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

From: Stuart Heaney (email suppressed)
Date: Fri Aug 06 2010 - 14:33:49 PDT

I would also recommend the Dead Kennedys live video, which was released on VHS by Alternative Tentacles.

Stuart Heaney

--- On Fri, 6/8/10, Rory Brosius <email suppressed> wrote:

From: Rory Brosius <email suppressed>
Subject: Re: [Frameworks] 1978-1986 - California Punk/Hardcore (Films | Filmmakers | Gig Footage | Distributors)
To: email suppressed
Date: Friday, 6 August, 2010, 19:06
Here is a great interview:
This is a wonderful idea for an exhibition / screening series.  I was particularly glad to see "Another State of Mind" and the magical broken-down school bus mentioned.  Social Distortion and Youth Brigade at the Dischord House in DC is fantastic.  Minor Threat plays a show in which the P.A. system / Mic dies.  The show goes on with the entire crowd singing to just the instrumentals.  An amazing portrait of the scene in the 80's when it still meant something.
Wish I could be there for this.
Thanks for giving it some much needed light.
Rory Brosius

From: email suppressed
To: email suppressed
Date: Fri, 6 Aug 2010 13:33:37 -0400
Subject: Re: [Frameworks] 1978-1986 - California Punk/Hardcore (Films | Filmmakers | Gig Footage | Distributors)

You may already be familiar with these, but as a fan of the music and era I thought I would throw them out there...
For concert/gig footage, you might want to look at  "We Jam Econo: The Story of the Minutemen" as a potential source.  It has some great live footage of the Minutemen, who as you most likely know used several Pettibon pieces in their album art.  It was released by Plexifilm.  There might even be some brief discussion of Pettibon in there.
For text, I would also recommend the book "Our Band Could be Your Life" by Michael Azerrad.  It features almost all of the bands you mentioned.  It also discusses Pettibon and his relationship (brother) to Greg Ginn of Black Flag and the SST label.
Wish I could see the screenings

On Aug 5, 2010, at 2:42 PM, Shane Christian Eason wrote:
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 collage.

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 

O: (954) 762 5246
F: (954) 762 5122
E1: email suppressed
E2: (address suppressed): email suppressed
Web 1: proteus.fau.eduWeb 2: shanechristianeason.comBlog:
Miami | Fort Lauderdale | Palm Beach

FrameWorks mailing list
email suppressed

_______________________________________________ FrameWorks mailing list email suppressed
-----Inline Attachment Follows-----

FrameWorks mailing list
email suppressed

FrameWorks mailing list
email suppressed