Known for his influential post-punk group Orange Juice and his solo career that included the global hit A Girl Like You, the celebrated lyricist Edwyn Collins could only say two phrases after waking up – ‘Grace Maxwell’ and ‘The possibilities are endless’ – following life-threatening cerebral haemorrhages in 2005. Collins will visit the IFI on the 28th November to take part in a Q&A after the 18.30 Opening Night screening of the release of this inspiring and beautiful documentary that charts his recovery.
Placed inside Collins’ mind, we embark on a remarkable journey from the brink of death back to language, music, life and love. With the help of his wife Grace, Edwyn submerges himself in a landscape of memories, as he tries to unlock the story of his past. More than a story of determination against all odds; it is an intimate and life-affirming tale of rediscovery.
The Possibilities Are Endless is the third feature from exciting new British directing talents, Edward Lovelace and James Hall (filmmakers behind the global box office hit, Katy Perry: Part of Me). The documentary blends intimate retrospective moments with real life scenes to paint a unique portrait of Scottish singer and songwriter Edwyn Collins, and his wife and manager Grace Maxwell. The film captures Collins’ exhilarating return to writing and performing music. The Possibilities Are Endless is filmed from Edwyn’s perspective, allowing the viewer into his mind-set, allowing for a rare immersive experience.
Tickets for The Possibilities Are Endless (running from the 28th November) are available from the IFI Box Office on 01 679 3477 or online at www.ifi.ie.