The San Francisco History Center's S.F. Punk Archive presents a free four-part film series that takes you from the chaos of contemporaneous footage to recent documentaries striving to illuminate a hidden history.
Ten short years after the ultimately disenchanting Summer of Love, San Francisco harbored a new counterculture united around unrepressed outrage and the rejection of hypocrisy. Punk erupted from the city's dark cellars and dingy underage clubs but was snubbed by local press and radio. Self-made zines, handbills, Super-8 film, vinyl and video became the instruments for recording and disseminating this explosive movement.
Join us for an entertaining and illuminating exploration of the birth of San Francisco's original punk underground.
Please arrive at least 20 minutes before the program which will begin at 6 pm. The auditorium will open at 5:30.
Punk documentary: Buried In The MixWednesday, January 10, 2018, 6 pm, Main Library, Koret Auditorium.Buried In The Mix combines an intimate portrait of 4 denizens of the early days of the fabulous Mabuhay Gardens (Mia Simmans of Frightwig, Bob Clic of The Lewd, Fritz Fox of Mutants, and Patrick O'Neil, Dead Kennedys roadie and author) with spoken word accounts, by such punk pioneers as Jello Biafra (Dead Kennedys, Guantanamo School of Medicine), Penelope Houston and Greg Ingraham (Avengers), Ted Falconi (Flipper), V. Vale (RE/Search), the photography of Bobby Castro, Ruby Ray, Sue Brisk and many other bands and artists to create a collage of stories that reveal a glimpse of the San Francisco punk movement in its raw, raging glory.This work-in-progress screening also incorporates historic video of performances from the deep dark past as well as the recent SF Punk Homecoming and Punk Renaissance reunion shows in 2013 and 2015 alongside contemporary interview footage, highlighting the do-it-yourself attitude and inspired rebellion of early punk, rebellion that is needed today more than ever.Followed by a Q & A with filmmaker Timothy Crandle.
Photo credit: Rachel Thoele of Frightwig, SF Punk Renaissance, Verdi Club, 2015, by Laura Ming Wong.
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