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LONDON PREMIERE + Q&A WITH FILM DIRECTOR STUART SWEZEY, MARK STEWART (THE POP GROUP), JACK SARGEANT (UNDERGROUND FILM WRITER AND PROGRAMMER) HOSTED BY CHRIS BOHN (EDITOR, THE WIRE)
USA, 2019, 94mins
This is the previously untold story of a series of Reagan-era guerrilla music and art performance happenings in Southern California that are recognised to have paved the way for Burning Man, Lollapalooza and Coachella, collective experiences that have become crucial parts of alternative culture in the 21st century. The feature documentary splices interviews and rare performance footage of Sonic Youth, Minutemen, Meat Puppets, Swans, Redd Kross, Einstürzende Neubauten, Survival Research Laboratories, Savage Republic and more, documenting a time when pushing the boundaries of music, art, and performance felt like an unspoken obligation.
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