The Gift Dir.Julien Temple, Documentary, 2020

This documentary about Shane McGowan, singer/songwriter/frontman of The Progues, is described as ‘raw and unflinching’, and is slated to ‘shed new light’ on the edgy punk-folk rocker. McGowan and his band enjoyed global fame in the 1980s, and Temple’s film combines archive and new material: interviews, footage of family life, concerts, as well the customary talking heads. The director’s other films include The Great Rock and Roll Swindle (1982), The Secret Policeman’s Other Ball, and Absolute Beginners, so much is expected.

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