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The View to play Joe Strummer premiere in London

The View

Story by Jack Foley

THE View have been confirmed to play the premiere of the documentary Joe Strummer: The Future is Unwritten at the Notting Hill Coronet in London on May 8.

As the front man of the Clash from 1977 onwards, Joe Strummer changed people’s lives forever. A musical icon and political activist, Strummer was never shy about saying what was on his mind and meaning it. He was a voice of a generation, which still resonates today.

The biopic contains never seen before footage of Strummer including studio sessions, archive and early childhood footage, interviews with Strummer disciples such as Martin Scorsese, Bono, members of Red Hot Chilli Peppers, friends new and old. There’s also candid interviews with Mick Jones, Topper Headon and other members of Joe’s musical career.

Drawing on both a shared punk history and the close personal friendship that developed over the last years of Joe’s life, Julien Temple’s film is a celebration of Joe – before, during and after The Clash.

Vertigo Films in association with Film4, Parallel Films and Nitrate Films are delighted to announce the theatrical release of The Future Is Unwritten: Joe Strummer, directed by Julien Temple, across the UK and Ireland on May 18, 2007.

The soundtrack will be released prior to that, by SonyBMG, on May 7, and includes unreleased Clash material, tracks from Joe’s other projects from The 101ers to The Mescaleros, plus the music that influenced him from reggae, to rock & roll to world music.

More acts and guests are to be confirmed at the premiere.