Pulp head home for premiere of documentary at Sheffield Doc Fest

The documentary following the band will premiere as a live simulcast in cinemas across the UK and Ireland, followed by a Q&A with Jarvis Cocker and co, on Saturday 7 June

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Pulp head home for premiere of documentary at Sheffield Doc Fest
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Alicia Tan

To the dismay of indie lovers of a certain age, Pulp played their last UK show in December 2012 in Sheffield. But this weekend, the ’90s band fronted by Jarvis Cocker return briefly to their hometown in the documentary A Film About Life, Death & Supermarkets, which gets its European premiere on the opening night of the Sheffield Doc Fest on Saturday.

The film will be simulcast live in cinemas across the UK and Ireland, followed by a satellite screening of a Q&A with the band. Just to prove it, Jarvis Cocker posted a handwritten note to Facebook telling his fans to look at the list of cinemas, which you can find here.

The rock documentary’s world premiere was held at this year’s SXSW festival in Austin, Texas. Directed by Florian Habicht, the film features the band’s last gig, enthusiastic testimonials from Sheffield residents and Jarvis twerking on a speaker. Judging from the trailer below, this film will truly sing along with the common people.

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