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U.S. Theatrical Premiere
LE DONK AND SCOR-ZAY-ZEE
"When [Paddy] Considine really gets going, he's as funny as he's ever been" -TimeOut London
"Considine is amazing" -TimeOut Chicago
Recommended! "Sweetly, engagingly silly... Considine, as always, breathes a convincing character" -NewCity Chicago
Le Donk and Scor-Zay-Zee was born out of director Shane Meadows' and producer Mark Herbert's frustration at the sheer expense of time and money required to get a new project off the ground. So, actor Paddy Considine broke out an earlier comic creation of his: an endearing/repellent rock 'n' roll roadie known as Donk; an Arctic Monkeys gig provided the backdrop; and Meadows played himself, as a documentary-maker. The next element of the project fell in by serendipitous accident: the young Nottingham rapper Scor-zay-zee, a hero to followers of underground UK hip hop, came on board to play a bit part. The film evolved into the story of Le Donk's efforts to get Scor-zay-zee an onstage slot supporting the Arctic Monkeys. Fast, fun and darkly funny, Le Donk showcases Considine's comic gifts, Scor-zayzee's one-off rap style, and Meadows' irrepressible sense of fun – a powerful and inspiring antidote to the bureaucracy and bitchiness of the UK film scene. (Edinburgh Film Festival)