Joe Strummer: The Future is Unwritten

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This is a 2007 documentary film by Julien Temple about legendary British punk rock musician Joe Strummer.  The film conveys the messy aggressive work required if you want to really do what you really want to do.

Here’s the film’s official website where you can order the DVD.

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Downtown 81 – A Film Starring Jean Michel Basquiat

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This is a 1980 film starring American artist Jean Michel Basquiat. It follows him around and through the downtown New York art and music scene, presenting real people and events in a barely fictionalized semi-documentary. It’s a fascinating look into the world of 1980 New York and the quickly rising star painter who was to pass away in 1988. It’s a glimpse of a New York just a few years before it was bombed by The Gap.  It was directed by Edo Bertoglio.

You can stare straight into the open face of Basquiat and find more mystery than Banksy could conjure with a black velvet cloak, top hat and a mask.

Visions of the Future – Science Fiction Art of the Second Golden Age

This is an amazing and obsessive immersion in science fiction illustrations from what is known as the Second Golden Age. It’s mainly lots of cool science fiction imagery from the 1970s and 1980s.

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