SXSW FILM 2015
By Don Simpson | March 17, 2015
A stunning memoir of Wilko Johnson as he faces the final months of his suddenly abbreviated life, Julien Temple’s The Ecstasy of Wilko Johnson gives the undeniably influential British musician the opportunity to document his intelligent philosophies life and death. Staying true to the punk ethos of living today as if there will be no tomorrow, Johnson opts to enjoy every single moment of his final months. Whether it be keenly observing the world around him or performing on stage, Johnson’s unwavering stoicism is nothing but commendable.
We chatted with Temple shortly after his documentary’s premiere at SXSW 2015 to talk about death and punk rock, but not the death of punk rock.