Punk the Capital trailer


PUNK THE CAPITAL
Currently in post-production, estimated completion: 2016.

When punk erupted in the nation's capital in the late 1970's, it was a mighty convergence of powerful music, friendships, uncompromising wills and clear minds. The sounds and ideas that emerged from those early years of punk/hardcore-punk continue to influence and inspire around the world. Punk the Capital is an in-depth exploration of that seminal time (circa 1976 to 1984).

While the focus of the film is on D.C. Punk , it also situates that history within the histories of Punk, rock, and a city that "needed punk more than anywhere else". 

A legendary D.C. artist’s co-op named Madams Organ looms large in our film, as a ‘free space’ where many great punk bands got their foothold from 1979-1980. It was a place where world views were formed, generations and musical genres mixed, and which became the launch pad for the hardcore-punk explosion. From the perspective of that family-sized row house, this film looks forward into the growth of DC’s hardcore punk scene of the early 1980’s (Bad Brains, Minor Threat, Faith...) and dives back into an array of local area bands of the late 1970’s (Slickee Boys, White Boy...).

Thanks again to everyone who supported our KICKSTARTER campaign. We met our goal, June 2014!