One of the best films of the 80’s can be seen in a whole new light thanks to a new Ghostbusters documentary screening at VideOdyssey on Saturday 14 March.

Having celebrated the 35th anniversary of Ivan Reitman’s cult favourite with its European premiere at BFI IMAX, CLEANIN’ UP THE TOWN: Remembering Ghostbusters is heading for VideOdyssey. Directed and produced by the brother and sister team of Anthony and Claire Bueno, the film pays a fitting tribute to the whole creative team behind the global phenomenon that continues to enchant audiences to this day.

CLEANIN’ UP THE TOWN: Remembering Ghostbusters, is the definitive retrospective documentary, resulting from twelve years of research and production.  It charts the making of the original 1984 Ghostbusters, featuring interviews with director Ivan Reitman, and lead cast Dan Aykroyd, Sigourney Weaver, Harold Ramis and Ernie Hudson.  In addition, the documentary hallmarks the extraordinary achievements made by the filmmakers working in visual effects era before the game-changing Jurassic Park.  It reveals a story of ingenuity, innovation and emphasises just how ambitious an undertaking the making of Ghostbusters really was.

With the original film having made a lasting impact since childhood, director Anthony Bueno has assembled a comprehensive documentary for both fans and film lovers alike.  It contains a wealth of insightful interviews with cast and crew alongside never before seen archive material much from the personal collections of members of the creative team themselves, it’s a lasting testament to the craft of filmmaking teamwork and inventive puppeteering when faced with adverse time constraints and all manner of technical challenges that have enabled Ghostbusters to retain such a perpetually popular international appeal.

To retrain creative control the Buenos self-financed the documentary. However, after eight years the fluctuating economy took its toll and the siblings launched a Kickstarter campaign to help the film cross the finish line. The crowd funder succeeded, and unexpectedly allowed for the Ghostbusters community to have greater inclusivity to the beloved franchise.

CLEANIN’ UP THE TOWN: Remembering Ghostbusters Documentary Screening At VideOdyssey, Saturday 14 March.

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