This year’s CIMMfest honoree Julien Temple tells Steve about pushing the envelope on creativity and taking risks with film-language and form. Temple recalls the world of squatting, Joe Strummer, and his most recent documentaries on musician Wilko Johnson, his work in Dr. Feelgood, and documenting Johnson’s miraculous cancer survival.
Playing at CIMMfest
From groundbreaking music videos, to highly acclaimed documentaries & feature films, Julien Temple epitomizes the inseparability of movies and music. This year CIMMfest honors Julien Temple with our BAADASSSS! Award for Lifetime Achievement, and is proud to present a select retrospective of his work including: Absolute Beginners in 35mm (4/18), Dave Davies: Kinkdom Come (4/17), Ray Davies: Imaginary Man (4/17), Rio 50 Degrees (4/18), Oil City Confidential (4/18), in addition to his latest documentary, The Ecstasy of Wilko Johnson (4/18).
Each film screening is followed by a Q&A w/ JULIEN TEMPLE. Our retrospective culminates in a celebration of Julien’s career at the CIMMfest Awards Ceremony (4/18). Join us in the celebration and get your CIMMfest Pass today. (Passes include entry to this and 100+ film & music events taking place throughout the festival, April 16-19)
Steve is a staff-writer for the original online automotive and lifestyle magazine Web2Carz.com. A graduate of the University of Wisconsin- Madison, Steve has worked ever since as a freelance writer and documentary filmmaker. In 2009 he completed a ten-year initiative to conduct over 2000 hours of interviews with WWII veterans and was the genesis of two completed projects: a feature length documentary film, About Face, and a non-fiction book of oral histories entitled, The Enemy I Knew: German Jews in the Allied Military in World War II (Zenith Press, 2010). His articles have appeared in Hollywood Reporter, Goldmine, Gawker, AOL, Yahoo, Aufbau, Variety, and Huffington Post, to name a few. Steve is a single dad, singer-songwriter, and lives on Chicago’s North Shore with his daughter.