Friday, July 24, 2015

Spotlight on American Punk

Spotlight: American Punk

Glue-spike your mohawks, stud your battle vests and get ready for noise! Trace a genre's heavy impact and unmistakeable aesthetics through searing rock docs and low-fi DIY cult-hit narratives. 

Everyday Sunshine (2011)
dir. Lev Anderson and Chris Metzler
Laurence Fishburne, with help from talking heads like Gwen Stefani, George Clinton and Flea, narrates the story of punk-funk legends Fishbone. 
Live at CBGB (1982)
dir. Richard Oretsky
The year is 1982. Hardcore heroes The Bad Brains are about to deliver an hour of unadulterated mayhem at one of America's most infamous venues

Dive into the film grammar of The Strange Case of Mr. Jekyll and Miss Osbourne with a penetrating examination of the film's content and context. 
The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Miss Osbourne (1981)
dir. Walerian Borowczyk
Fanny Osbourne is the fiancĂ©e of the titular split-personalitied anti-hero. This delightfully perverse adaptation occurs during their engagement party. 
The Plague Dogs (1982)
dir. Martin Rosen
More Watership Down than Homeward Bound, this apocalyptic cartoon is a bleak buddy film for the end of the world, or maybe just humanity as we know it.  

David and Lisa (1962)
dir. Frank Perry
A classic case of boy meets girl: He has a terrible fear of being touched, she has a split personality and they fall for each other in a mental institution