The unauthorized documentary about seminal musicians/pranksters/culture jammers The KLF is now streaming and you can watch the trailer above. According to the filmmakers, the movie, titled Who Killed the KLF? "uses previously unheard tapes to explore the rise and fall of the KLF in the 1980s and 1990s, touching upon themes that perfectly capture the 21st century zeitgeist. The film is a fascinating insight into the machinations not only of Jimmy Cauty and Bill Drummond, but of art, culture, and capitalism."
The KLF has been unhappy about the film's production since director Chris Atkins kicked off the project in 2016. From NME:
…In a report from last October, lawyers on behalf of The KLF told Atkins and his production crew that they take any alleged infringement "extremely seriously", and tried to block the film's release [based on unauthorized use of their music].
In 2016, member Jimmy Caughty told an interviewer that he was unhappy about the documentary plans, saying: "We don't want to do it – it's like an archaeological dig through the past. We're doing other things that we think are much more interesting."[…]
Responding to [The KLF's] efforts to block the release of Who Killed The KLF?, Atkins brought up the group's own history of unauthorised sampling. "The irony is they used very big uncleared samples in all their early tracks," Atkins told The Guardian.