"THE FUTURE IS UNWRITTEN" A FILM ABOUT JOE STRUMMER
When his old friend Joe Strummer died three days before Christmas 2002, Julien Temple decided to commemorate him in a film about his life.
After a long time of hacking through "jungles of film, not finding the key or the inspiration or whatever,"Temple eventually came up with the idea of interviewing Strummer's friends and fans around a series of campfires. In his later years, Strummer had become obsessed with building campfires, most famously at Glastonbury, "almost as a creative statement - there was this idea that it was a great leveller, that it reached back to prehistoric man, that people never really meet each other that profoundly in any other context".
Among the musicians invited to perform at one of these campfires last year were Alabama 3 Acoustic (Larry Love, Rock Freebase, Devlin Love and Harpo Strangelove) who are featured in the film performing "U Don't Dans 2 Tekno". Larry and Devlin also performed live at the London premier of the film last week.
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