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DOC042: The Ecstasy of Wilko Johnson

  • The Park Tavern 158 Park Lane Macclesfield Cheshire (map)

Served a death sentence by pancreatic cancer, Dr Feelgood guitarist Wilko Johnson is given less than twelve months to live. In the belief that these are his last days on earth, Johnson's world gains a purgatory-like state; allowing him to gain a sense of closure; affording him enough time to record one final album and bid farewell to his adoring fans, except that's not quite what happened.

The film does not pity Johnson, but instead allows him to philosophise on death and what it means to not only be faced with one's mortality, but to also be alive.

Certificate: 15.

Tickets, for which there is no charge, are available from the bar in the hour prior to the film. There will be an interval approximately half-way through.

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Earlier Event: November 20
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Later Event: December 18
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