Greenisland Rock

Details

Location

Greenisland

Year

1982

Source

Format

16mm

colour

Length

22min 00sec

Silent

sound

Courtesy

British Film Institute, Gothic Films, Irish Film Archive, Roy Spence

Rights Holder

Irish Film Archive, Roy Spence

Description

What has the youth of Greenisland turning Ted? Meet the people reliving the 1950s in the outskirts of 1980s Belfast.

This Spence Brothers documentary gives an enjoyable glimpse into a family reviving the Teddy boy culture in 1980’s Northern Ireland. Follow John ‘the Ted’ as he shows you where to get the records, clothes and learn the essential moves, all in the outskirts of Belfast. Then meet the other committed members of Greenisland’s Junior Rock ‘n’ Roll society dedicated to this bygone era. 



 

Notes

Twin brothers Roy and Noel Spence have been making films like this for over fifty years; with subjects including crafty leprechauns, creatures from outer space, fifties rock 'n' rollers and the undead. You can enjoy many of these fantastical creations on BFI player. This film is courtesy of Roy Spence and is held in the Irish Film Archive.

Credits

A Gothic Films Production

Written, Procuded and Directed by Roy Spence 

Interviewees: Macey Fletcher, Tracey Rankin,  Michelle Rankin

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