On the Road

Directed by Michael Winterbottom
  • UK
  • 121 mins
  • 2016
  • English

Michael Winterbottom joins fast-rising London band Wolf Alice on the road, capturing 16 different gigs and daily life backstage. The resulting film documents the tour from the point of view of a new crew member and reveals the relentless, sometimes unglamorous side of playing live, night after night. But it also mesmerises, capturing the nuanced musicality of the full band, and the bewitching talent and charisma of frontwoman Ellie Rowsell. 

Photo Credit: Jono White

Michael Winterbottom’s latest film is a wonderfully wistful semi-documentary following the band Wolf Alice on their UK tour.

Gráinne Humphreys, Festival Director

Ellie Rowsell
Joff Oddie
Joel Amey
Theo Ellis
Leah Harvey
James McArdle
Shirley Henderson