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Louder, Faster: Punk in Performance

June 5, 2008 - June 26, 2008

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D.O.A., June 12



Punk had its moment—well, moments. In San Francisco, the punk scene rose to raucous in late 1976 and was spent some four years later. But during that time, there was hell to play. Louder, Faster explores punk music and the cultural collisions that provoked it by privileging the primary—films and videos made at the moment, not nostalgic looks back, but hardcore reports from the pogo pit.

Presented in conjunction with the BAM exhibition Bruce Conner: Mabuhay Gardens.

Steve Seid
Video Curator

Thursday, June 5, 2008
8:30 p.m. The Blank Generation
Mindaugis Bagdon in Person. Amos Poe and Ivan Kral captured the Talking Heads, the Ramones, Television, Patti Smith, and others just as the NYC punk scene came roaring into life. With shorts Deaf/Punk and Louder, Faster, Shorter.

Thursday, June 12, 2008
8:45 p.m. D.O.A.
Lech Kowalski’s dead-on doc sights the Sex Pistols on their terminal tour in 1978. With Residents short Hello Skinny.

Thursday, June 19, 2008
8:30 p.m. Target Video
Joe Rees in Person. Between 1978 and 1988, Rees recorded hundreds of shows around San Francisco. Witness Crime at San Quentin, the Cramps at Napa State Hospital, the Mutants at the School for the Deaf, and more.

Thursday, June 26, 2008
8:40 p.m. The Decline of Western Civilization
With X, Black Flag, the Germs, and others, Spheeris documents the dregs of Western Civ, a.k.a. L.A. With Bruce Conner/Devo short Mongoloid.