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SU17 Festival Film | A Fat Wreck

  • McNally Smith College of Music 19 East Exchange Street Saint Paul, MN, 55101 United States (map)

Sound Unseen is proud to present the MN Premiere of "A Fat Wreck" by director Shaun Colon (in attendance for intro + Q&A to follow). This film is an official selection for the 17th Annual Sound Unseen Film + Music Festival. 

Screening date: Sat. November 12, 2016
Time: 5:00 PM
Venue: McNally Smith College of Music
Cost: $10.00 in advance / $12 at the door
Category: MN Premiere, Filmmaker in Attendance
Run Time/Year/Country: 89 min, 2016, United States, Blu-Ray


"A Fat Wreck" is director Shaun Colón’s homage to the DIY ethos and passion of label-founder Fat Mike. In the '90s, pop-punk was king of the West Coast indie scene, and Fat Wreck Chords gave a home to edgy bands such as Rise Against, Lagwagon, Propagandhi and Fat Mike’s own NOFX. Colón weaves together the "A Fat Wreck" story from interviews with the label’s band members, rare and grainy performance footage and a crunchy soundtrack packed with quick punk riffs and huge melodic choruses. Oh, and there’s puppets that play out the best (and sometimes the worst) of the characters and conflicts that inhabit the Fat Wreck Chords’ world. Not all of the story is pretty, but that’s what makes this a compelling “punkumentary.” Colón pits good against bad, right against wrong, and shows Fat Mike and his compatriots as they are, true punks. Synopsis provided by Dallas Film Festival.