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It's 1985 and Stevo is that rare animal, a punk rocker in the Mormon stronghold of Salt Lake City, Utah. He just graduated from college with honors and now his life is a nutty roller coaster ride of rock shows, stealing cars, beating up rednecks and non-stop partying with his buddy, Heroin Bob, and his girlfriend. But with the scene getting lame and Stevo going nowhere fast, he has to put his punk ideals to the test. With a choice between "No Future" and Harvard Law School, what's a guy with blue hair supposed to do? Fueled by a classic punk rock soundtrack and hilarious, energetic performances from Matthew Lillard (Scream, She's All That), Michael Goorjian (Leaving Las Vegas, Hard Rain) and Annabeth Gish (Beautiful Girls, Nixon), SLC PUNK is one punk's madcap search for a way to grow up without selling out.

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Kathleen Hanna, lead singer of the punk band Bikini Kill and dance-punk trio Le Tigre, rose to national attention as the reluctant but never shy voice of the riot grrrl movement. She became one of the most famously outspoken feminist icons, a cultural lightning rod. Her critics wished she would just shut-up, and her fans hoped she never would. So in 2005, when Hanna stopped shouting, many wondered why. Through 20 years of archival footage and intimate interviews with Hanna, THE PUNK SINGER takes viewers on a fascinating tour of contemporary music and offers a never-before-seen view into the life of this fearless leader.

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"Salad Days: A Decade of Punk in Washington, DC (1980-90)" examines the early DIY punk scene in the Nation's Capital. It was a decade when seminal bands like Bad Brains, Minor Threat, Government Issue, Scream, Void, Faith, Rites of Spring, Marginal Man, Fugazi, and others released their own records and booked their own shows-without major record label constraints or mainstream media scrutiny. Contextually, it was a cultural watershed that predated the alternative music explosion of the 1990s (and the industry's subsequent implosion). Thirty years later, DC's original DIY punk spirit serves as a reminder of the hopefulness of youth, the power of community and the strength of conviction.

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Punk's Dead: SLC Punk 2, the sequel to the 1999 cult hit SLC Punk, is a punk odyssey through the Utah Hinterlands. Ross, Penny and Crash, three young outsiders from different tribes, embark on a road trip to get to a huge punk show in Salt Lake City. Ross,18, is the love child of Trish and Heroin Bob, who died before Ross was born. During the course of their trip, and with the help of a healthy dose of drugs, alcohol and punk music, Ross shreds his darkly gothic outlook and embraces life. But his mother Trish, who raised Ross alone in her steam punk shop, thinks that he is in crisis and recruits Bob's old SLC gang to help find him. When all collide at the concert, they are forced to deal with their pasts and their unresolved relationships with Bob.

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Turn It Around: The Story of East Bay Punk spans over 30 years of the California Bay Area’s punk music history with a central focus on the emergence of the inspiring 924 Gilman Street collective. This diverse group of artists, writers, organizers and musicians created a do-it-yourself petri dish that changed the punk scene... and the world at large.

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An intimate and inspiring portrait of a true icon: Dame Vivienne Westwood. Punk Rock’s Grande Dame and one of the most culturally influential provocateurs in recent history. After defining the 1970s punk look with the Sex Pistols, Westwood has shocked the world for 40 years with her daring clothing and built an eponymous fashion empire with A-List clients that today sits alongside Gucci, Dior and Saint Laurent.

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Filmed over the course of six months, this film tells the incredible story of three young women: Nadia, Masha and Katia. As members of the feminist art collective Pussy Riot, they performed a 40 second "punk prayer" inside Russia's main cathedral. This performance led to their arrest on charges of religious hatred and culminated in a trial that has reverberated around the world and transformed the face of Russian society forever. With unparalleled access and exclusive footage, this film looks at the real people behind their now famous colorful balaclavas. Following the bizarre and intricate twists of the trial, we observe three young women fight back against a justice system that seems impervious to logic. From their family and friends we learn what transformed these women from political activists in to modern day icons. As Nadia, Masha, and Katia defend their convictions from a cage inside the courtroom, those Pussy Riot members still at liberty plan new guerilla performances and cultivate a protest movement across the globe. Moving from farce to tragedy and back again, the film explores how political and religious forces contrived to make an example out of three young artists who stepped out of line. But with Nadia, Masha, and Katia, Russia's ruling powers got more than they bargained for. Are you a ready for a Pussy Riot?

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From the producers of Dogtown and Z-Boys and Bones Brigade: An Autobiography comes a look at an expressive, explosive world that is known about but almost never entered by outsiders. The film, directed by renowned photographer Angela Boatwright, explores the young, mostly Hispanic, Punk scene in LA and finds an undeniably gritty, yet creative environment. With unprecedented access to backyard parties, concerts and daily ups and downs, the film shares a verité look at the realities of the 21st century, our need for community, the importance of self expression and of course the power of rock n’ roll.

