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28 October 2020

See The Trailer For ‘Crock Of Gold’, The Documentary Of Shane MacGowan

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The trailer for Crock Of Gold: A Few Rounds With Shane MacGowan has just been shared, ahead of the film’s release next month.

Directed by Julien Temple (The Great Rock N Roll Swindle, Absolute Beginners), Crock Of Gold: A Few Rounds With Shane MacGowan follows the life and career of the founding member of The Pogues, Shane MacGowan. The title is a nod to Macgowan’s 1997 album with The Popes, The Crock Of Gold.

The film is produced by Julien Temple, Stephen Deuters, Stephen Malit, and Johnny Depp and will include unseen archive footage, as well as new interviews and animation by the illustrator Ralph Steadman (Fear And Loathing In Las Vegas).

Covering MacGowan’s early years growing up in Ireland, through his time in London during the burgeoning punk scene, the film will centre on “MacGowan’s passions, humour, and deep knowledge of music, history, spirituality and popular culture.”

In a statement released earlier this year, Johnny Depp said, “Knowing Shane for 30 years, I am honoured to be producing the definitive film on both my friend and one of the most important artists and beloved poets of the 20th century.”

Crock Of Gold: A Few Rounds With Shane MacGowan celebrates the run up to MacGowan’s 60th birthday; 25th December 2017. According to a press release, the movie aims to ““reveal Shane’s true punk and poetic nature, culminating in his 60th birthday celebration where singers, movie stars and rock ’n roll outlaws gathered for a knees-up to remember.”

The trailer for the film can be seen below:

The film will open in cinemas in the UK and Ireland on 20th November and will be released on DVD on 7th December.

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