Punk the Capital: Building a Sound Movement

Punk The Capital, presented by Zeitgeist Theater

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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 which continues to be influential culturally and politically around the world.

  • Year
  • Runtime
    99 minutes
  • Language
  • Country
    United States
  • Premiere
    May 14th, 2021
  • Rating
    Not Rated
  • Director
    James June Schneider, Paul Bishow
  • Producer
    James June Schneider, Sam Lavine
  • Cast
    Henry Rollins, Ian MacKaye, HR, Joe Keithley, Jello Biafra, Cynthia Connolly, Jeff Nelson, Tim Kerr
  • Editor
    James June Schneider, Sam Lavine
  • Animator
    Zack “Detox” Judson, Rob Myers, JB Delorme
  • Sound Design
    Florent Klockenbring
  • Music
    Bad Brains, Minor Threat, Slickee Boys, Void, Faith, Rites of Spring, Half Japanese, Black Market Baby, Tru Fax, SOA, The Enzymes, and the Insaniacs