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Destroy All Movies!!! Hits The Shelves And The Road
Written by Jacq Cohen | Filed under eventsDestroy All Movies 11 Oct 2010 12:35 PM

Destroy All Movies!!! Tour Poster

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

ALBUQUERQUE, NM

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

SEATTLE, WA

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

OLYMPIA, WA

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

PORTLAND, OR

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

EUGENE, OR

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

Destroy All Movies!!! The Complete Guide to Punks on Film

Destroy All Movies!!!: The Complete Guide To Punks On Film
Editors: Zack Carlson & Bryan Connolly • Foreword: Richard Hell
Release Date: November 17, 2010
Price: $35 • Page Count: 463 • ISBN: 978-1606993637




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