Oil City Confidential

Julian Temple’s work is the last film in his trilogy on British music of the 1970s

Julien Temple’s new film “Oil City Confidential” is to be launched across the UK with a ground breaking rock n roll cinema event. Film and music fans across the country seeing the film in their local cinema on 2nd February will also be treated to a concert beamed live from Koko in London, with a special red carpet introduction by Julien Temple.

The concert, by the star of the film original Dr. Feelgood guitarist Wilko Johnson and his band of ex Blockhead musicians – bassist Norman Watt Roy and drummer Dylan Howe – will feature very special guests drawn from the directorial career of Julien Temple and are to be announced over the coming weeks.

“F***ing brilliant! Absolutely essential viewing for any music fan” Phill Jupitus

Julian Temple’s “Oil City Confidential” is the last film in his trilogy on British music of the 1970s. It is a prequel to his landmark films about punk figureheads the Sex Pistols in “The Filth & The Fury” and Joe Strummer in “The Future Is Unwritten”. Rather than being standard ‘rockumentaries’, Julien uses the music as a prism through which he examines the social and cultural conditions of the times. The films share his characteristic cinematic language – and irreverent and anarchic style of montage of archive and fictive footage which he pioneered in “The Great Rock & Roll Swindle”.

The Sex Pistols’ and Joe Strummer’s roles are well known, but Dr. Feelgood, who are the subject of “Oil City Confidential”, played a vital role in creating the conditions for that cultural explosion and is a story that is as yet untold.

“Great, and deeply moving, rock ‘n’ roll history of one of Britain’s finest and unfairly overlooked bands.” The Times London Film Festival

“Reservoir Dogs In Essex” Uncut Magazine

“Britain’s best rock documentarian” The Independent

The story of Canvey Island, 1970s England and the greatest local band in the world.


For info please contact Chris Hewlett on 0208 348 6767 or chris@chrishewlett.com

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