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UK, 2008 (MIFF 2010, Backbeat)

Director: Julien Temple

“Julien Temple's new rock doc is the dog's bollocks. 5/5” - Mojo

The final film in his trilogy on British music of the 70s sees Julien Temple rewind to a time before The Clash (Joe Strummer: The Future is Unwritten, MIFF 07) and the Sex Pistols (The Filth & The Fury) when a little-documented band came crashing out of Canvey Island.

Dr Feelgood were four men in cheap suits who sandpapered the face of rock ‘n' roll and set the scene for a punk explosion. Using music as a prism to examine the social conditions of the time, this doco continues the anarchic rockumentary style Temple pioneered with The Great Rock & Roll Swindle.

“Nothing less than a masterclass in musical hagiography, beautifully photographed, superbly edited and utterly involving.” - Time Out

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