PUNK THE CAPITAL & SCREAM MEETS THE HANGMEN (WITH Q&A)
Director: James June Schneider, Paul Bishow Run Time: 105 min. Release Year: 2019
Starring: Cynthia Connolly, Dante Ferrando, Darryl Jenifer, H.R., Kim Kane
The evening will feature a Q & A with several members of the DC punk band Scream, in town to work on their new album! The feature film will be preceded by the short film Scream Meets the Hangmen, highlighting the hardcore band’s links with DC’s flourishing 1960’s garage band era. Scream is launching their Kickstarter campaign for the album on September 7th, more info here: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1087744932/dc-special
Punk the Capital
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.