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Big Character Poster

USA, 1989 (MIFF 1990, Fiction)

Director: Alvin Eng, Melissa Cahill

Bet you didn't know the Chinese had both newsreels and rock'n'roll bands! This example of a Chinese featurette (competently dubbed into English) chronicles the history of the country's leading power trio, Big Character Poster, (the true inventors of punk rock).

Denounced in 1966 as decadent Western influenced Imperialist running-dogs, Big Character Poster were granted asylum at Max's Kansas City after Mao's death.
- (TB)

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