SF Punk Film Series: Turn it Around

The Story of East Bay Punk
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The San Francisco History Center's S.F. Punk Archive presents a four-part film series that takes you from the chaos of contemporaneous footage to recent documentaries striving to illuminate a hidden history.

Ten short years after the ultimately disenchanting Summer of Love, San Francisco harbored a new counterculture united around unrepressed outrage and the rejection of hypocrisy. Punk erupted from the city's dark cellars and dingy underage clubs but was snubbed by local press and radio. Self-made zines, handbills, Super-8 film, vinyl and video became the instruments for recording and disseminating this explosive movement.

Join us for an entertaining and illuminating exploration of the birth of San Francisco's original punk underground and its offspring.

Turn it Around: The Story of East Bay Punk
Saturday, January 6, 2018, 2:pm, Main Library, Koret Auditorium.
Turn it Around spans over 30 years of the California Bay Area’s punk music history with a central focus on the emergence of Berkeley's inspiring 924 Gilman Street music collective. Narrated by Iggy Pop and executive produced by Green Day, Turn it Around  is the definitive telling of this vibrant story, drawing from a wide variety of voices and viewpoints and featuring the music of many of the most famous and infamous punk bands ever. (Color, 158 min., 2017)
filmmaker Corbett Redford cannot attend. There will be no Q&A.

Photo: Operation Ivy at Gilman Street, 1988, by Murray Bowles.

Advance registration requested.

Also in the SF Punk Film Series:

In the Moment: Shorts and clips from 1977-1980
Wednesday, December 20, 6 pm, Main Library, Koret Auditorium.
Louder, Faster, Shorter - directed by Mindaugis Bagdon. (Color, 18 min., 1978)
In the Red - directed by Liz Keim & Karen Merchant. (Color, 20 min., 1978)

Deaf/Punk - Offs at the Deaf Club. (B&W, 8 min., 1979) Courtesy of the Pacific Film Archive.
Plus archival clips from Pink Section, Crime, The Nuns, and Negative Trend.
Followed by a Q & A with filmmakers Bagdon and Keim.

Early SF Bands From Target Video
Saturday, December 30, 4 pm, Koret Auditorium, Main Library.
Formed in 1977, Joe Rees and cohorts taped of SF's most potent bands: Dead Kennedys, Avengers, Crime, The Mutants, Screamers, and Tuxedo Moon.

Followed by a Q & A with original band members.

Punk documentary: Buried in the mix
Wednesday, January 10, 2018, 6:pm, Koret Auditorium, Main Library.
ollowed by a Q & A with filmmaker
Timothy Crandle and musician Mia Simmans of Frightwig.

This is a Films & Videos program from SFPL. From feature films to youth-made videos, we’ve got something great to watch.

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