In 1976 four young men from ruined, post-industrial Manchester who went to see the Sex Pistols, founded Joy Division, the first band in the post-punk movement by later emphasizing not anger and energy, but mood and expression, pointing ahead to the rise of melancholy alternative music in the 80s, according to AllMusic.com. The documentary explores the profound legacy of the bands collective musical genius and singular vision as well as their continued influence over thirty years.....
Featuring the unprecedented participation of the surviving band members (commonly known as New Order), the film examines the bands story as depicted through never-before-seen live performance footage, personal photos, period films and newly discovered audio tapes. With poignant narratives from the surviving members of the band Bernard Sumner, Peter Hook and Stephen Morris, as well as accounts from musician Genesis P. Orridge (of Throbbing Gristle), the late, legendary Factory Records owner Tony Wilson, iconic Factory Records graphic artist Peter Saville, photographer/ filmmaker Anton Corbijn, Annik Honor and others, the film is a fresh visual account of a time and place. Joy Division chronicles a time of great social and political change in England and tells the untold story of four men who transcended economic and cultural barriers to produce an enduring musical legacy.
Starts February 7 in Melbourne and Sydney
and was very surprised to see it already screening in Perth