Wildcard Distribution & Altitude Films announce the release of the
eagerly anticipated new film by Julian Temple, CROCK OF GOLD: A FEW ROUNDS WITH SHANE MACGOWAN, will open in
cinemas in Ireland and the UK from November 20th.
Shane McGowan documentary CROCK OF GOLD: A FEW ROUNDS WITH SHANE MACGOWAN had its
world premiere at the San Sebastian International Film Festival last month where
it won the Special Jury Prize and positive reviews.
Helmed by the multi-award-winning and critically acclaimed film,
documentary and music video director Julien Temple ( Glastonbury, The Filth and the Fury, London: The Modern Babylon)
and produced by Johnny Depp the film is a cinematic
exploration of the legendary poet, punk and Pogue Shane MacGowan.
Combining interviews, previously unseen archive footage and specially
commissioned animations with an impressive soundtrack, the documentary
details Shane’s explosive existence from his early days growing up in
Ireland, to time spent on the mean streets of London and embracing the punk
scene, to forming The Pogues. We discover MacGowan’s passions,
humour, and deep knowledge of music, history, spirituality, and popular
The film is a vision of the world through the eyes of the great punk poet
himself and an intimate cast of close friends and family members, all
channeled through Temple’s inimitable and eternally vibrant lens.
CROCK OF GOLD
was produced by Johnny Depp, Stephen Deuters, Stephen Malit and Julien Temple for Infinitum Nihil, Nitrate Films, Hanway
Films, BBC Music and Warner Music Entertainment. Wild Atlantic was the
Irish co-producer on the project which received funding from Screen
Ireland. Hanway Films is handling international sales.