Showtime has chosen a feature-length documentary on iconic British group New Order. Mike Christie (“Hansa Studios: By The Wall 1976-90 ″) produced and directed“ New Order: Decades. ”He follows the group’s preparations as they re-stage their“ So It Goes ”collaboration with the artist Liam Gillick and an orchestra of 12 synthesizers during the Manchester International Festival.
The filmmakers had full access to the group and their collaborators in the making of the doc. Comcast’s Sky in the UK originally commissioned the two-hour film for Sky Arts. He bowed on the channel in September.
“‘New Order: Decades’ offers a rare chance to enter the private world of the group, understand the visual philosophy of their aesthetic and design, and witness their collaborative and creative processes,” said the Caravan Managing Director and Executive Producer Dinah Lord. “We are delighted that Showtime’s acquisition of the film means that many American New Order fans will be able to enjoy this unique treat.”
The film is being sold by London-based White Light Distribution, which has entered into a North American deal with the Showtime cable network. “It’s great to have the movie New Order licensed to Showtime on behalf of Caravan and to be released in the US and Canada this fall,” said Andrew Winter of White Light.