In this personal film, Julien Temple, who directed the definitive documentary history of the Glastonbury Festival, explores the alternative side of the festival away from the spotlight of the main stages with their global pop superstars.
In fields known as Shangri La, Arcadia, the Unfair Ground, Strummerville, Block 9 and the Common, every year an unlikely attempt at utopia takes shape. Here, the festival reconnects with its radical, countercultural origins combining underground music, performance art and some of the funniest and most provocative sights of the festival with a dark, urgent 21st century spontaneity.
Filmed at the 2011 festival, this 75 minute documentary features Michael Eavis, the creators of, and visitors to the true heart of the Glastonbury, and, fuelled by the music of tomorrow, explores the hopes, dreams and personal utopias of those who, for one weekend in June, come together as the tribes of 21st Century Albion
LONDON: THE MODERN BABYLON
Julien Temple's epic time-travelling voyage to the heart of his hometown.
From musicians, writers and artists to dangerous thinkers, political radicals and above all ordinary people, this is the story of London's immigrants, its bohemians and how together they changed the city forever.
Reaching back to the dawn of film in London at the start of the 20th century, the story unfolds through film archive, voices of Londoners past and present and the flow of popular music across the century; a stream of urban consciousness, like the river which flows through its heart.
It ends as London prepares to welcome the world to the 2012 Olympics.
Police stations and post offices have been left with papers on the desks like the Marie Celeste. There is no more rush hour on what were the first freeways in America. Crime, vandalism, arson and dog fighting are the main activities in once the largest building in North America. But it's also a source of hope.
Streets are being turned to art. Farming is coming back to the centre of the city. Young people are flocking to help. The burgeoning urban agricultural movement is the fastest growing movement in the US. Detroit leads the way again but in a very different direction.
Oil City Confidential is Julien Temple's last film in his trilogy on British music of the 1970's. It is a prequel to his landmark films about punk figureheads and focuses on Canvey Island band Dr Feelgood.
As the front man of the Clash from 1977 onwards, Joe Strummer changed people's lives forever. Four years after his death, his influence reaches out around the world, more strongly now than ever before. In "The Future Is Unwritten", from British film director Julien Temple, Joe Strummer is revealed not just as a legend or musician, but as a true communicator of our times. Drawing on both a shared punk history and the close personal friendship which developed over the last years of Joe's life, Julien Temple's film is a celebration of Joe Strummer - before, during and after the Clash. - IFC First Take
A documentary on the 30th anniversary of Britain's best-known music festival.
Interweaving images of impromptu art happenings, skeptical locals, and stirring performances by music legends, not to mention the unbridled energy of each successive generation of youthful music fans, Glastonbury skilfully chronicles the evolution of the longest-running music festival in the world.
A turbulent relationship played out in turbulent times best describesJulien Temple's "Pandaemonium". A historical costume drama, itfocuses on the poets Samuel Taylor Coleridge and William Wordsworth.
The two geniuses are reunited at a party thrown by Wordsworth (John Hannah) in anticipation of him becoming poet laureate. Coleridge (Linus Roache), ravaged by his opium addiction, weaves unsteadily around the room culminating in his crashing to the floor. Wordsworth helps him whereupon Coleridge stumbles again and finds himself back in time years earlier when he first met and collaborated with Wordsworth.
"Ever get the feeling you've been cheated?" sneers Johnny Rotten at the Sex Pistols' farewell performance. After seeing this picture you'll understand his disgust, but Julian Temple's sharp portrait of the ragged, raw band of working-class Brits won't leave you disappointed. The Sex Pistols left their legacy in a whirlwind 26-month reign, spitting out a caustic, confrontational brand of rock & roll that became the rallying cry for angry, disaffected youths in late 1970s England and defined the punk movement.
VIGO: A PASSION FOR LIFE
Based on the life of a classic french cineast Jean Vigo, the story follows his daily struggle with sanity, normal life and uncompromising filmmaking. Story also focuses on his relationship with his supporting wife whom he met in sanatorium.
Butch "Bullet" Stein, a Jewish junkie from the mean streets of Brooklyn, is paroled after eight years in prison. Butch rips off a runner for local drug dealer, Tank, and is soon right back into his old habits of snorting coke and shooting up heroin with his best friend Lester. Enraged by Butch's affront and already determined to get revenge on him for a past wrong, Tank sets about getting even with his old enemy by hiring a hulking brute, Gates to beat Butch. When the confrontation occurs, however, Gates breaks his hand on the battle-hardened Butch. Besides Lester, the only people in Butch's corner are his two brothers, the mentally-unhinged Vietnam War veteran Louis and aspiring artist Ruby, neither of whom can be counted on to help him in the inevitable showdown.
THE ROLLING STONES: LIVE AT THE MAX
At the Max (aka Rolling Stones Live at the Max) is a concert film by The Rolling Stones released in 1991. It was specially filmed inIMAX during the Urban Jungle Tour in Europe in 1990. It was released as the first entertainment film in the huge scale IMAX format.
Love amongst the stars is every 'valley' girls dream.... and for Valerie (Geena Davis - The Fly) it's a dream come true when love literally crash lands into her pool. For the three amorous aliens at the helm (Jeff Goldblum - The Fly)(Jim Carrey - Ace Ventura)(Damon Wayans - Blank Man) the sight of an 'earth girl' in the shapely form of Valerie had proved too arousing, and things get out of hand.
A musical adaptation of Colin MacInnes' novel about life in late 1950s London. Nineteen-year-old photographer Colin is hopelessly in love with model Crepe Suzette, but her relationships are strictly connected with her progress in the fashion world. So Colin gets involved with a pop promoter and tries to crack the big time. Meanwhile, racial tension is brewing in Colin's Notting Hill housing estate...
Produced by Alan Yentob in 1983, Directed by Julian Temple
A tv play by Julian Temple for BBC Arena,Ray Davies commits as computer adultry while Mari Wilson plays his wife!
THE SECRET POLICEMAN'S OTHER BALL
The film of an on-stage charity benefit for Amnesty International. The show includes comedy skits by the members of Monty Python, as well as noted comedians Peter Cook, Rowan Atkinson, and others. The show also includes musical numbers by Eric Clapton, Sting, Donovan and Bob Geldof.
THE GREAT ROCK AND ROLL SWINDLE
A rather incoherent post-breakup Sex Pistols "documentary", told from the point of view of Pistols manager Malcolm McLaren, whose (arguable) position is that the Sex Pistols in particular and punk rock in general were an elaborate scam perpetrated by him in order to make "a million pounds."
Includes some excellent Pistols concert footage, some wickedly amusing animated sequences, and Sid Vicious' eerily prophetic performance of "My Way."
SEX PISTOLS NUMBER 1
"Sex Pistols Number 1, directed by Julien Temple early 1977, is a collage film of previously broadcast television interviews, commentaries, opinions and news articles edited around live footage of the Sex Pistols from their 'Anarchy' tour. These television broadcasts, due to the scarcety of VHS technology making it impossible for Temple to simply copy the original tapes, had to be sourced, played back onto a television and re-filmed directly from the screen. The footage, lasting 25 minutes, was then edited into it's chronelogical order. The completed film would be played at future Sex Pistols gigs prior to the band taking to the stage. The potential to market the Sex Pistols on film, and on Television, was evident to Malcom McClaren who used the film as bait when he approached Russ Meyers with the proposal to make a feature length film; The Great Rock 'N' Roll Swindle." - The Old Dog