Winner of nine film festival awards, including three at the Cannes Film Festival, CONTROL profiles Ian Curtis, the lead singer of the pioneering post-punk band Joy Division. Inspired by the energy of punk artists such as the Sex Pistols, the English rockers infiltrated the music scene in the late 70s with a distinct sound of their own. Following the tragic suicide of Curtis, the surviving members regrouped as New Order and went on to achieve great critical and commercial success. Coming to DVD June 3rd.
Control Trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=57Sx8UJOS7Q
The retrospective documentary JOY DIVISION, directed by music-video veteran Grant Gee, chronicles the band’s progression, as well as social and external conditions that influenced them. Blending archival footage and revealing testimonies from band members and key musical players, JOY DIVISION gives an inside look at everything surrounding the rock scene of the 1970’s. Coming to DVD June 17th.
Joy Division Trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rFaq-onew2c