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 and its offspring.
Please arrive at least 15 minutes before the program which will begin at 2 pm. The auditorium will open at 1:30.
Turn it Around: The Story of East Bay PunkSaturday, January 6, 2018, 2:pm, Main Library, Koret Auditorium.Turn it Around spans over 30 years of the California Bay Area’s punk music history with a central focus on the emergence of Berkeley's inspiring 924 Gilman Street music collective. Narrated by Iggy Pop and executive produced by Green Day, Turn it Around is the definitive telling of this vibrant story, drawing from a wide variety of voices and viewpoints and featuring the music of many of the most famous and infamous punk bands ever. (Color, 158 min., 2017)Followed by a Q & A with filmmaker Corbett Redford.
Photo: Operation Ivy at Gilman Street, 1988, by Murray Bowles.