The Damned: Don’t You Wish That We Were Dead
Director: Wes Orshoski Run Time: 120 min. Format: DCP Rating: NR Release Year: 2015
Starring: Chrissie Hynde, Dexter Holland, Fred Armisen, Gaye Advert, Lemmy Kilmister, Mick Jones
A documentary on THE DAMNED, the first English punk artist to release a single and album. Director Wes Orshoski in attendance for a post-screening Q&A!
From Lemmy filmmaker Wes Orshoski comes the story of the long-ignored pioneers of punk: The Damned, the first U.K. punks on wax and the first to cross the Atlantic. This authorized film includes appearances from Chrissie Hynde, Mick Jones (The Clash), Lemmy and members of Pink Floyd, Black Flag, GNR, the Sex Pistols, Blondie, Buzzcocks, and more. Shot around the globe over three years, the film charts the band’s complex history and infighting, as it celebrated its 35th anniversary and found its estranged former members striking out on their own anniversary tour, while still others battle cancer.