A music documentary by Antoine Prum
LUX/UK 2014, 128 min., Stereo
With Steve Beresford, Adam Bohman, Sarah Gail Brand, John Butcher, Lol Coxhill, Angharad Davies, Rhodri Davies, Max Eastley, John Edwards, Caroline Kraabel, Phil Minton, Thurston Moore, Maggie Nicols, Steve Noble, Eddie Prévost, John Russell, Mark Sanders, Alan Tomlinson, Roger Turner, Alex Ward, Trevor Watts, Veryan Weston a.o.
Stewart Lee conversations Tony Bevan artistic advisor
Carlo Thiel director of photography Nikos Welter 2nd camera Gilles Laurent sound engineer Antoine Prum, Theo Thiesmeier, Marc Recchia edit Maikôl Seminatore sound edit
Taking the Dog for a Walk maps the scene of British Improvised Music, past and present. Alternating with extended music sequences, the conversations led by stand up comedian Stewart Lee gravitate around the idiosyncrasies of improvisation, from playing in front of the proverbial ‘four men and a dog’ to pursuing a career in a milieu where success is not measured by mainstream criteria.