Cinecity 15th Brighton Film Festival

10 - 26 November

02 Dec 8:30 pm: The Death and Resurrection Show: The Unpublished Story of Killing Joke

Director: Shaun Pettigrew

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Killing Joke shot to fame in the late 70s and early 80s hot on the heels of punk. Championed by John Peel they quickly built up a cult following around the world. Notorious for their fall-outs with the press, controversial imagery and mystical influences they were later dubbed “the forefathers of Industrial Rock”.  They have been name-checked as influences by countless bands including Pearl Jam, Faith No More, Nine Inch Nails, Ministry, Skinny Puppy and Metallica.

Filmed around the globe by a lifelong friend of the band and with unprecedented access to over 30 years of archive material, this is the definitive documentary on Killing Joke and features interviews with Jaz Coleman, Youth, Geordie, Big Paul, Jimmy Page, Peter Hook, Dave Grohl, Alex Paterson and many more. A revealing and captivating document that captures one of the most original and influential bands in all their mad brilliance.

Produced in: UK/New Zealand 2014

Running time: 150 mins

Certificate: TBC

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