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- Format: DVD
- SKU: FFR001
- UPC: 855376003038
- Street Date: 07/24/12
- PreBook Date: 06/19/12
- Label: CARNAGE & ROUGE »
- Genre: Documentary
- Run Time: 80 mins
- Number of Discs: 1
- Audio: STEREO
- Year of Production: 2011
- Producers: Erica K. Schisler
- Box Lot: 30
- Territory: WORLD
SpokAnarchy! is a feature-length documentary that chronicles the punk rock scene in 1980s Spokane, WA
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SpokAnarchy! is a feature-length documentary that chronicles the manic highs and desperate lows in the emergence of the punk rock scene in culturally barren 1980s of Spokane, Washington. Bands include Vampire Lezbos, Sweet Madness, Terror Couple, Cattle Prod, TFL, Social Bondage and more.
- Original Production Trailer
- Flyers & Zines slide show
- 2 short films including the banned-from-youtube 'Go F*ck Yourself'
- Honorable Mention at the Columbus International Film and Video Festival
- Official Selection at the Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival, Landlocked Film Festival, Columbia Gorge International Film Festival and Astoria/LIC International Film Festival
- Social media: http://www.facebook.com/#!/SpokanarchyMovie and on Twitter: https://twitter.com/#!/SpokAnarchyFilm
A kaleidoscopic look at an under-recognized under-ground scene that deserves to be seen, moshed and celebrated.
—Lenny Kaye, Patti Smith Group
That backwater inadvertently spawned a small but potent cache of bands and visual artists who put on shows in abandoned buildings, wrote fanzines and generally countered their town's narrow political and aesthetic viewpoints. SpokAnarchy! not only recognizes underrated art-punk outfits like Necromancers and Vampire Lezbos, but illuminates the compressive force of small town life and how it can produce true diamonds.
—Hannah Levin, City Arts
The crowning achievement of the documentary 'SpokAnarchy!' is that it's entertaining for the full hour and 20 minutes, despite being about music you've never heard of from a scene you never knew existed.
—Andrew Matson, Seattle Times
As the largest city on that long, lonely stretch of I-90/94 stretching between Seattle and Minneapolis, Spokane could never be accused as being near the center of anything. During the '80s, though, the Eastern Washington city cultivated a healthy, flourishing, artistically diverse punk scene, virtually created out of nothing. Spokanarchy is an inviting, generous overview of that era, with interviews by a good number of guilty parties. In giving the under-regarded Spokane scene its fair due, the terrific film holds company with the very best music documentaries, and by the end you feel as if you'd been there. You weren't, of course, which is exactly the point.
—Ned Lannamann, Portland Mercury
Just for the vintage video alone I highly recommend this to any punk history majors out there, and KBD-heads need the soundtrack.
A well-assembled mosaic of voices. The filmmakers are from the same scene, which makes for a comfortable intimacy among peers
—Brian Miller, Seattle Weekly