The new Everyman Manchester St. John’s cinema on Quay Street was buzzing tonight at the World Premiere of new feature documentary, BUSBY. Directed by Joe Pearlman (Bros: When The Screaming Stops), BUSBY is the definitive film about iconic Manchester United manager Sir Matt Busby and will be released by Altitude from this Friday.
Guests of the premiere included current Manchester United first team coach Michael Carrick and Assistant Manager Mike Phelan. Former United players who featured under Sir Matt Busby were reunited on the red carpet, including 1968 European Cup winners such as Paddy Crereand and John Aston Jr. were joined by original ‘Busby Babe’ Wilf McGuiness. For those in attendance, the night proved a nostalgic but celebratory experience.
Other guests in attendance included celebrity fans of the club such Downton Abbey stars Siobhan Finneran and Brendan Coyle, great-nephew of Busby.
BUSBY is available on digital download from 15th November and on DVD and Blu-ray from 18th November by Altitude. The film’s director Joe Pearlman was in attendance, along with BUSBY executive producer and Gabe Turner of Fulwell 73 and creative producer Daniel Harris.
BUSBY is the definitive film about the definitive football manager. A companion piece to The Class of ‘92, this documentary will not only comprehensively celebrate the man who won all there was to win, and whose Busby Babes paved the way for Beckham et al, but it will also present a man whose tenacity and faith carried him through the toughest of times.
Everyman opened its latest three-screen venue in Manchester St John’s, Quay Street on 31st October 2019.
The new venue is on the site of the old Granada Studios and features a large bar and lounge space as well as three screens featuring Everyman’s signature comfy sofa seating and a menu featuring Spielburgers, sundaes and cocktails.
Our review by Ged Noonan and Joe Casserley is out soon.
Available to own on digital 15th November and
DVD & Blu-ray 18th November
Findthe trailer on YouTube here: