The Public Image Is Rotten
DIRECTOR: Tabbert Fiiller
COUNTRY: United States | 105 min.
Q & A with: Director Tabbert Fiiller, former PiL drummer Martin Atkins
SCREENING WITH: White Riot: London
When the Sex Pistols imploded in early 1978 after a disastrous gig at Winterland in San Francisco, their controversial and misunderstood frontman ditched his Rotten nom de punk for his birth name and formed Public Image Ltd. John Lydon chronicles his own journey from sickly kid in a London council flat to international music legend, leading the postpunk cult band that was arguably more influential than his notorious first group.