PUNK THE CAPITAL; BUILDING A SOUND MOVEMENT
[in Washington D.C.]
a documentary film and archival project
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Our trailer is out - And tour dates too!



FALL TOUR DATES

SEPTEMBER

Brooklyn NY, September 19th, 7:30pm, Nitehawk/Prospect Park, TICKETS, Facebook -Q and A with Lyle Preslar (Minor Threat), Howard Wuelfing (Nurses), Gary Gabriel (The Enzymes - DC's Socialist Afro-Punk band circa 1979) - and surprise guests!


Rosendale, NY, September 24th, Rosendale Theater - INFO, Facebook (no presale) - Q and A with filmmakers and special guests

Northampton MA, September 25th, 7pm, Academy of Music, TICKETSFacebook Q and A with Russell Braen (Madams Organ member/band booker -1979), filmmakers and special guests

September 26th, Worcester, MA, 8pm, The Firehouse Collective - (no presale) INFO, Facebook - 
Q and A with filmmakers


Lowell MA, September 27th, The Luna Theater - TICKETS, Facebook 
- Q and A with filmmakers Paul Bishow and James June Schneider

Cambridge MA, September 28th,  2pm punk matinee!The Middle East - Facebook, TICKETSQ and A with Al Quint (Suburban Voice) and Katie Goldman (Forced Exposure) and filmmakers!

Providence RI, September 29, 7pm, The Columbus Theater -  TICKETSFacebook Q and A with filmmakers Paul Bishow and James June Schneider

OCTOBER 

Richmond, VA, 
October 3rd, 7pm, Byrd Theater, (no presale) INFO , Facebook Q and A with filmmakers and Dan Palenski, co-sponsored by Steady Sounds


Washington, D.C., October 5th, Suns Cinema, 6:30 screening, 9:30 screening

Special evening celebrating the D.C. Punk Archive's 5 year anniversary! Q and A with filmmakers and special guests.

Pittsburgh PA, October 8th, Union Project (no presale, $12 at door ) - Q and A with filmmaker(s) and Jeff Nelson (Dischord Records/Minor Threat)


Cleveland OH, October 9th, Cleveland Institute of Art Cinematheque, Facebook, Q and A with filmmaker(s) and Jeff Nelson (Dischord Records/Minor Threat)


Toledo OH, October 10th, Handmade - Q and A with Jeff Nelson ( Dischord Records / Minor Threat ) and filmmaker(s)


Detroit MI, October 11th, Third Man Records , Facebook - Q and A with Jeff Nelson (Dischord Records/Minor Threat), Tesco Vee, Andy Wendler and filmmaker(s)


Madison WI, October 12th, Communication (no presale), Facebook - Q and A with Jeff Nelson ( Dischord Records / Minor Threat ) and filmmaker(s)



Milwaukee WI, October 13th, Real Tinsel - Q and A with Jeff Nelson ( Dischord Records / Minor Threat ) and filmmaker(s)


Kansas City MO, October 14th, Record Bar - Q&A with Jeff Nelson ( Dischord Records / Minor Threat ) and filmmaker(s) - co sponsored by Oddities Prints!


Iowa City IA, October 15th, Film Scene - Q&A with Jeff Nelson ( Dischord Records / Minor Threat ) and filmmaker(s)

Omaha NE, October 16th, The Union for Contemporary Art - Q and A with Jeff Nelson ( Dischord Records / Minor Threat ) and filmmaker(s)


Denver CO, October 17th, Aztlan Theatre (listing TBA)


Reno NV, October 18th (flash screening! TBA)


San Francisco CA, October 19th, Artists Television Access - Q and A with Chris Stover (Void), filmmaker(s) + bonus Void short film!


Oakland CA, October 20th, Land and Sea - Q and A with Chris Stover (Void) and filmmaker(s) + bonus Void short film!


Los Angeles CA, October 21st, The Regent - Q and A with Henry Rollins, filmmaker(s) and others moderated by Ian Svenonius


Tucson AZ, October 23rd, The Screening Room - Q and A with co-director James June Schneider


El Paso TX, October 24th, Alamo Cinema Drafthouse (listing TBA) - Q and A with co-director James June Schneider


Flagstaff AZ, October 25th (TBA)


Phoenix AZ, October 26th, Film Bar, Facebook - Q and A with co-director James June Schneider


Albuquerque NM, October 27th, The Tannex, Facebook - Q and A with co-director James June Schneider


Tulsa OK, October 28, Circle Cinema (listing TBA)


Memphis TN, October 29, (flash screening! TBA)


Asheville NC, October 30th, Grail Moviehouse - Q and A with filmmaker(s)


NOVEMBER


Washington DC area, November 9,10,11 AFI (listings TBA) - Q&A with filmmaker(s) and special guests TBA


UK dates, November 17-20

Amsterdam NL, November 23rd, Occii


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Punk the Capital: Building a Sound Movement(in Washington D.C.)

When punk rock emerged in Washington D.C. in the mid-1970s, it was a mighty inter-generational convergence of powerful music, friendships, and clear minds. Punk the Capital covers the transformative period spanning from 1976 to 1983, situating D.C. punk within the larger narratives of punk and rock n' roll. With a recently unearthed trove of Super-8 film, the film explores why the sounds and ideas from this highly influential music scene continue to inspire around the world. Featuring bands such as Bad Brains and Minor Threat it creates a portrait of a movement that not only redefined a genre but that became a model for social and political engagement.

At the world premiere - Ian MacKaye, HR (Bad Brains), Alec MacKaye

AFI top pics by Nalinee Darmrong, bottom Hirshhorn by Lex Everheart

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Punk the Capital is both a documentary film exploration of the birth of DC Punk (circa 1976 to 1983) and a long term engagement with Punk Rock and its role as cultural catalyst. We continue to work in various capacities with other documentary projects, D.C. non-profit groups, and punk related archival projects.

CHECK OUT OUR HR (BAD BRAINS) BACKFLIP FLIP-BOOK!
  available through DISCHORD RECORDS

OUR T-SHIRTS and FLIPBOOKS are both available at
SMASH RECORDS in Washington D.C.
and via our ONLINE STORE

Follow us on InstagramFacebook or Twitter for updates and check out our YouTube Channel, and Vimeo channel

For those of you who have asked how they can still contribute to our general D.C. punk archival work, we have created a PAYPAL account dedicated to donations, below. Thank you, every bit counts!