24 Jan 2008
Joy Division film festival dates 
Several film festivals are screening the Joy Division film documentary over the coming weeks as follows:

1 February - 24 April - Ambulate Gira de Documentales [Mexico]
14 February - 3 March - !f Istanbul [Turkey]
16 & 27 February - Film Comments Selects at Lincoln Center [New York, NY]
25 February - 2 March - ZagrebDox [Zagreb, Croatia]
28 February - 2 March - True|False Film Fest [Columbia, MO]
7-15 March - SXSW [Austin, TX]
26 March - 2 April - Ljubljana Documentary Film Festival [Slovenia]
8-20 April - Buenos Aires Film Festival [Argentina]
23-29 April - Independent Film Festival of Boston [Boston, MA]
1-9 May - Jeonju International Film Festival

The trailer is also available to view on YouTube.

The UK cinema outing looks set for early May, at least at the Odeon Covent Garden.

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