Screening date: Fri. November 15, 2019
Time: 9:30 PM
Venue: Parkway Theater
Cost: $12 in advance / $14 at the door
Category: Minnesota Premier
Run Time/Year/Country: 90 min, 20199, USA
Director: Paul Bishow, James June Schneider
Co-Director James June Schneider and subject Jeff Nelson (Minor Threat, Dischord Records) will be on hand for a post screening Q&A
When punk invaded our nation's capital in the mid-late 1970's, it was a culture clash – a collision between the music of anarchy and a city known for its conservatism. It was a recipe for potential disaster – but it resulted in a powerful cultural movement that flamed, ruled, and burned out all in the space of seven exciting years. But its legacy continued, through bands such as Fugazi, until today.
That dizzying era of punk and hardcore-punk in Washington, DC, is the focus of the documentary Punk the Capital. The documentary stars icons of the era, such as Bad Brains and Minor Threat, as well as local legends, such as The Slickee Boys and White Boy. D.C. bands featured in Punk the Capital include: Bad Brains, Minor Threat, Slickee Boys, Untouchables, Faith, Teen Idles, The Nurses, Enzymes, Black Market Baby, Tru-Fax and the Insaniacs, Half Japanese, White Boy, Void and more.