QFT Player: Shellshock Rock

BBFC RatingQFT Player: Shellshock Rock

CertificateNot Rated
DirectorJohn T. Davis
Running Time0HR 48MINS
SeasonBelfast May Day Weekender

All the raw energy and excitement of the 1970s punk scene in Northern Ireland is on display in John T. Davis' legendary 1979 documentary. Watch now for free on QFT Player.

Derry heroes The Undertones and the uncompromising Belfast band Stiff Little Fingers both feature, as do Rudi, The Outcasts, The Idiots, Protex, Parasites, Victim and Rhesus Negative, while young fans talk about overcoming sectarian divisions to come together and live their lives their own way, united by music.

Captured on film here live in their raw, youthful heyday, The Undertones perform the titanic Teenage Kicks and the joyous Here Comes the Summer. Stiff Little Fingers perform a typically fierce version of their anthem, Alternative Ulster. Also featured is the legendary Terri Hooley, record-shop owner, godfather of Northern Irish punk, and subject of the 2013 film Good Vibrations.

John T. Davis is internationally recognised as Northern Ireland’s most distinctive documentary filmmaker and cinematographer. QFT hosted a full retrospective of John's work back in 2017. We are delighted to be able to host a selection of John's classic films on QFT Player.

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Screening as part of Belfast May Day Weekender (1-3 May 2021)

This May Day bank holiday, there is a chance to discover your city online through an online programme of events you can enjoy from the comfort of your home. Over the three days we'll share just some of the stories of Belfast from when it became a capital city to the present day, as we look back at our city’s past 100 years through art, architecture, film, food, song, and more.

For more information and to access these events and activities go to www.belfastmayday.org