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Joe Strummer: The Future is Unwritten

Not Yet Rated| 2 hr. 5 min.

Plot Summary
Julien Temple's film is a fitting tribute to one of Britain's most influential and best-loved musicians, best known as the front man of The Clash, who mellowed in later life into fronting his new band, the Mescaleros. Temple's advantage is that as a chronicler of punk from its earliest days, he could call on his own archive footage as well as that shot by others over the years.

Cast: Joe Strummer , Steve Jones , Mick Jones , Brigitte Bardot , Bono , Steve Buscemi , Terry Chimes ,

Director: Julien Temple

Genres: Documentary

Distributor: IFC First Take

Joe Strummer: The Future is Unwritten (2007)

Release Date: November 2nd, 2007|2 hr. 5 min.

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  • One of the most direct and personal music documentaries ever made. show more

  • Julian Temple, the British music-documentary director who helmed the 2000 Pistols' flick "The Filth and the Fury," has done such cinematic justice to the punk humanist born John Graham Mellor, who died of a congenital heart defect in 2002. show more

  • The movie fascinates not so much because of Strummer, whose brooding temperament and flash-and-burn career arc seems pretty routine by rock standards, but because of the way Temple organized and edited the film. show more

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