US, 2015, Wes Orshoski, 90mins
Doc´n Roll Film Festival presents - Sounds of London, a twelve-week, multi-venue cinematic celebration of the capital’s rich and rebellious musical heritage.
From Lemmy filmmaker Wes Orshoski comes the story of the long-ignored pioneers of punk: The Damned, the first UK punks on wax and the first to cross the Atlantic. The Damned: Don't You Wish That We Were Dead includes appearances from Chrissie Hynde, Mick Jones of The Clash, Motörhead frontman Lemmy and members of Pink Floyd, Black Flag, Guns N’ Roses, the Sex Pistols, Blondie, Buzzcocks and more. Shot around the globe over three years, the film charts the band’s complex history and the in-fighting as it celebrates its 35th anniversary while estranged former members strike out on their own anniversary tour, and others battle cancer.
Part of Britain on Film, this event is supported by Film Hub London, managed by Film London and proud to be a partner of the BFI Film Audience Network funded by the National Lottery.