Launching Oil City

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Wed, 01/27/2010 - 19:00 -- Nick Dager

Julien Temple’s Oil City Confidential is to be launched with a ground breaking rock & roll cinema event beamed live from London into cinemas across the UK and Ireland on February 2. The red carpet happening staged at Koko in Camden London will feature an introduction by Temple and MC Keith Allen the first public showing of Oil City Confidential and a live set from Dr Feelgood legend Wilko Johnson and his band (featuring Blockheads Norman Watt Roy and Dylan Howe) with special guest Alison Moyet. It is the last film in Temple’s 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 Temple 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 – an 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 those conditions for that cultural explosion and is a story that is as yet untold. Oil City Confidential will be screened in 2K digital cinemas with 5.1 Surround Sound. The event will be delivered to cinemas via satellite. The full list of cinemas is available on