The Clash revolutionized rock ‘n’ roll and changed young peoples attitudes around the world forever. Since then they have gone down in history as more than just another rock legend. The Clash endure as icons, not purely because of their music, but also as a band who stood for something above and beyond commercial success. In a world increasingly lacking in inspirational cultural figures they remain a kind of heroic myth. Their story is an epic adventure.
The Clash front man, songwriter, human rock ‘n’ roll dynamo and guiding spirit behind this unrivalled legacy, was of course, the late, great Joe Strummer. JOE STRUMMER ‘THE FUTURE IS UNWRITTEN’ directed by Julien Temple will coincide with this extraordinary worldwide snowballing of interest in his life, work and contemporary relevance. With unique authorized access to Joe’s personal archives and much previously unseen footage our film will dig deep beneath the narrowly received myths which surround the Clash and punk in general, to situate Joe the individual, in the broader cultural context of the last 50 years. It will serve both as an intimate memorial to a friend and an epic celebration of a global icon. A dramatic and humorous exploration of the man behind the legend, telling for the first time the inside story of his whole life, both before, during and after the spotlight of the Clash, to his international legion of fans.
It's time to take the humanity back into the centre of the ring and follow that for a time.
Anna Campeau, Alan Moloney, Amanda Temple