Documentary film festival to celebrate punk ruby jubilee

It was 40 years ago this year that rock group the Sex Pistols released their first single Anarchy In The UK and launched a cultural phenomenon that would change music and fashion forever.

Johnny Rotten aka John Lydon, singing.

The Filth And The Fury, a documentary by Julien Temple, tells the full story of the Sex Pistols from the group’s struggling early days is showing as part of the Punk Doc Festival 2016.

Now a year-long retrospective of the movement that attacked the establishment, mocked the British monarchy and sent the media into apoplexy is celebrating its own ruby jubilee with events across London.

This weekend the Regent Street Cinema is holding a Punk Doc Festival and screening eight films featuring the Sex Pistols, Joe Strummer, The Mekons, Johnny Moped, Vic Goddard and Subway Sect, and fashion designer Vivienne Westwood.

The Regent Street Cinema is currently offering a free year’s membership which entitles members to discounts and special offers.

Punk Doc Festival 2016: A documentary celebration of the 40th Anniversary of the birth of Punk Rock, 19-21 February 2016, Regent Street Cinema, 309 Regent Street, London W1B 2UW.

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