The Great Rock ‘n’ Roll Swindle

  • Original title: The Great Rock ‘n’ Roll Swindle
  • Direction: Julien Temple
  • Production: Don Boyd, Jeremy Thomas
  • Photography: Adam Barker-Mill, Nicholas D. Knowland, John Metcalfe, Willi Patterson
  • Edition: Richard Bedford, Crispin Green, Mike Maslin, Bernie Pokrzywa, David Rae, Gordon Swire
  • Country: United Kingdom
  • Year: 1980
  • Duration: 103'
  • Language: English
  • Valencian Premiere

Synopsis

A fake documentary that fallows the story of the British band Sex Pistols, from their manager’s point of view. Let Malcolm McLaren show you how to achieve fame and fortune by making your pop group the most despised band in the world. McLaren presents his ten-point program on how to achieve success through chaos, ineptitude, and abusing the music industry.

Schedule

Friday 27 | 20:00 | La Filmoteca
Sunday 29 | 20:30 | Docs a la Plaça

Julien Temple (London, 1953), filmmaker and director of music videos, began his remarkable career directing the documentary of the Sex Pistols, The Great Rock ‘n’ Roll Swindle (1979). He studied at King’s College, Cambridge and in the eighties became one of the directors of music videos most recognized for his work with figures such as The Rolling Stones, The Kinks and David Bowie. Currently, he is considered a cult director for works such as London: The Modern Babylon (2012) or Requiem for Detroit (2009).

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  • LA Film Festival. International Premiere.
  • Adelaide Film Festival.
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