An energetic exploration of male identity via the lives, personalities, and adventures of a diverse band of men, real men across the globe all sharing the same name – James Bond.
1953. Jamaica. When author Ian Fleming needs a name for his suave, sophisticated secret agent, he steals one from an unaware birdwatcher and creates a pop-culture phenomenon about the ultimate fictional alpha-male.
2023. Seventy years after the publication of the first Bond novel and as all eyes turn to who could be the seventh 007, Australian filmmaker Matthew Bauer is on a global mission to discover the lasting, contrasting and very personal impacts of sharing such an identity with James Bond.
From a Swedish 007 super-fan with a WWII past to a gay New York theatre director, an African American Bond accused of murder, and two resilient women caught up in it all, Bauer’s cinematic mission is an audacious, poignant, and insightful examination of masculinity, gender, and race in the very real shadows of a movie icon.
Gunnar James Bond Schäfer
James Alexander Bond
James Bond Jr
Rene van Pannevis
IN SELECT CINEMAS & ON DEMAND 19 MAY
Monday 15 May: London – Regent Street Cinema – UK Premiere + Filmmaker Q&A – BOOK NOW
Wednesday 17 May: London – Regent Street Cinema – BOOK NOW
FROM 19 MAY
Act One, Acton, London – BOOK NOW
HOME, Manchester – BOOK NOW
Warwick Arts Centre – BOOK NOW
Depot, Lewes – BOOK NOW
FROM 26 MAY
Showroom, Sheffield – BOOK NOW
Tyneside, Newcastle – BOOK NOW
FROM 2 JUNE
Leisure Cinemas, Gibraltar – BOOK NOW
Regal Cinema, Fordingbridge (3rd June only) – BOOK NOW
Oswestry Fim Society @ kinokulture + Director Q&A (8th June only) – BOOK NOW
FROM 23 JUNE
Chichester Cinema at New Park – BOOK NOW
FROM 28 JULY
South Hill Park Arts Centre (2nd August only) – BOOK NOW
Shetland – Shetland Arts – BOOK SOON
More cinemas to be confirmed – check back for latest list