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punk: attitude

UK, 2005 (MIFF 2005, Backbeat: Music on Film)

Director: Don Letts

What is punk' Don Letts - filmmaker, London punk scene veteran, infamous DJ at The Roxy and member of Big Audio Dynamite - has created a documentary capturing the essence of punk rock. The film includes interviews with more or less everyone who's still alive who had an impact on the movement that shook the world, including Lou Reed, Tommy Ramone, Mick Jones, Paul Simonon, Siouxsie, Jello Biafra, Thurston Moore, Henry Rollins, Dick Manitoba, Glenn Branca, Arthur Kane, James Chance and many others. Interspersed with priceless footage of the likes of the MC5, the Sex Pistols, the Clash, the Buzzcocks, the Stooges, Fugazi, the Bad Brains and the Screamers, Letts lets the talent talk, and they paint an intriguing picture of the shared vision and anger at the status quo, both musically and socially, that was the punk movement. Don Letts will be attending the festival. [Special Event] During his visit to Melbourne, Don Letts will be performing an exclusive one off event at the Hi-fi bar, playing some old and new school bass heavy dub reggae. Session tickets to either of the screenings will get your free entry to the event prior to 11.30pm. Letts will be at the Hi-fir bar on [Sunday 25 July from 11.00pm]. For those of you wanting more after DJ Siraiki played to a full house in 2004, here's your chance!
D/P Don Letts WS Freemantle Media Ltd TD video/col/2005/89mins Don Letts was born in London, England, in 1956. His films include [Dancehall Queen] (1997), [The Clash: Westway to the World] (2000), [One Love] (2003), [Making of 'London Calling': The Last Testament] (2004).

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