Joe Strummer: The Future Is Unwritten
|Joe Strummer: The Future Is Unwritten|
|Directed by||Julien Temple|
|Produced by||Anna Campeau
|Music by||Ian Neil
|Editing by||Mark Reynolds
|Distributed by||Vertigo Films
|Release dates||20 January 2007 (Sundance Film Festival)|
|Running time||123 min. (Sundance Film Festival)|
|Country||Ireland, United Kingdom|
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. The film premiered 20 January 2007 at the 2007 Sundance Film Festival. It was also shown at the Dublin Film Festival on 24 February 2007.
- Brigitte Bardot – Herself (archive footage)
- Michael Balzary (Flea) – Himself
- Bono – Himself
- Steve Buscemi – Himself
- Terry Chimes – Himself
- John Cooper Clarke – Himself
- John Cusack – Himself
- Peter Cushing – Winston Smith (archive footage)
- Johnny Depp – Himself
- Matt Dillon – Himself
- Tymon Dogg – Himself (archive footage)
- Bobby Gillespie – Himself
- Alasdair Gillies – Himself
- Iain Gillies – Himself
- Topper Headon – Himself
- Damien Hirst – Himself
- Mick Jagger – Himself (archive footage)
- Jim Jarmusch – Himself
- Mick Jones – Himself
- Steve Jones – Himself
- Anthony Kiedis – Himself
- Don Letts – Himself
- Keith Levene – Himself
- Bernie Rhodes – Himself
- Martin Scorsese – Himself
- Joe Strummer – Himself
Special Thanks: Terence Dackombe
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. On Metacritic, the film had an average score of 79 out of 100, based on 19 reviews.
Box office performance
As of 31 January 2008 box office takings totalled $US 1,108,740
- Nominated Grand Jury Prize in the World Cinema – Documentary category at the Sundance Film Festival 2007
- Winner of Best British Documentary at the British Independent Film Awards 2007
- Nominated Best Single Documentary at the Irish Film and Television Awards (IFTA) 2008
- "Joe Strummer: The Future Is Unwritten (2007) – Company credits". Internet Movie Database. Retrieved 3 November 2007.
- 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.
- "Joe Strummer: The Future Is Unwritten (2007) – Awards". Internet Movie Database. Retrieved 18 December 2008.
- "Joe Strummer: The Future Is Unwritten (2007) – Release dates". Internet Movie Database. Retrieved 3 November 2007.
- "Joe Strummer: The Future is Unwritten – Rotten Tomatoes". Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved 3 November 2007.
- "Joe Strummer: The Future Is Unwritten (2007): Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved 3 November 2007.
- "Metacritic: 2007 Film Critic Top Ten Lists". Metacritic. Archived from the original on 2 January 2008. Retrieved 5 January 2008.
- "Joe Strummer: The Future Is Unwritten (2007)". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved 31 May 2011.
- Joe Strummer: The Future Is Unwritten at the Internet Movie Database
- Joe Strummer: The Future Is Unwritten at Rotten Tomatoes
- Joe Strummer: The Future Is Unwritten at Metacritic
- Joe Strummer: The Future Is Unwritten at Box Office Mojo
- Joe Strummer: The Future Is Unwritten at AllMovie
- Joe Strummer: The Future Is Unwritten at sundance.org