Severin super-friend and Alamo Drafthouse co-curator Zack Carlson has spent years obsessively compiling what is now the definitive guide to punks on film with his first book Destroy All Movies!!! And to celebrate the release (published by Fantagraphics Books) LA’s Cinefamily has programmed a full-on weekend of cine-punk appreciation with rare screenings and special appearances beginning on 11/20.
Screenings include the after-school special The Day My Kid Went Punk, Alan Moyle’s Times Square, Class of 1984 (with director Mark Lester in person!), Lech Kowalski’s Sex Pistols ’78 tour doc (and much more) D.O.A., punk/new-wave concert film Urgh! A Music War, the rare Parisian punk film Le Brune et Moi, Irish punk doc Shellshock Rock, and two Dave Markey underground super-8 punk battle-cries The Slog Movie and Desperate Teenage Lovedolls. Weekend passes for $35 are available at the Cinefamily box-office, or tickets for individual shows are available here.
Destroy All Movies!!! is available on Amazon for pre-order here, and will be available in book stores this November. From the Fantagraphics website:
The most dazzlingly insane film reference book of all time, Destroy All Movies!!! is an informative, hilarious, and impossibly complete guide to every goddamn appearance of a punk (or new waver!) to hit the screen in the 20th Century. This wildly comprehensive eyeball-slammer features A-to-Z coverage of over 1100 feature films from around the world, as well as dozens of exclusive interviews with the creators and cast of essential titles such as Repo Man, Return of the Living Dead, The Decline of Western Civilization and Valley Girl. Everyone from Richard Hell to Penelope Spheeris to Ian MacKaye contributes his or her uncensored reminiscences from the front lines of a revolution. Other interviewees include Alex Cox, Nick Zedd, Lech Kowalski, Mary Woronov and Circle Jerks frontman Keith Morris. Also examined are hundreds of prime examples of straight-to-VHS slasher trash, Brooklyn junkie masterpieces, Filipino breakdancing fairytales, no-budget post-apocalyptic epics, and movies that shouldn’t even have been released, many of which have never been written about online or in print!