Punk the Capital: Building a Sound Movement

Musique, Danse et Théâtre
| 90 min
| English French German Dutch

This film is the first to explore the incredible challenges that the punk 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. "PUNK THE CAPITAL is a must see […] Who would have thought that mid-1970s Washington, a deathly boring city, where the streets emptied at 6pm, would in a decade become synonymous with the most vital American punk rock." (Libération)