Neon Dreams: URGH! A MUSIC WAR (Presented on 35mm!)


Revue Cinema Fri, Nov 10, 2023 7:00 PM
Film Info
Revue Series:Neon Dreams
Release Year:1981
Production Country:United Kingdom
Original Language:English
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Derek Burbidge
Andy Summers
Wall of Voodoo
Oingo Boingo


Presented on 35mm! 


Neon Dreams transports you back in time to one of the most mind-melting concert experiences ever captured on celluloid. Filmed throughout the summer of 1980 and featuring early performances from future punk rock, new wave, and post-punk legends including The Cramps, Gary Numan, The Go Go's, Klaus Nomi, Devo, Echo & The Bunnymen, The Police, Joan Jett, Steel Pulse, Oingo Boingo, and so many others—Urgh! A Music War is a rare concert film that feels euphoric, scandalous, and maybe a little dangerous.


Much more than just a collection of live performances, Urgh! is an incomparable experience that is structured as a cohesive narrative and captures an unprecedented time and place in music history that earns its place at the table next to the all-time greats, such as Stop Making Sense and The Last Waltz. Scarcely screened and only available via rare VHS tapes and DVD-on-demand archive discs, do not miss the opportunity to experience this nonstop endorphin rush presented on a stunning 35mm print. And yes, it WILL be played loud. (BRENDAN ROSS) 



This screening and others are made possible thanks to our wonderful sponsor Hollywood Suite.