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Joe Strummer: The Future is Unwritten

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Synopsis

Filmmaker Julien Temple chronicles the transformation of a self-described 'mouthy little git', born John Mellor, into an antiestablishment icon known to the world as Joe Strummer. In his latest documentary, Temple uncovers the myth behind the front man of the seminal punk band the Clash.

Through previously unearthed interviews with Strummer himself and recollections of those who knew him best, Temple reveals a complex man who used his music as a bullhorn for his conscience, as well as a means to educate others about the injustices of the world. The film includes live concert footage spanning Strummer's career and tapes of his BBC radio program, all of which provide a fitting soundtrack to his distinctive and storied existence.
 

Details

Year
2008
Type of film
Features
Running Time
123 mins
Format
35 mm
Director
Julien Temple
Producer
Jeremy Thomas
Co-Producer
Jeremy Thomas
Director of Photography
Ben Cole

Genre

Production Company

Nitrate Films

Sales
Company

Hanway Films
24 Hanway Street
London W1T 1UH
UK

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