Saturday Matinee: The Filth and the Fury

“The Filth and the Fury” (2000) is the definitive documentary about the punk group “The Sex Pistols” directed by Julian Temple, who directed a previous film featuring the Sex Pistols called The Great Rock and Roll Swindle (1979). While Swindle featured the perspective and narration of the Pistols’ manager Malcolm McLaren, The Filth and the Fury is the story of the Sex Pistols told from the point of view of the surviving members of the band using interviews, archival footage, and clips from Swindle. The film does an excellent job placing the band in the socio-political context of 1970’s Britain and conveying the personalities behind the band, making it a must-see for fans of the group, punk rock and rock history in general.

Watch the full film here.

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