The history of French techno is explored in new documentary

The Manchester International Festival will screen new documentary Laurent Garnier: Off the Record next month, exploring the origins and rise of techno music.

The documentary will explore these themes from the perspective of Laurent Garnier, French DJ and producer, and is directed by Gabin Rivoire. Garnier was instrumental in techno’s rise within Paris and Manchester, frequenting the Hacienda and other venues that contributed to the success of techno worldwide.

A Q&A will take place after the screening, with Garnier and Rivioire being joined by Dave Haslam and Jon Dasilva, who were residents at The Hacienda.

This documentary immerses the audience in the world of techno music by following one of the most emblematic figures of this culture. The emerging director Gabin Rivoire convinced Laurent Garnier to give him complete and never before seen personal and professional access for the past three years.


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