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My Generation

Presented by Michael Caine

To coincide with Michael Caine’s 85th birthday on Wed 14 March, the iconic star will take part in a live satellite Q&A with Edith Bowman following a preview screening of his new engaging and evocative documentary, live from the BFI Southbank. 

British film icon Michael Caine narrates and stars in My Generation, the vivid and inspiring story of his personal journey through 1960s London. Based on personal accounts and stunning archive footage this feature-length documentary film sees Caine travel back in time to talk to The Beatles, Twiggy, David Bailey, Mary Quant, The Rolling Stones, David Hockney and other star names.

“For the first time in history the young working class stood up for ourselves and said, we’re here, this is our society and we’re not going away!”

Michael Caine

The film has been painstakingly assembled over the last six years by Caine working with Producer Simon Fuller, Writers Dick Clement and Ian La Frenais and Director David Batty to tell the story of the birth of pop culture in London, through the eyes of the young Michael Caine.

Michael Caine became a global movie star after starring roles in films such as Alfie (1964), The Italian Job (1969) and Battle of Britain (1969). But My Generation reveals how he was lucky to secure his first big break in Zulu (1966), and how many other seminal sixties figures had to fight just to be noticed.

My Generation uses carefully intercut audio of Caine's conversations with his co-stars blended with un-seen archive material to take the movie viewer back to the heart of the 1960s. In one poignant sequence we accompany Caine as he drives through Piccadilly Circus today overlaid with original 60s film to create a remarkable time travel effect.

My Generation is executive produced by James Clayton, produced by Simon Fuller, Michael Caine, Dick Clement, Ian La Frenais and Fodhla Cronin O’Reilly and directed by David Batty.

Please note: this event will start promptly at 18:30.