Mon 21 December 6:15pm
Director: Julien Temple
A “rollicking love letter” to the Irish vocalist who brought traditional folk music onto the punk rock scene, this new documentary explores the life of Shane MacGowan, poet, musician and founding member of The Pogues.
Produced by Johnny Depp and celebrating the approach of MacGowan’s 60th birthday, the film includes new interviews, previously unseen archive footage and specially commissioned animation from Ralph Steadman as it follows Shane’s life from his childhood in Ireland to his years on London’s punk rock scene.
Covering MacGowan’s passions, humour, and deep knowledge of music, history, spirituality, and popular culture, the documentary is described as “a vision of the world through the eyes of the great punk poet himself and an intimate cast of close friends and family members, all channeled through director Julien Temple’s inimitable and eternally vibrant lens.”