OIL CITY CONFIDENTIAL – starts Sept 30 at Cinéma Parallèle !
OIL CITY CONFIDENTIAL
Julien Temple | UK 2009 |104min. | Quebec Premiere
starts Sept. 30th at Cinéma Parallèle!
Presented by Evokative Films
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 the Sex Pistols in The Filth & The Fury, Joe Strummer’s in The Future Is Unwritten and focuses on Canvey Island band Dr Feelgood.
The story of Dr Feelgood, four men in cheap suits who crashed out of Canvey Island in the early ’70s, sandpapered the face of rock’n'roll, leaving all that came before a burnt-out ruin – four estuarine John-the-Baptist to Johnny Rotten’s anti-Christ. Taking London by storm, they sped through Europe and conquered the UK with No 1 chart success, before imploding just as punk was born and America beckoned with open arms. Contributions from members of The Clash, Blondie and The Sex Pistols join Dr Feelgood with collaborators Jools Holland and Alison Moyet to tell the story of Canvey, ’70s England and the greatest local band in the world.