THE CLASH are the subject of new documentary film being premiered later this month in conjunction with NME.
The film, called Westway To The World, is being screened to mark the release, on October 4 through Columbia, of the long-awaited new Clash live album ‘From Here To Eternity’.
It tells the story of The Clash from their early pub rock roots through punk to their mega cult status and American tours before dissolving acrimoniously in 1982.
Film-maker Don Letts, a long-term collaborator with the band and former Big Audio Dynamite member, has spent the past two years making the documentary, which will show previously unseen footage.
He’s also conducted extensive interviews with all original members of The Clash. The finished movie, plus the live album, represent the first time the entire band have collaborated together on a project since their demise.
The film, which premieres in London at a celebrity preview in The Clash‘s old stomping ground Notting Hill hosted by NME on September 21 at 8pm, will then be shown at
Bristol Watershed on October 1 at 11pm The Nottingham Broadway Cinema on October 2 at 8.30pm Leeds The Wardrobe as part of the Leeds International Film Festival on October 12 at 10pm
A Manchester screening is currently being arranged. Contact individual cinemas for ticket details.
The first ten people through the doors at the regional screenings who take along a copy of NME will be get in for free, although the manager’s decision is final.
The director’s cut is currently being entered in numerous film festivals around the world. A shorter version of the film will be shown on BBC2 on October 3 at 10.40pm.