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The Moon over the Alley

The Moon over the Alley 15 rating

The Moon Over the Alley is a bizarre and compelling musical exploring the problems of multicultural Notting Hill residents in the early 1970s.

Musical 1977 108 mins

Director: Joseph Despins

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Overview

The Moon Over the Alley reunited Duffer writer/directors Joseph Despins and William Dumaresq, with this strange London-set musical, again scored by Galt MacDermont (Hair). The film explores the problems facing the multicultural residents in a Notting Hill boarding house of the early 1970s, destined for demolition. Dark and disturbing, yet also dreamlike and tender, this astonishing film defies all categorisation.

This title is also available on DVD / Blu-ray in the BFI’s Flipside collection.

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