‘I believe it was Mark P that claimed The Sex Pistols would make you want to smash your head from the wall but The Clash would give you a purpose – these was the depth and brevity of their songs and the specific members. All of which was a filmmaker’s dream. I’d like to take credit history for producing a superior film about this band but truth of the matter be explained to you’d have to be really silly to make a negative film about The Clash.’ – Don Letts
The Clash: Westway to the World is portion of BFI Southbank’s ongoing Sonic Cinema series, which explores and celebrates the intersection of film and tunes. Tickets will go on sale to BFI Users on Tuesday 5 November, with general public sale next a 7 days afterwards on Tuesday 12 November. The functions coincide the Museum of London’s totally free show The Clash: London Calling – opening Friday 15 November – which tells the story of the generating of the iconic album through more than 100 objects from the band’s private collections. Sony New music will also launch the London Contacting Scrapbook – a 120-webpage hardback companion which comes with the album on cd and has hand-written lyrics, notes, pics and previously unseen substance from the interval when the document was built. Prior to this, on Friday 11 October in line with Countrywide Album Day, Sony Music will concern the London Contacting album, on CD, vinyl and cassette, in a special sleeve highlighting the layers of the legendary artwork by Ray Lowry with photograph by Pennie Smith.
BFI Southbank rejoice The Clash’s landmark album LONDON Contacting with evening of film + songs
BFI Southbank, Saturday 14th December
· Screening of Westway to the World (Don Letts, 2000)
· Showcasing: onstage discussion with The Clash’s Mick Jones, Paul Simonon and Topper Headon with Don Letts
· DJ set from Don Letts in the BFI Bar & Kitchen