he new documentary “The Public Image is Rotten” — chronicling John Lydon’s post-Sex Pistols band Public Image Ltd. — will screen in theaters in the U.K. and Europe this summer and then North America this fall, according to the band. And here’s your first taste of the project, via the trailer here.
A new documentary chronicling Midnight Oil’s pivotal year of 1984 — which saw the release of Red Sails in the Sunset and Peter Garrett’s failed run for the Australian Senate as a Nuclear Disarmament Party candidate — will screen in Australian theaters in May before an international rollout.
The years-in-the-making, crowdfunded documentary “New Wave: Dare to Be Different” — director Ellen Goldfarb’s star-studded account of the hugely influential New York alternative station WLIR 92.7 FM — will debut on the Showtime cable network later this month. See the trailer right here.
A new Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds concert film titled “Distant Sky” and filmed last year will be screened in theaters worldwide for one night only on April 12. Directed by David Barnard, the film captures the Bad Seeds’ Skeleton Tree-centered performance on Oct. 20 at the Royal Arena in Copenhagen.
Explore the legacy of the German recording studio where David Bowie’s “Heroes” and so many other classic albums were made in the new 90-minute documentary “Hansa Studios By The Wall 1976-90,” which aired on U.K. television earlier this month and now has popped up on YouTube. Watch it here.
The Showtime cable network has released a trailer ahead of its airing of the new XTC documentary “This Is Pop,” a 30-second tease that’s a fraction as long as the nearly 6 1/2-minute trailer that leaked earlier this year. Still, for fans in the U.S., where the doc has yet to air, it’s a tantalizing glimpse of the film that will screen Jan. 11.
“The Go-Betweens: Right Here,” director Kriv Stenders’ new documentary about the beloved Australian indie-rock act that premiered last summer at the Sydney Film Festival, can now be seen by fans in the U.S. thanks to a Vimeo streaming deal. The film, previewed below, can be rented for $4.99 or bought for $9.99.
Film director Tim Pope finally let the cat out of the bag, today announcing plans to collaborate with Robert Smith on a “feature-length, chronological documentary of The Cure’s history from the 1970s via present day to the future” — a project that promises to include never-before-seen footage.
American fans clamoring to lay their eyes on the new XTC documentary “This Is Pop” — which premiered on UK television in October — finally will get their chance in January when the 75-minute film has its U.S. premiere on the Showtime cable-television network. The program will be available on demand, too.
The documentary about Wax Trax! Records shop and record label — which received its first public airing this past April in Chicago — will be screened this November in Los Angeles at an event featuring current and former members of My Life With the Thrill Kill Kult, Revolting Cocks, Ministry and Front 242.
Director Mike Brook’s “warts and all” documentary on Steve Kilbey of The Church — based on the frontman’s memoir, and titled “Something Quite Peculiar: The Life & Times of Steve Kilbey” — will premiere next month at the Melbourne International Film Festival in Australia. Watch it here.
The world got its first glimpse today of the much-anticipated Morrissey biopic “England Is Mine” after the release of the trailer for the film that stars Jack Lowden as the young Steven Patrick Morrissey in the lead-up to the formation of The Smiths. The film, directed by Mark Gill, is set to be released in the U.K. on Aug. 4.
Director Kriv Stenders’ new documentary on the beloved, if criminally underappreciated, Australian indie-rock act The Go-Betweens will premiere next month at the Sydney Film Festival in the band’s home country, and a new trailer offers fans an early look at the film. See the film’s trailer here.
Mike Peters, frontman for The Alarm, and his battle with cancer are the subject of a new documentary titled “Man in the Camo Jacket,” which premieres at U.S. film festivals this week and will be shown later this month at a pair of bi-coastal gatherings for fans of the band.