Nov252012

Rockumentary film screening: The Filth and the Fury

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Albert Watson, Jagger/Leopard, 1992, gelatin silver print, private collection

Overview

There was a time when rock and roll was not only exciting but downright dangerous.  A time when a ratty band of working-class English yobs with little more than a bad reputation could get themselves banned across the country.

When a few, expletive-filled minutes on a television broadcast could outrage an entire nation, trigger a moral panic and get the band dropped from their label.  When the English music press preferred to abolish the No. 1 slot rather then give the band's best-selling "God Save the Queen" its place at the top of the charts.

The band was the Sex Pistols - guitarist Steve Jones, drummer Paul Cook, bassist Glen Matlock (later replaced by Sid Vicious) and snarling, front man Johnny Rotten - the short-lived but enormously influential group that helped ignite the '70s punk-rock explosion.

108 mins. Directed by Julien Temple, 2000. R16

Sunday 25 November - 2pm
Auditorium - free entry

 

Image: Albert Watson, Jagger/Leopard, 1992
gelatin silver print, private collection

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Film

Date & Time

Sunday 25 November 2pm

Location

Auditorium, Lower ground level

Services

  • Wheelchair access available
  • Free
  • Wheelchairs available

Cost

Free

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