A diagnosis of terminal cancer and a prognosis of only months to live would dampen even the most fiery of spirits. But most people aren’t made of the stuff of Wilko Johnson. The cult British musician defied the odds, survived his illness, and inspired many with his journey. The upcoming documentary “The Ecstasy Of Wilko Johnson,” premiering at SXSW, tells his story.
Directed by Julien Temple (“Joe Strummer: The Future Is Unwritten“), the film chronicles what would’ve been Wilko Johnson’s farewell tour, until he was given another chance to keep living and performing. It was an eye-opening experience for Johnson, whose amazement and positivity are keenly felt in this exclusive trailer.
“The Ecstasy Of Wilko Johnson” will have its first screening at SXSW on Friday, March 13th at the Alamo Lamar B. Watch below.