Gary Numan Documentary Premieres At Edinburgh Film Festival

  • 20 June 2016

Gary Numan: Android in La La Land, follows the British musician, his wife Gemma and their daughters Raven, Persia and Echo as they move from Sussex to Los Angeles. It also focuses on the making of the Cars singer's most recent album, titled Splinter, and his bid to break into composing movie soundtracks.

Numan, 58, rose to prominence at the end of the 1970s as frontman, writer, and producer for band Tubeway Army. But he found success in the charts on both sides of the Atlantic with Cars which peaked at No. 1 in the UK in 1979 and No. 9 in the US in 1980, which was released under Numan's own name.

Directed by Steve Read and Rob Alexander, whose previous credits include 2012 documentaries Knockout Scousers and The Man Whose Mind Exploded, the film promises in its synopsis, "exclusive access to the Numan family as they unpack in California, the story unfolds at home, in the studio and on the road."

"It explores the many contradictions and misconceptions that have cropped up in the life of Gary Numan, with an emotional rollercoaster of an ending that reveals that the man behind the mask is human after all."

The Are 'Friends' Electric? musician has been cited as an influence by musicians from Nine Inch Nails, Damon Albarn, Marilyn Manson and Lady GaGa.

Gary Numan: Android in La La land closes East End Film Festival on 3 July (16) and is released in British cinemas on 26 August (16).

Numan's Classic Albums U.K. tour, where the singer will play old hits and fan favourites, begins in Sheffield in September (16).