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Robb Topolski is an unlikely crusader for free speech -- on the surface; he seems to be a mild-mannered geek with a fondness for acapella music. However, when Topolski tried to upload some rare recordings of barbershop quartets to a peer-to-peer file sharing website in 2007, he found that his broadband Internet connection slowed down to a tiny fraction of its usual speed. Topolski, who worked as a computer network engineer, ran some tests to find out what was happening and made a surprising discovery -- his internet service provider was monitoring the web use of its customers and using software to slow connections for certain activities and certain websites. Topolski took his ISP to court and has become a passionate spokesman for Net Neutrality, believing that ISP's have no right to interfere with what their customers are doing and should not be watching their activities on line. This case is one of the key inspirations behind the documentary Barbershop Punk, which explores how a small number of powerful corporations have the power to control the World Wide Web, and what ordinary people can do to promote the free exchange of information in cyberspace.

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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 be influential culturally and politically around the world.

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West Germany in 1980. 19-year-old Robert is sick and tired of the boring lifestyle in the provinces and the smug hippies at his boarding school. Without giving it a second thought, he moves to West Berlin, which he believes to be a haven for rebellious spirits: with its trendy bars, flourishing subcultures and a “scene” characterised by art, sex, drugs and punk rock. At first, however, the reality is somewhat sobering. Robert makes ends meet by working as a cleaner at a peep show. The peep show’s owner, Robert’s old pall Schwarz, introduces him to the garish Berlin nightlife in return. He spends his nights in the infamous “Risiko” nightclub listening to loud music and drinking vast amounts of alcohol. He gets to meet the stars of the scene, such as Blixa Bargeld. He also falls in love with Sanja, who works at the peep show. He plans out his financial future with Schwarz: a robbery could provide them with the financial basis for a career as dealers. Sanja also comes up with an idea that would solve both their family problems, once and for all…

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Senior A.J. MONTOYA (Cody Esquivel) is his high school’s star quarterback until he breaks his hand. In desperation, AJ realizes that his only shot at athletic glory is to team up with his longtime rivals -- the cross country team, quirky misfits lead by their feisty captain, ROSIE (Andy Bueno). Together, they have the potential to win big under the guidance of COACH MENLO (Efren Ramirez), a likable slacker who is chasing a big win of his own!

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She was smart, beautiful and talented, and as lead singer of THE INSAINTS, would-be rock star Marian Anderson reigns as one of the Bay Area's most provocative and controversial lead singers of the '90s punk scene. The fetish model and dominatrix quickly became known for her wild and lewd live sex acts during performances. Narrated by pop-culture icon Henry Rollins, Last Fast Ride - The Life, Love and Death of a Punk Goddess, is the cautionary tale of the youth, tormented adolescence and tragic untimely demise of this legendary performer.

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Life changes for a high school cheerleader named Amanda when she and her family move from a small town in Michigan to a Victorian house near Chicago. While her newly-divorced mom struggles with a new job and her eccentric little brother seems to fit in effortlessly, Amanda tries to find her way in her daunting new high school. Meanwhile, weird things happen in the family’s new house. Knocking sounds. Strange guitar riffs during rainstorms. Unexplained household messes. A quirky medium and a bumbling young paranormal investigation team search for answers but add little clarity before an unseen force meting out rough power chords scares them away.

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Punk: Loud and Live in London brings the opposition of contemporary and commercial music to light. Showcasing an era of Music which shook the world, with it’s raw sound rooted in politics and musical revolution. With live London performances from Punk icons such as Sham 69, Becky Bondage, Surge, The Vibrators and more. Loud and Live in London brings you the spirit of Punk in its truest form…live and loud.

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A live celebration of the Punk era. Showcasing the musical freedom which lies at the forefront of Punk. This collaboration of live performances from key influential bands of the time demonstrate the variations of anarchy and revolt punk can take. With performances from Public Disgrace, Nations, the Reserved, New Breed and more, right at the heart of one of the most important landmarks in punk history; London.

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A remarkable chapter in music history closed when the Finnish punk rock band Pertti Kurikan Nimipäivät (PKN), a quartet of musicians with learning disabilities, retired in 2016. "Punk Voyage" is a documentary film about the last years of the band, replete with all its ups and downs. In its seven-year run, PKN conquered new fans around the world, playing nearly 300 gigs in 16 countries. In 2015, the band was selected to represent Finland in the Eurovision Song Contest, where they played to a television audience of over 100 million. However, the band’s success and busy travel schedule and exerted a considerable amount of pressure on its members: Kari, the singer, struggles with the temptations and responsibilities brought by publicity; bass player Sami extends his territory to politics and religion; drummer Toni’s and the band’s roadie Niila’s crush to the same girl causes conflicts; and Pertti, the guitar player, tired of it all, decides to retire. "Punk Voyage" is a film about being true to yourself, making hard decisions, and moving on in life. A smelly journey full of tears and laughter.

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In 2028, Charles Maurice, Quebec's prime minister and national hero, made a pact with the Devil in order to bring Quebec to independence. But the Devil tricked him and a zombie apocalypse was unleashed on the country. Alas the military actions to counter the threat of the undead soon brought about the revolt of the people and the population of Montreal-East divided into two factions; Homa citizen, having food and armed with weapons, and the inhabitants of the ghetto of Hochelaga City who were provided with zomox and anxoumatrum to prevent rebellion. But this strategy only worked for a while. The revolt against the authority of Charles Maurice soon became crystallized in the form of a ninja army led with an iron hand by Lilly; a well-tempered anarchist. As she was preparing to attack, a prophecy announced the arrival of a chosen one. This savior is Zak, son of Charles, who, sent to the heart of the action, will soon discover that his enemies may not be who he thinks they are.