SF Punk Film Series: Target Video

Early SF bands from Target Video
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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.

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

Followed by a Q & A with original band members.

Photo of Joe Rees (left) with the Screamers at Target Videos, San Francisco, 1978, by Ruby Ray.

Advance reservation 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.

Punk documentary: Turn it Around: The Story of East Bay Punk
Saturday, January 6, 2018, 2 pm, Koret Auditorium, Main Library.
The origins of 924 Gilman, Maximum Rock & Roll, and Green Day. (Color, 158 min., 2017)
ollowed by a Q & A with filmmaker Corbett Redford.

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.

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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