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SU 19 Festival Film | The Godfathers Of Hardcore (MN Premier)

  • Trylon Cinema 2820 East 33rd Street Minneapolis, MN, 55406 United States (map)

Screening date: Sat. November 17, 2018
Time: 7:30 PM
Venue: Trylon Cinema
Cost: $12 in advance / $14 at the door
Category: MN Premier
Run Time/Year/Country: 96 min, 2018, USA
Director: Ian McFarland

Sponsored by Extreme Noise Records and Moxy Hotel

Director Ian McFarland will be in attendance


What would your life look like now if you'd been in one of the most influential hardcore bands of the 1980s? What would it look like if you were still in that band? Documentarian Ian McFarland, previously of hardcore punk group Blood for Blood, follows guitarist Vinnie Stigma and vocalist Roger Miret of legendary New York hardcore band Agnostic Front from their beginnings in the early 1980s through to the present day. Unlike the dozens of bands that have come and gone, leaving their indelible footprint along the way, Agnostic Front are still going strong, 11 studio albums into their 30-plus year career.

In a landscape of increasing apathy and complacency, the messages Agnostic Front presents are as relevant today as they were in the ‘80s when the band members were impoverished, scrappy and ambitious, often fighting for their very survival as well as the perseverance of their volatile but highly inspirational band. Roger and Vinnie remain the very embodiment of hardcore, representing endurance, perseverance, brotherhood, strength against oppression and the will to keep going, obstacles be damned. Agnostic Front exist on a level all their own. . . a level of their own creation.