EVIDENTLY . . . JOHN COOPER CLARKE
John Ross | GB 2012 | 59 min.
21 SEPT, 19H00, FILM BOX
(Quartiers POP – 3450 St-Urbain, 3rd Flr)
Most Canadians are likely to be unfamiliar with the legendary John Cooper Clarke — Britain’s pre-eminent punk poet, with a sharp tongue, tapered style and black bouffant somewhere between Nikki Sudden and Bob Dylan. First generation punk musicians claim him as their own, while alternative comedians do the same. Clarke’s street-savvy sonnets and spoken songs like “Evidently Chickentown” and “Twat” wooed a bevy of musicians, lyricists, comics and cultural commentators who hailed him as an icon, even while he was in the depths of a heroin addiction, holed up with Nico and living in total poverty. A surprising untold story.
Scotty Clark, Producer – firstname.lastname@example.org
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Natalie Strachan – email@example.com