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. Ticket details can be found at www.damneddoc.com.
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).
For more information, visit: www.damneddoc.com or email: email@example.com.
U.K. Screening Dates and Locations (For tickets, visit www.damneddoc.com):
June 3, London, Prince Charles Cinema, 6 p.m. & 9 p.m.*
June 4, London, Arthouse at Crouch End, 8:30 p.m.
June 5, Leeds, Hyde Park Picture House, 8:00 p.m.
June 6, Manchester, HOME, 8:10 p.m.
June 7, Leicester, Phoenix Square, 1 p.m.
June 7, Sheffield, Odeon 8/Sheffield Doc Fest, 8:30 p.m.
June 8, Cardiff, Chapter Arts , 8:15 p.m.**
June 9, Liverpool, Picturehouse at FACT, 8:15 p.m.
June 10, Brighton, Duke's at Komedia, 5:45 p.m., 8:40 p.m.***
June 11, Newcastle, Tyneside Cinema, 5:45 p.m.
June 12, Edinburgh, Filmhouse, 8:30 p.m.
June 13, Glasgow, Glasgow Film Theatre, 8 p.m.
June 14, Birmingham, The Electric Cinema, 8:30 p.m.
June 15-18, Dundee, DCA, TBD
June 19, Lancaster, Duke's Lancaster, 8:15 p.m.
June 20, Lancaster, Duke's Lancaster, 5:45 p.m.