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April Clare Welsh
7 March 2024, 12:37

Tony De Vit documentary, Don’t Ever Stop, to be screened this month

The film explores how De Vit helped to catalyse the hard house sound in the '90s

Tony De Vit DJing. He's wearing an orange sweater with his left harm held high over his head, with a big smile on his face.

A documentary about hard house trailblazer Tony De Vit is due to be screened in London this month.

Directed by Stuart Pollitt, Don't Ever Stop: Tony De Vit explores how de Vit, the most high-profile resident at renowned queer London club Trade, helped to catalyse the hard house sound in the '90s, also forming professional and personal connections with Robert "Fergie" Ferguson and Andi Buckley.

The film will be shown on the 23rd and 24th March at London's BFI Southbank as part of BFI Flare 2024, "the UK's biggest celebration of contemporary LGBTQIA+ cinema from around the world".

In a statement about the screening, the BFI's Brian Robinson said: "De Vit kept the ’90s generation dancing through the worst years of the AIDS epidemic. The story of his life is told in his own words and through interviews with those closest to him. This is a profoundly moving tale of hard beats, heavy living, ecstasy and the continuing legacy of the late great DJ."

The documentary was also screened at Dublin's Lighthouse Cinema last month. Find out more about the film and pick up tickets for the BFI screenings from the Tony De Vit site here.

Don't Ever Stop: Tony de Vit, which premiered at the Doc' n Roll film festival late last year, also features Judge Jules, Danny Rampling, Fergie, Andi Buckley and Tony’s sister, Jayne De Vit.

Check out Stuart Who's in--depth feature on the life and times of Tony De Vit and the legacy he left behind here. Watch a trailer for the documentary below.