Director: Hasan Shah & Dom Shaw
Cast includes: A Certain Ratio, Cockney Rejects, John Peel, Sham 69, Stiff Little Fingers, The Selecter and many more!
Printed Matter Presents a book launch of Tony Fletcher's 'Jamming!' plus Q&A with DJ wendy may!

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Rough Cut & Ready Dubbed, directed by Hasan Shah & Dom Shaw is a rarely-seen gem of street level cinema. Originally shot on Super 8 and blown up to 16mm, the film documents the vibrant post-punk period between 1978 and 1981, including the rampant tribalism of the era.

It features cinematic street verité, exclusive performances by Stiff Little Fingers, Purple Hearts, Patrick Fitzgerald, Sham 69, The Selecter, A Certain Ratio, and Cockney Rejects, and interviews with most of those acts plus Tony Wilson, Garry Bushell, Charles Shaar Murray and more.

We will also be showing the reunion film shot some 25 years later which reunites with many of the bands, as well as with the street kids from the original film.

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The event, presented by Printed Matter, will also include a book launch:

The Best of Jamming! : Selections and Stories from the Fanzine That Grew Up, 1977-86 - Tony Fletcher

One of Britain's best-loved and most successful fanzines, Jamming! documented the musical landscape as it evolved between 1977 and 1986.

Fully illustrated throughout, The Best of Jamming! includes numerous stand-out pieces from the zine's impressive 36 issue-run, from early features on The Jam, The Smiths, Run-D.M.C, Cocteau Twins and The Beat, to surprise exclusive interviews with Paul McCartney, U2 and Pete Townshend. Personal letters from Mark E. Smith, Paul Weller and others appear alongside arts, sports and politics features, poetry and a Foreword by Billy Bragg.

Having guided Jamming! from a 6-page school publication to a nationally distributed monthly, editor Tony Fletcher provides behind-the-scenes insights, while musicians and former contributors reflect on their interviews and Jamming!'s long-lasting influence. An immensely evocative read, The Best of Jamming! perfectly encapsulates the excitement and unprecedented potential of the DIY era.

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