Upside Down: The Creation Records Story.
A Document Films presentation. (International sales: Document Films, Leicester, U.K.) Produced by Danny O'Connor. Executive producer, Mark Cranwell.
Directed by Danny O'Connor. Reviewed at London Film Festival (New British Cinema), Oct. 23, 2010. Running time: 101 MIN.
With: Alan McGee, Noel Gallagher, Bobby Gillespie, Jim Reid, Dick Green, Guy Chadwick, Kevin Shields, Andy Bell, Bob Mould, Irvine Welsh, Mark Gardener, Joe Foster, Gruff Rhys, Norman Blake.
While record labels such as Chicago's Chess Records and Manchester's Factory have benefited from fictionalized features celebrating their storied histories ("Cadillac Records" and "24 Hour Party People," respectively), London's Creation Records has had to settle for unadorned docu "Upside Down." Not that the label's fans will complain: Producer-director Danny O'Connor has done them a service not only by securing access to all the principals, but also by including many of Creation's lesser acts. Resulting authentic document won't turn the world topsy-turvy, but "Upside" should come downstream with solid ancillary.