Film Night: The Filth and the Fury (sex pistols rockumentary), Wedn 25th, 8pm, @solidaritybooks


The Filth and the Fury is a documentary/rockumentary about the punk band The Sex Pistols. The documentary charts the rise, decline and fall of the Sex Pistols from their humble beginnings in London's Shepherd's Bush to their disintegration at the Winterland Ballroom in San Francisco. Directpor Julien Temple puts the band into historical context with Britain's social situation in the 1970s through archival footage from the period. This film was seen in some ways as an opportunity for the Pistols to tell their side of the story, mostly through interviews with the surviving members of the group, footage shot during the era, and outtakes from the earlier documentary, The Great Rock and Roll Swindle.