2015 Schedule
Interactive: March 13–17  •  Film: March 13–21  •  Music: March 17–22

The Ecstasy of Wilko Johnson

Friday, March 13
3:15PM - 4:46PM

Alamo Lamar B
1120 S Lamar Blvd


The Ecstasy of Wilko Johnson confronts our worst nightmares of impending death and turns them upside down. It tells the extraordinary, yet universal story of legendary musician Wilko Johnson who, diagnosed with pancreatic cancer and given a few months to live, accepted his fate with uplifting positivity and embarked on a farewell tour, capturing the imagination of the world as he went. But like every good story Wilko's has a damn fine twist in its tail. Two years later and confounding the odds, Wilko wakes up in a hospital bed, unexpectedly sentenced to live, having now to integrate those enlightened lessons learnt under sentence of death into the unexpected and ongoing future of his life.

Section: 24 Beats Per Second
Premiere Status: World Premiere
Country: UK
Year: 2015
Runtime: 91min

Director: Julien Temple

Executive Producer: Grace Carley, Victoria Cadogan-Rawlinson

Producer: Richard Conway, Andrew Curtis, Julien Temple

Screenwriter: Julien Temple

Cinematographer: Steve Organ

Editor: Caroline Richards

Sound Designer: Ben Young

Additional Credits: Co-Producer: Jim Gottlieb, Line Producer: Katy Woods, Colourist: Gwyn Evans, Graphics: Johnny Halifax, Archivist: Miriam Walsh

Principal Cast: Wilko Johnson


Julien Temple is the iconic documentary feature film Director whose credits include The Filth and the Fury, The Future Is Unwritten - Joe Strummer, Oil City Confidential, Requiem to Detroit and London, The Modern Babylon. Always with wit and insight, his instantly recognisable creative style is uniquely informative, compelling and entertaining.

Sales Agent: Moviehouse Entertainment

Public Film Contact
Richard Conway
Essential Arts

Publicity Contact
Matt Johnstone



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