Destroy All Movies!!!: The Complete Guide To Punks On Film is a wildly comprehensive release featuring A-to-Z coverage of over 1100 films from around the world, as well as dozens of exclusive interviews with the cast/creators of crucial titles like Repo Man, Return of the Living Dead, The Decline of Western Civilization and Valley Girl. Editors Zack Carlson and Bryan Connolly reviewed countless prime examples of straight-to-VHS slasher trash, Brooklyn skid row masterpieces, Filipino breakdancing fairytales, no-budget apocalyptic epics and movies that shouldn't even have been released, many of which have never been written about. Plus hundreds of eyeball-smashing stills and posters, many in full color!
This hot pink-infused tome nails down decades of insanity with superhuman research, vicious precision and electrically charged stills and images, and is the first and final definitive armchair roadmap to punk and new wave on celluloid. After over 5 years and 20,000 movies researched, this pulse-bursting monument to lowbrow cultural obsession is a must for all film fanatics, music maniacs, anti-fashion mutants, '80s nostalgists, sleazoids, cop-killers and spazzmatics!
DAM!!! also features tons of exclusive interviews with music/big screen luminaries including Ian MacKaye, Richard Hell, Penelope Spheeris, Nick Zedd, John Doe & Exene Cervenka, Alex Cox, Martha Coolidge, Lee Ving, Keith Morris, Mary Woronov and many more!
Destroy All Movies!!!: The Complete Guide To Punks On Film is slated to be released November 2010 just in time for Carlson and Connolly to hit the road on a movie screening and book signing tour. These two cinemasochists will pack a van full of books and 33mm film prints, doing 17 events in 8 cities in 14 days. Bookstore shows will incorporate the occasional live hardcore band or pile of free doughnuts, while ultra-rare 35mm theatrical screenings will include:
CLASS OF 1984 (1982) - Punk teen maniacs live the chaos in director Mark Lester's rabid ode to juvenile delinquency. The most violent punk classic of all boils over into mayhem as teachers take on new wave students in a battle to the DEATH!!
TIMES SQUARE (1980) - Two teenage girls set New York on fire in the ultimate street punk battle cry. This film was thought lost -- even by the studio that released it -- but we've found a one-of-a-kind 35mm print!
URGH!: A MUSIC WAR (1981) - The crucial on-stage document of the then-rampaging punk and new wave explosion. Earth-shaking performances from countless bands including Devo! Dead Kennedys! Klaus Nomi! Gary Numan! The Go-Go's! The Cramps! X! Gang of Four! Must be seen to be believed.
VALLEY GIRL (1983) - This '80s teen masterpiece is the first, last and most hilarious word in punk heartbreak. Nicolas Cage stars as an LA new waver who gets his guts tangled up over an all-American high school princess. Unstoppable.
…all these plus punk classics like LADIES & GENTLEMEN - THE FABULOUS STAINS, GET CRAZY, the afterschool special THE DAY MY KID WENT PUNK and many more!
Fantagraphics Books & The Alamo Drafthouse Cinema Present: THE DESTROY ALL MOVIES!!! TOUR THE COMPLETE GUIDE TO PUNKS ON FILM
Meet authors Zack Carlson & Bryan Connolly plus special guests! MOVIES, BOOKS, MUSIC & MORE! ALL MOVIES SCREENED IN 35MM! PunksOnFilm.com
Tues, Nov 9 • 7PM Film Screening: VALLEY GIRL & TIMES SQUARE The Guild Cinema 3405 Central Ave NE Albuquerque, NM 87106 (505) 255-1848 www.guildcinema.com
Fri, Nov 12 • 5PM Book Signing: Scarecrow Video 5030 Roosevelt Way NE Seattle, WA 98105 (206) 524-8554 www.scarecrow.com
Fri, Nov 12 • 7PM Film Screening: VALLEY GIRL, GET CRAZY, CLASS OF 1984, URGH! The Grand Illusion Cinema 1403 NE 50th St. Seattle, WA 98105 - (206) 523-3935 www.grandillusioncinema.org
Sat, Nov 13 • 2PM Book Signing: Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery 1201 South Vale St (at Airport Way S.) Seattle, WA 98108 (206) 658-0110 www.fantagraphics.com/bookstore
Sat, Nov 13 • 6PM Film Screening: THE DECLINE OF WESTERN CIVILIZATION PARTS 1 & 3 With Special Guest Penelope Spheeris Capitol Theatre 206 5th Ave SE Olympia, WA 98501 (360) 754-6670 www.olympiafilmfestival.org
OLYMPIA, WA (cont)
Sun, Nov 14 • 1PM Book Signing: Orca Books 509 4th Ave E Olympia, WA 98501 (360) 352-1456 www.orcabooks.com
Sun, Nov 14 • 7PM Film Screening: LADIES & GENTLEMEN -- THE FABULOUS STAINS and TIMES SQUARE Capitol Theatre 206 5th Ave SE Olympia, WA 98501 (360) 754-6670 www.olympiafilmfestival.org
Mon, Nov 15 • 8PM
Book Signing w/ live music by White Boss Olympia Timberland Library downtown 313 8th Ave Southeast Olympia, WA 98501 (360) 352-0595 www.trlib.org
Tues, Nov 16 • 6:30PM Book Signing with DJ HWY 7 Reading Frenzy 921 SW Oak St Portland, OR 97205 (503) 274-1449 www.readingfrenzy.com
Tues, Nov 16 • 9PM Film Screening: ROCK 'N' ROLL HIGH SCHOOL Hollywood Theatre 4122 NE Sandy Blvd Portland, OR 97212 (503) 281-4215 www.hollywoodtheatre.org
Wed, Nov 17 • 6PM Film Screening: ROCK 'N' ROLL HIGH SCHOOL & URGH! Bijou Art Cinema 492 E 13th Ave Eugene, OR 97401 (541) 686-2458 www.bijou-cinemas.com
SANTA CRUZ, CA
Thurs, Nov 18 • 9:45PM Film Screening: CLASS OF 1984 Del Mar Theater 1124 Pacific Ave Santa Cruz, CA 95060 (831) 469-3220 www.thenick.com
SAN FRANCISCO, CA
Fri, Nov 19 • 3PM Book Signing: Needles & Pens 3253 16th St San Francisco, CA 94110 (415) 255-1534 www.needles-pens.com
Fri, Nov 19 • 7PM Film Screening: SURF II & TIMES SQUARE The Roxie 3117 16th St San Francisco, CA 94110 (415) 863-1087 www.roxie.com
LOS ANGELES, CA
Sat & Sun, Nov 20 & 21 • 5PM - CLOSE Film Screening: DESTROY ALL MOVIES!!! 2-DAY PUNK CINEMA MELTDOWN The Cinefamily 611 N Fairfax Ave Los Angeles, CA 90036 (323) 655-2510 www.cinefamily.org
Sun, Nov 21 • 2PM Book Signing: Wacko 4633 Hollywood Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90027 (323) 663-0122 www.soapplant.com
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