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Punk the Capital (15+) film screening and Q&A

Sat 27 Jul 2024 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Punk the Capital


Basement Galleries
Age Group: 15+ (under 18s accompanied)
Duration: 2h
Unreserved seating. Additional standing room available.

A special screening of Punk the Capital accompanying the Hard Art DC book/photo exhibit at Summerhall.

When punk rock erupted in Washington DC, it was a mighty convergence of powerful music, friendships, and clear minds. This film is the first to explore the incredible challenges that this subculture faced when it took root in the Nation’s Capital in the late 1970’s. Punk the Capital situates DC punk within the larger narratives of rock n’ roll, working as a powerful multi-layered story for both fans and non-fans of punk rock. Featuring musicians such as Bad Brains, Henry Rollins, and Ian MacKaye, this film dives deep into the ideas and sounds from this transformative music scene which continues to influence culturally and politically around the world.

Following the screening will be a Q&A with musician Alec MacKaye and filmmaker James June Schneider.

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