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A new DC punk documentary

Posted May 1, 2021, 9:51 p.m. in Videos by Loren
A new DC punk documentary

Punk the Capital: Building a Sound Movement

A new documentary on Washington DC punk in the late '70s-early '80s called Punk the Capital: Building a Sound Movement comes to DVD and Blu-ray on June 8 (Naitonal Records Store Day).

Created by James June Schneider (Co-Director, Editor), Paul Bishow (Co-Director), and Sam Lavine, the doc explores the early movement and the geographical relevance of taking place in the capital city. It has played at various festivals and (listed below) will premeiere in several US and Canada theaters beginning in May, as well as virtual screenings.

Interviewees and live footage include Bad Brains, Minor Threat, Void, Rites of Spring, and more.

Check out the trailer after the bump.


5/13 - OPENING NIGHT - Cinelounge Drive-In Hollywood - Los Angeles, CA
Pete Stahl (Scream) Q&A co-presented with curator/publisher Roger Gastman
Short film about Scream and their connection with the 1960's garage band The Hangmen created by Punk the Capital will play ahead of the screening

5/14 - Cinelounge Hollywood - Los Angeles, CA
Hudley Flipside (of Flipside fanzine fame) presentation and Q&A

5/14 - New Plaza Screening Series (former Lincoln Plaza Cinema) - New York, NY

5/14 - Acme Theater - Lambertville, PA

5/14 - Texas Theater - Dallas, TX

5/14 - Brattle Theater – Cambridge, MA

5/14 - International Film Series – Boulder, CO

5/14 - Hollywood Theater – Portland, OR

5/14 - The Guild Cinema – Albuquerque, NM

5/14 - Countryfest Community Cinema – Dauphin, MB

5/14 - Screenland Armour Theater - Kansas City, MO

5/14 - 6/25 - Rosendale Theater – Rosendale, NY

5/14 - 6/25 - The Colonial Performing Arts Center – Keene, NH

5/14 - Amherst Cinema – Amherst, MA

5/14 - Metro Cinema – Edmonton, AB

5/23 - The Roxie Cinema - San Francisco, CA
Q&A with Chris Stover (Void), Nicky Thomas (Fire Party), Lydia Ely (early DC scene)

5/14 - Screenland Armour Theater - Kansas City, MO

5/14 - Gateway – Columbus, OH

5/14 - The Music Box – Chicago, IL

5/14 - Suns Cinema – Washington, DC

5/14 - Tahoe Art Haus & Cinema - Tahoe City, CA

5/14 - Scarecrow Video Virtual Screenings – Seattle, WA

5/14 - Time & Space Museum – Hudson, NY

5/14 - Sunray Cinema – Jacksonville, FL

5/14 - Zeitgeist Theater - New Orleans, LA

5/14 - The Miracle Theatre – Washington, DC

5/21 - Parkway Theater – Pittsburgh, PA

5/14 - 6/3 - Olympia Film Society at The Capitol Theater – Olympia, WA

5/14 - Cinemapolis – Ithaca, NY

5/14 - The Nightlight Cinema – Akron, OH

TBD - Bel Aire Drive-In - Brooklyn, NY

TBD - Winnipeg Cinematheque – Winnipeg, MB


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