Joy Division | 2007
Details the backgrounds of the group Joy Division and its members, as well as the cultural context from which they emerged--a very specific context: the depressed urban landscape of Manchester, still trying to recover from its halcyon days as a center of nineteenth-century manufacturing, and the punk movement's rebellion against the direction rock was taking in the seventies. Told through the words of those who were there, follows the early days of the band and their first forays into gigs and recordings. But this is also the story of a city and its struggle to revive itself. By returning to the sites and landmarks that defined Joy Division's history, the documentary shows how much Manchester has changed in the past thirty years.