Punk-Activist Film Screening & Director Q&A: “Positive Force” | SF
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New Nothing Cinema | 16 Sherman Street, San Francisco, CA
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Long-awaited feature length documentary Positive Force: More Than A Witness: 30 Years of Punk Politics and Activism premieres in the Bay Area this January, each event with a Q&A with director Robin Bell.
This feature-length documentary skillfully mixes rare archival footage–including electrifying live performances from iconic bands Fugazi, Bikini Kill, Rites of Spring, Nation of Ulysses, Anti-Flag, and more–with new interviews of Positive Force activists including co-founder Mark Andersen (co-author of Dance of Days, co-director of We Are Family) and Jenny Toomey (Simple Machines, Future of Music Coalition) as well as long-time supporters/inspirations such as Ian MacKaye, Jello Biafra, Dave Grohl, Ted Leo, Riot Grrrl co-founders Kathleen Hanna and Allison Wolfe, Penny Rimbaud of Crass, and Benji Madden of Good Charlotte—just a few of the 75 people interviewed for the film.
“A fascinating and inspirational new documentary by Robin Bell that chronicles the symbiotic relationship between D.C. punk and do-gooderism….Seamlessly situating a musical moment within the larger cultural context of Reaganomics, the rise of riot grrrl feminism, pacifist protest and other issues,” – Michael O’Sullivan, Washington Post
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