SCREENING: 03 November 2018 at 18:30

LDN - Picturehouse Central


Dir. Philip Sansom, 2018, UK, 50 mins 

London Premiere + Q&A with the director

Clem Burke is the beat behind multi-platinum selling band Blondie whose signature style has brought millions to the dance floor, with a unique approach to playing that has seen him accompany artists from Bob Dylan to Eurythmics. In this access-all-areas documentary we follow the tireless musician as he plays with Blondie at Hyde Park to 80,000 people, and at Liverpool’s legendary Cavern in Beatles Week, where he plays five gigs in 24 hrs. Exclusive interviews with Dave Stewart, Chris Stein, Hugh Cornwell, Glen Matlock, Bob Gruen and many more put the spotlight on one of rock’n’roll’s great unsung heroes, the beatmaster they call the Doctor of Rock.

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