The Great Rock 'n' Roll Swindle MA 15+

Documentary | Feature
Director  Julien Temple
United Kingdom | 103 mins | 1980

The filth and the fury of punk rock.

Documentary and fiction collide in Julien Temple’s brilliant portrait of the meteoric rise and spectacular implosion of the Sex Pistols. Archival footage, music videos, scripted drama, animation and hilarious fake newsreels are cleverly edited to present the Pistols’ story as a swindle perpetrated by their Faginesque manager Malcolm McLaren. With a cast including infamous train robber (and Sex Pistols singer!) Ronnie Biggs, this is a priceless punk rock document. Don’t miss this extremely rare 35mm screening, followed by a Skype Q+A with director Julien Temple. 

“The Citizen Kane of rock movies“ – (Variety)

Director Julien Temple | Screenwriter Julien Temple