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SU18 Festival Film | The Public Image Is Rotten

  • Trylon Cinema 2820 East 33rd Street Minneapolis, MN, 55404 United States (map)

Sound Unseen is proud to present the MN premier of Tabbert Filler's documentary on John Lydon and his long running band Public Image, Ltd.

Sponsored by Extreme Noise Records, CIMM Festival

Screening date: Thurs. November 9, 2017
Time: 9:30 PM
Venue: Trylon Cinema
Cost: $10 in advance / $12 at the door
Category: MN Premier
Run Time/Year/Country: 103 min, 2017, United States


After the breakup of the Sex Pistols, John Lydon (a.k.a. Johnny Rotten), formed Public Image Ltd (PiL)– his groundbreaking band which has lived on nearly 15 times as long as his first one. He has struggled to keep the band alive ever since, through personnel and stylistic changes, fighting to constantly reinvent new ways of approaching music, while adhering to radical ideals of artistic integrity. John Lydon has not only redefined music, but also the true meaning of originality. Former and current bandmates, as well as fellow icons like Flea, Ad-Rock and Thurston Moore, add testimony to electrifying archival footage (including stills and audio from the infamous Ritz Show). With his trademark acerbic wit and unpredictable candor, Lydon offers a behind-the-scenes look at one of music’s most influential and controversial careers.