JOY DIVISION

By Grant GEE

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Documentary - Completed 2007


    • Year of production
    • 2007
    • Genres
    • Documentary
    • Countries
    • UNITED KINGDOM
    • Languages
    • ENGLISH
    • Duration
    • 95 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Grant GEE
    • Writer(s)
    • Jon SAVAGE
    • Producer(s)
    • Jacqui EDENBROW (Brown Owl Films), Tom ASTOR (Hudson Prods), Tom ATENCIO (Hudson Prods)
    • Synopsis
    • In 1976 four young men from ruined, post-industrial Manchester, England went to see the Sex Pistols. They formed a band, Joy Division. Three years later it was a matter of art, life and death.
      Now thirty years later, they are enjoying a larger audience and more influence than ever before with a profound legacy that resonates fiercely in today’s heavily careerist music industry and over-mediated pop culture.
      Featuring the unprecedented participation of the surviving band members (now known as New Order), the film examines the band’s story as depicted through never-before-seen live performance footage, personal photos, period films and newly discovered audiotapes. With poignant narratives from surviving members of the band – Bernard Sumner, Peter Hook and Stephen Morris – as well as accounts from Throbbing Gristle musician Genesis P. Orridge, late legendary Factory Records owner Tony Wilson, iconic Factory Records graphic artist Peter Saville, photographer/filmmaker Anton Corbijn, Belgian journalist Annik Honoré and others, the film is a fresh visual account of a time and place.
      From director Grant Gee and producers Tom Atencio, Tom Astor and Jacqui Edenbrow, 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.
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