They remain one of the most enduring bands of the last 30 years and although their career was cut short by the tragic death of Curtis in 1980, the remaining members went on to form New Order.
Directed by Grant Gee, the documentary features interviews with all the surviving band members and explores the band’s history through never-before-seen live performance footage, personal photos, period films and newly discovered audio.
It also features contributions from the late Factory Records owner Tony Wilson, iconic Factory Records graphic artist Peter Saville, photographer/filmmaker Anton Corbijn, Belgian journalist Annik Honoré (speaking for the first time about her relationship with Ian Curtis) and many other connected with the band.
Listen to the interview here:[audio:http://filmdetail.receptionmedia.com/Stephen_Morris_on_Joy_Division.MP3]
Download it as a podcast via iTunes by clicking here.
Joy Division opens at selected UK cinemas on Friday 2nd May
Check out the trailer here:
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