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An early Christmas present for Clash fans


by Gini Mascorro 4 Dec 2007

OK, having just finished my little Snoopy dance up and down the hall, I’m thrilled to announce that Julien (The Filth & The Fury) Temple’s long-awaited documentary, Joe Strummer: The Future Is Unwritten opens Friday, December 14th at the Angelika Film Center in Dallas.  Featured interviews include former bandmates Mick Jones and Topper Headon (sorry, girls […]

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joe-strummer.jpgOK, having just finished my little Snoopy dance up and down the hall, I’m thrilled to announce that Julien (The Filth & The Fury) Temple’s long-awaited documentary, Joe Strummer: The Future Is Unwritten opens Friday, December 14th at the Angelika Film Center in Dallas.  Featured interviews include former bandmates Mick Jones and Topper Headon (sorry, girls – no Paul Simonon), actors Steve Buscemi and Johnny Depp, Martin Scorsese, the hilariously scathing Mancunian poet laureate John Cooper Clarke, musician and filmmaker Don Letts (The Punk Rock Movie, Punk: Attitude), British artist Damien Hirst, and way too many others to name.  Checking around, it also looks like the soundtrack includes a fair smattering of 101’ers and Mescaleros tunes, along with loads of Clash standards.  Sweetness…

From the website:

As the front man of the Clash from 1977 onwards, Joe Strummer changed people’s lives forever. Four years after his death, his influence reaches out around the world, more strongly now than ever before. In “The Future Is Unwritten”, from British film director Julien Temple, Joe Strummer is revealed not just as a legend or musician, but as a true communicator of our times. Drawing on both a shared punk history and the close personal friendship which developed over the last years of Joe’s life, Julien Temple’s film is a celebration of Joe Strummer – before, during and after the Clash.

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  • Sweetness, indeed. Can’t wait. Wonder why there’s no Paul Simonon, though…?

    Did you ever see Don Letts’ documentary about The Clash, Gini? Awesome.

  • No, but I need to! Like right now. Don Letts is the man.

    Was that the young Ari Up I spied in the website clip for the new doc?!

  • I highly recommend it. I forget the title, but I recorded it years ago on videocassette…

    Can’t help you with the Ari Up reference as I have no idea who he or she is. Current pop culture is not my strong suit.

    But I knew you’d written this post before I even saw the byline. I remember a few years back during a segment in one of Glenn Mitchell’s shows when somebody asked about recommended punk-era albums or some such and you threw out “Sandinista!” I knew you were a gal after my own heart.

    So what’s the easiest way to benevolently stalk your favorite KERA personalities? You guys don’t make it easy for us, you know…!