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 15 minutes before the program which will begin at 4 pm. The auditorium will open at 3:30.
Early SF Bands from Target VideoSaturday, December 30, 4 pm, Main Library, Koret Auditorium.Formed in 1977, Joe Rees and cohorts taped thousands of hours of live club and studio footage of SF's most potent bands: Dead Kennedys, The Avengers, Crime, The Mutants, Screamers, and Tuxedo Moon. Followed by a Q & A with original band members.
Photo of Joe Rees (left) with the Screamers at Target Videos, San Francisco, 1978, by Ruby Ray.