The Damned: Don’t You Wish That We Were Dead, Wes Orshoski’s documentary film about UK punk legends The Damned, will receive its European premiere in London next week.
The film, which was shown at this year’s South By Southwest festival in Austin, Texas, will be screened at Leicester Square’s Prince Charles Cinema on the 3rd of June.
The Damned founders Rat Scabies and Brian James will join Orshoski for a Q&A session at both of the Prince Charles Cinema screenings (6 p.m. and 9 p.m.) The premiere will then be followed by two weeks of exclusive screenings throughout the UK.
The authorised film features appearances by Chrissie Hynde, Mick Jones, Nick Mason, Lemmy Kilmister, Duff McKagan, Ian MacKaye, Jello Biafra and many more, and charts the band’s colourful history as well as the drama surrounding their 2011 35th anniversary tour.
The Damned: Don’t You Wish That We Were Dead is longtime journalist and photographer Wes Orshoski’s follow-up to 2011’s Lemmy, the award-winning portrait of Motörhead legend Lemmy Kilmister.
Confirmed screenings of Don’t You Wish That We Were Dead are as follows:
June 3: London, Prince Charles Cinema, 6 p.m. & 9 p.m.
June 4: London, Arthouse at Crouch End, 8:30 p.m.
June 5: Leeds, Hyde Park Picture House, 8:00 p.m.
June 6: Manchester, HOME, 8:10 p.m.
June 7: Leicester, Phoenix Square, 1 p.m.
June 7: Sheffield, Odeon 8/Sheffield Doc Fest, 8:30 p.m.
June 8: Cardiff, Chapter Arts , 8:15 p.m.
June 9: Liverpool, Picturehouse at FACT, 8:15 p.m.
June 10: Brighton, Duke’s at Komedia, 5:45 p.m., 8:40 p.m.
June 11: Newcastle, Tyneside Cinema, 5:45 p.m.
June 12: Edinburgh, Filmhouse, 8:30 p.m.
June 13: Glasgow, Glasgow Film Theatre, 8 p.m.
June 14: Birmingham, The Electric Cinema, 8:30 p.m.
June 15-18: Dundee, DCA, TBD
June 19: Lancaster, Duke’s Lancaster, 8:15 p.m.
June 20: Lancaster, Duke’s Lancaster, 5:45 p.m.