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She Said Boom: The Story of Fifth Column [Canada, 2012]
Former members of all-female art punk band “Fifth Column” recall the 1980s queer art punk scene and their progressive efforts to unite music, film and zine culture to challenge conventional art practice, gender roles and femininity.
Rhino Resurrected [USA, 2011]
The iconoclastic story of a little record store that became a launching pad for influential music careers, and a groundbreaking record label revered by music lovers worldwide.
Evidently… John Cooper Clarke [UK, 2012]
Britain’s pre-eminent punk poet, with a sharp tongue, tapered style and black bouffant. Clarke’s street-savvy sonnets and spoken songs that hailed him as an icon, even while he was in the depths of a heroin addiction. A surprising untold story.
The Auroratone Project
A commission of original short films by experimental Canadian filmmakers set to the music of POP Montreal’s 2012 participants. ‘Auroratones’ were abstract musical films used in mental institutions and army hospitals after WWII as a means of soothing post-traumatic stress disorder and general mental disturbance.
Lawrence of Belgravia [UK, 2011]
An intimate portrait, a labour of love filmed over the last eight years, follows Lawrence, singer of Felt, between Go Kart Mozart albums, weighed down by the chips on his shoulders while still dreaming of being a pop star who rides in limousines and dates supermodels.
Jobriath [USA, 2011]
Known as the first openly gay rock star, Jobriath’s reign was brief. Done in by an over-hyped publicity machine, shunned by the gay community, and dismissed by most critics, Jobriath was excommunicated from the music business and retreated to the Chelsea Hotel, where he died forgotten in 1983 at the age of 37, one of the earliest casualties of AIDS. Narrated by Henry Rollins.
Off the Charts [USA, 2003]
Shocking, funny and heart-wrenching all at once, Off the Charts is a fascinating look at one of the strangest subcultures in our American landscape.
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