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Joe Strummer: The Future is Unwritten

Punk rock documentaries are becoming a cottage industry these days. But this tightly focussed film by Julien Temple (The Filth and the Fury, Absolute Beginners, The Great Rock 'n' Roll Swindle) follows The Clash frontman Joe Strummer from 1977 onward, employing the usual techniques (talking-head interviews, historical footage) to deliver an in-depth character study of a pop culture legend. The film does talk about Stummer's years with The Clash, but really comes into its own when exploring Stummer's life in the aftermath of the band's breakup. 123 minutes Unrated.