"Punk the Capital" Documentary Film to Screen at The Union

The Union will host a one-night-only screening of the documentary film Punk the Capital, Building a Sound Movement. The film explores the Washington D.C. punk scene during the transformative period spanning from 1976 to 1983. With a recently unearthed trove of Super-8 film, the film explores why the sounds and ideas from this highly influential music scene continue to inspire around the world.

Inside the Film

Featuring bands such as Bad Brains and Minor Threat, Punk the Capital creates a portrait of a movement that not only redefined a genre but that became a model for social and political engagement. In addition to a new perspective on DC Punk history and rare, unseen footage of bands such as the Bad Brains, Slickee Boys, and Minor Threat, we have conducted approximately 100 interviews with members of the DC punk community. These include musicians, fanzine creators, photographers, unstoppable concert goers, and several notable out of town folks who had strong ties with the early DC Punk / harDCore scene such as Jello Biafra (Dead Kennedys), Tim Kerr (Big Boys), and Joe Keithley of DOA.

Directed by: Paul Bishow, James Schneider (as James June Schneider)

For more info and trailer visit: dcpunkrockdoc.info/

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Luis Jimenez