If you live near SF or LA and love punxploitation movies like I do, you’re in for a treat this weekend. Brush your long hair into a mohawk, get some sushi and don’t pay, then head to the movie theater for some bad dialog and pointless violence…
As part of their book tour, the folx who did Destroy All Movies!!! The Complete Guide to Punks on Film (on Fantagraphics) are presenting a weekend of punk movies and punx on TV, starting this Friday at SF’s Roxie Theater. Surf II, possibly the most so-bad-it’s-good movie of all time, shows with Times Square, a prophetic proto-riot grrrl flick that rivals the greatness of Ladies and Gentlemen the Fabulous Stains.
Also Friday night, in LA, Alex Cox, director of the greatest punk movie ever, Repo Man, brings a new cut of his weird and kinda bad, yet great Straight to Hell. Straight to Hell Returns shows at UCLA’s Film & Television Archive with the director in person. I pretty sure it’s just a lucky coincidence that this is playing right before the Destroy All Movies event, which as you can see in this picture from their website, has deemed the movie NOT PUNK!
Saturday and Sunday the Destroy All Movies tour comes to LA with an amazing array of goodies at the historic Silent Movie Theater on Fairfax. Too much great stuff to list so check it all out here. I’m especially excited about the Punk TV Party on Saturday and La Brune Et Moi and Desperate Teenage Lovedolls on Sunday (also with the director in person). Tickets are $10 per event or $35 for the whole weekend… Sneak beers in and sing along!
“I dig pain!”
“I hate you! I berate you!”