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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 both a documentary exploration of that seminal time (circa 1976 to 1984)and a long term engagement with DC Punk history in its role as cultural catalyst.

The documentary film situates D.C. Punk history within the larger narrative of punk, rock, and a city that "needed punk more than anywhere else". This film is the untold story of how the D.C. punk scene was built from the ground up despite the "hostile environment" of the nation's capital. 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 (1979-1980). 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 D.C. area bands of the late 1970’s (Slickee Boys, White Boy...).

In addition to the film, we continue to work in various capacities with other documentary projects, D.C. non-profit groups, and punk related archival projects.

Thanks again to everyone who supported our KICKSTARTER campaign. and to everyone who has supported us over the years. We can't wait to roll the film out in 2018!