Joe Strummer: The Future Is Unwritten

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Joe Strummer: The Future Is Unwritten
Joe Strummer - The Future Is Unwritten.jpg
Directed by Julien Temple
Produced by Anna Campeau
Alan Moloney
Amanda Temple
Orlagh Collins
Stephan Mallmann
Susan Mullen
Music by Ian Neil
Steve Isles
Amanda Street
Cinematography Ben Cole
Editing by Mark Reynolds
Tobias Zaldua
Distributed by Vertigo Films
IFC Films[1]
Release dates 20 January 2007 (Sundance Film Festival)
Running time 123 min. (Sundance Film Festival)
Country Ireland, United Kingdom
Language English

Joe Strummer: The Future Is Unwritten is a 2007 documentary film directed by Julien Temple about Joe Strummer, the lead singer of the English punk rock band The Clash, that went on to win the British Independent Film Awards as Best British Documentary 2007.[2][3] The film premiered 20 January 2007 at the 2007 Sundance Film Festival.[4] It was also shown at the Dublin Film Festival on 24 February 2007.[4]

It was released in the United Kingdom on 18 May 2007 and in Australia on 31 August 2007.[4] The film opened in limited release in the United States on 2 November 2007.[4]

Cast[edit]

Special Thanks: Terence Dackombe

Critical reception[edit]

The film was well received by critics. As of 18 October 2009 on the review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes, 89% of critics gave the film positive reviews, based on 61 reviews.[5] On Metacritic, the film had an average score of 79 out of 100, based on 19 reviews.[6]

Marc Savlov of The Austin Chronicle named it the 8th best film of 2007.[7] Stephanie Zacharek of Salon named it the 9th best film of 2007.[7]

Box office performance[edit]

As of 31 January 2008 box office takings totalled $US 1,108,740[8]

Awards[edit]

  • Nominated Grand Jury Prize in the World Cinema – Documentary category at the Sundance Film Festival 2007[3]
  • Winner of Best British Documentary at the British Independent Film Awards 2007[3]
  • Nominated Best Single Documentary at the Irish Film and Television Awards (IFTA) 2008[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Joe Strummer: The Future Is Unwritten (2007) – Company credits". Internet Movie Database. Retrieved 3 November 2007. 
  2. ^ Temple, J., Amanda Temple, Anna Campeau, and Alan Moloney (2008). Joe Strummer The future is unwritten (Documentary, Rockumentary). New York, NY, United States: Sony BMG Music Entertainment. OCLC 233652709. 
  3. ^ a b c d "Joe Strummer: The Future Is Unwritten (2007) – Awards". Internet Movie Database. Retrieved 18 December 2008. 
  4. ^ a b c d "Joe Strummer: The Future Is Unwritten (2007) – Release dates". Internet Movie Database. Retrieved 3 November 2007. 
  5. ^ "Joe Strummer: The Future is Unwritten – Rotten Tomatoes". Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved 3 November 2007. 
  6. ^ "Joe Strummer: The Future Is Unwritten (2007): Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved 3 November 2007. 
  7. ^ a b "Metacritic: 2007 Film Critic Top Ten Lists". Metacritic. Archived from the original on 2 January 2008. Retrieved 5 January 2008. 
  8. ^ "Joe Strummer: The Future Is Unwritten (2007)". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved 31 May 2011. 

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