‘The Damned: Don’t You Wish That We Were Dead’, filmmaker Wes Orshoski’s long-awaited documentary of British punk pioneers The Damned will make its European premiere June 3 in London at the Prince Charles Cinema in Leicester Square.
Damned founders Rat Scabies and Brian James will join Orshoski for post-film Q&As at both of the Prince Charles Cinema screenings (6 p.m. & 9 p.m.). The European/U.K. premiere at the Prince Charles launches two weeks of exclusive screenings across the U.K.
The June 4th screening at the Arthouse in London’s Crouch End will feature a Q&A with Rat Scabies, while former Damned bassists Paul Gray and Bryn Merrick will appear in the post-film chat during the June 8th event at Chapter Arts in Cardiff. Brian James and current Damned keyboardist Monty Oxymoron will appear in Q&As following the Brighton screenings on June 10th at Duke’s at Komedia.
Director/producer Orshoski, who made his film debut with 2011’s Lemmy, will appear in post-film Q&As at each screening through the June 13th stop in Glasgow. For the current list of U.K. screenings, see below.
Shot around the world over the past four years, The Damned: Don’t You Wish That We Were Dead made its world premiere in March at the South By Southwest Film and Music Festival in Austin, Texas.
The authorized film features appearances by Chrissie Hynde (The Pretenders), Mick Jones (The Clash), Nick Mason (Pink Floyd), Lemmy Kilmister (Motorhead), Duff McKagan (Guns ‘N’ Roses), Ian MacKaye (Minor Threat/Fugazi), Jello Biafra (Dead Kennedys), actor/comedian Fred Armisen, and more.
The Damned: Don’t You Wish That We Were Dead is longtime journalist/ photographer Wes Orshoski’s follow-up to 2011’s Lemmy, the award-winning portrait of Motorhead legend Kilmister (which Orshoski co-directed/produced).
U.K. Screening Dates and Locations
06/03 – London – Prince Charles Cinema
06/04 – London – Arthouse at Crouch End
06/05 – Leeds – Hyde Park Picture House
06/06 – Manchester – HOME
06/07 – Leicester – Phoenix Square
06/07 – Sheffield – Odeon 8/Sheffield Doc Fest
06/08 – Cardiff – Chapter Arts
06/09 – Liverpool – Picturehouse at FACT
06/10 – Brighton – Duke’s at Komedia
06/11 – Newcastle – Tyneside Cinema
06/12 – Edinburgh – Filmhouse
06/13 – Glasgow – Glasgow Film Theatre
06/14 – Birmingham – The Electric Cinema
06/15-18 – Dundee – DCA, TBD
06/19 – Lancaster – Duke’s Lancaster
06/20 – Lancaster – Duke’s Lancaster
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