Documentaries by Julien Temple

Documentaries by Julien Temple

2 Episodes

British cinema’s preeminent chronicler of offbeat subcultures and musical undergrounds, Julien Temple began his career documenting the 1970s punk scene and has remained committed to telling under-the-radar stories ever since. These vivid documentaries—one a rollicking portrait of the greatest local band you’ve never heard of; the other a vibrant history of Havana from the nineteenth century to the present day—display the stylistic verve and passion for music that have become Temple’s trademarks.

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Documentaries by Julien Temple
  • Oil City Confidential

    Episode 1

    Directed by Julien Temple • 2009 • United Kingdom

    The third film in Julien Temple’s trilogy (THE FILTH AND THE FURY, JOE STRUMMER: THE FUTURE IS UNWRITTEN) about British music culture of the 1970s shines light on a group that may lay claim to the title of greatest local band in the world. In 197...

  • Habaneros

    Episode 2

    Directed by Julien Temple • 2017 • United Kingdom

    Interweaving rare archival footage, colorful contemporary interviews, and a dynamic soundtrack of son cubano, salsa, jazz, rumba, mambo, and hip-hop, director Julien Temple creates a vivid homage to the rich cultural history of Cuba. Spanning the...