JOE STRUMMER: THE FUTURE IS UNWRITTEN
If we were at Sundance, we would have been first in line to see the Julien Temple documentary Joe Strummer: The Future is Unwritten. Joe, the heart and soul and lead singer of The Clash, died too young in 2002 from a congenital heart defect. Temple is becoming a spokesperson for the punk generation – he also produced the Sex Pistols’ documentary The Filth and the Fury. The Strummer film is described as rare footage of the punk legend’s early life, plus clips of the band. At one point, Julian Temple even compares Joe to Winston Churchill. In later years, the politically conscious Strummer was a friend and mentor to Courtney Love, who worshipped him. We wonder if she was at the Sundance screening.