Re: [Frameworks] 1978-1986 - California Punk/Hardcore (Films | Filmmakers | Gig Footage | Distributors)

From: Christian Bruno (email suppressed)
Date: Thu Aug 05 2010 - 12:30:23 PDT

Hey Shane ,You should definitely consider two seminal short films that documented San Francisco punk in 1978:
• "Louder, Faster, Shorter" by Mindaugus Bagdon. It's from a benefit concert at the legendary punk venue Mabuhay Gardens, with performances by UXA, The Avengers, The Mutants and others. And it's partly shot by Bruce Connor! I'm pretty sure you can get a DVD from Re/Search publications.

• "Deaf/Punk" by Richard Gaikowsky. Great black and white document of an evening at the Deaf Club, an actual bar and club for the deaf community on Valencia St that became a early venue for punk shows (music with heavy rhythm is very deaf friendly). Music by the Offs. This one is harder to get, it only exists, to my knowledge, on 16mm. The PAcific Film Archive in Berkeley has a print.


Date: Thu, 5 Aug 2010 11:42:06 -0700
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Subject: [Frameworks] 1978-1986 - California Punk/Hardcore (Films | Filmmakers | Gig Footage | Distributors)

Hey gang,
I will be curating a number of gallery screenings for the fall surrounding the early art works of Raymond Pettibon from 1978-1986. For those that do not know Pettitbon, here is a brief:
Raymond Pettibon is known for his comic-like drawings with disturbing, ironic or
ambiguous text, Pettibon's subject matter is sometimes violent and
antiauthoritarian. From the late 1970s through the mid-1980s, he was closely
associated with the punk rock band Black Flag and the record label SST Records,
both founded by his older brother Greg Ginn. Beginning in the mid 1980s, he
became a well-known figure in the contemporary art scene.
Pettibon works primarily with ink on paper and many of his
early drawings are black and white, although he sometimes introduces color by
using pencil, watercolor, collage, gouache or acrylic paint. Pettibon’s
drawings encompass the spectrum of American culture from the deviances of
marginal youth-culture to art, literature, sports, religion, politics, and
sexuality. Pettibon’s works on paper uniquely combine the drawn image and text,
both borrowed passages from literature and text written by Pettibon himself.
Besides his works on paper, Pettibon has also made animations
from his drawings, live action films from his own scripts, unique artist’s
books, fanzines, prints, and large permanent wall drawings that often include
an arrangement of his own works on paper almost creating an installation of

In-depth, and regarding the 1978-1986 California Punk/Hardcore era, here is what I'm looking for: a) Concert + Gig
 Footage: (EXAMPLES: Sin 34, Black Flag, Minutemen, The Germs, Dead Kennedy's, Middle Class, Decedents, etc.)b) Short/Feature Films + Filmmakersc) Articles + Written Wordsd) Current DistributorsThe media should be
 consistent with the early California Punk/Hardcore Scene. You can see from the list below, it's a mix of genres and possibilities. Some are difficult to get a hold of due to being out of print or having no distribution. The official exhibition is Raymond Pettibon: The Punk Years 1978-1986 and it will be November 13, 2010-January 2, 2011.

This is what I've researched:
Art: 21 Season 1 + 2 (2001/2003) - Raymond Pettibon, PBS (TV Doc/RT60m)

The Decline of Western Civilization (1981) - Penelope Spheeris (Doc/RT100m)

Suburbia (1983) - Penelope Spheeris (Drama/RT94m)

Ladies and Gentlemen, The Fabulous Stains (1981) - Lou Adler/Nancy Dowd (Moc/RT87m)

Population: 1 (1986) - Rene Daalder (Musical/RT77m)

Thrashin’ (1986) - David Winters (Drama/RT93m)

X: The Unheard Music (1986) - W.T. Morgan (MusDoc/RT NA)

Desperate Teenage Lovedolls (1984) - David Markey (Drama/RT60m)

Lovedolls Superstar: Fully Realized (1986) - David Markey (Drama/RT81m)

Border Radio (1987) - Allison Anders (Drama/RT83m)

Another State of Mind (1982) - Adam Small/Peter Stuart (Doc/RT78m)

The Search for Animal Chin (1987) – Stacy Peralta (Drama/RT60m)

Any information is appreciated. Feel free to contact me inside or outside of this thread.
All the Best, Shane__________________________________________ Shane Christian Eason, BFA; MFA
School of Communication and Multimedia Studies
Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts & LettersFlorida Atlantic University

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