Charlie Don't Surf: A Cinematic Tribute to Joe Strummer

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Charlie Don't Surf: A Cinematic Tribute to Joe Strummer

The Curzon Soho has warmed the Londonist cockles by putting on this tribute to the film career of The Clash frontman:

The UK Premiere and centrepiece of the season, LET’S ROCK AGAIN, was made by Strummer's cinematic collaborator and friend Dick Rude. It captures Joe & The Mescaleros on the road on the last US tour before Joe’s death and is sure to be an emotional experience for fans and friends alike. CHARLIE DON’T SURF is presented by Filmstock Film Festival in association with Strummerville, Curzon Soho and Some Friendly PR.

Along side Let's Rock Again there's also a fine selection of films including some of our favourites. The much maligned but fantastic Ed Harris movie Walker will be showing alongside the punk western Straight to Hell ( which also starred Courtney Love, Shane MacGowan, Elvis Costello and Dennis Hopper!) - both directed by Alex Cox. Aki Kaurismäki's I Hired a Contract Killer, François-Jacques Ossang's Docteur Chance and Jim Jarmusch's Mystery Train are also being screened.

Also showing will be a couple of films that Strummer scored: George Armitage's Grosse Pointe Blank and Marisa Silver's Permanent Record. There's also the mouth watering prospect of the Strummerville Party.

The films show between the 8th and 11th of December and even if you own some of them on DVD it's a rare chance to see them up on the big screen with like minded individuals. Full details here.

Last Updated 05 December 2005