Yesterday I went to the screening of “Elephant Days”, a documentary film by directors James Caddick and James Cronin, featuring The Maccabees (a band I really like). The film documents the life of residents in Elephant & Castle, as well as the making of the band’s fourth album Marks To Prove It.
The film also looks at a very interesting subject: Elephant & Castle is currently suffering huge changes and the directors fear that those changes will also mean the loss of Elephant & Castle’s atmosphere and sense of community. “Elephant Days” serves both as manifesto and tribute to the area and its residents.
I decided to write a post on this just because I really liked the film and wanted to share it and make people go see it. The shots are incredibly well-made and, although it is a documentary, James managed to get some pretty funny shots so, for those who think documentaries are boring, “Elephant Days” will prove you wrong.
If you can, please go see this film. I promise you won’t regret it.