PUNK THE CAPITAL: BUILDING A SOUND MOVEMENT

Showings

Chauncey -Theater 1 Tue, Oct 15 7:00 PM
Event Info
Dialogue:Director James June Schneider and Jeff Nelson
Series Info
Series:Bijou Film Forum
Film Info
Rating:Not Rated
Runtime:90 minutes
Director:Paul Bishow, James June Schneider
Year Released:2019
Production Country:USA
Language:English

Description

Presented by the Bijou Film Board, and as part of Bijou's Film Forum program.
FREE for UI students (present student ID at box office) and $7.00 for the general public!
Followed by an 19+ free punk show at Gabe's with Peanut Ricky and ZUUL!

"Illuminates the early punk scene." - Punk Rock Planet

"An abundance of stunning archive footage of Bad Brains, Minor Threat and all the greats." - Grolsch Film Works

"Captures the essence of D.C. punk from its source and steers shy of nostalgia, making this history relevant 35 years later."
- Louder Than War

When punk erupted in the nation's capital in the mid/late 1970's, it was a mighty convergence of powerful music, friendships, and clear minds. The sounds and ideas that emerged from those early years of punk/hardcore-punk continue to influence and inspire around the world. Punk the Capital captures that explosive time and situates D.C. punk history within the larger narrative of punk and rock 'n' roll.

Punk the Capital takes audiences through the untold story of how the D.C. punk scenes was built from the ground up despite the "hostile environment' of Washington D.C. A legendary artist's co-op named Madam's Organ looms large in the film, as a "free space" where many great punk bands go their foothold (1979-1980). Using unseen Super-8 footage from the co-op, and from the perspective of that family-sized row house, the film dives back into an array of D.C. area bands of the late 1970's (Slickee Boys, White Boy and more) and looks forward into the growth of D.C.'s hardcore punk scene of the early 1980's (Bad Brains, Minor Threat, Faith).

This screening will be followed by a Q&A with director James June Schneider and guest Jeff Nelson (Dischord Records co-founder and Minor Threat drummer). Followed by a free, 18+ punk show at Gabe's at 9PM!

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