The long awaited documentary Punk the Capital is finally out!
2019, 88 min.
a film by James June Schneider, Paul Bishow, Sam Lavine
When punk rock erupted in Washington D.C. in the mid-1970s, it was a mighty inter-generational convergence of powerful music, friendships, and clear minds. Punk the Capital explores the transformative period between 1976-1983, situating D.C. punk and harDCore within the larger narratives of punk and rock n’ roll. Featuring bands such as Bad Brains and Minor Threat and figures such as Henry Rollins, Ian MacKaye, HR, and Cynthia Connolly, this long awaited documentary takes us to the heart of why both the sounds and ideas from this highly influential music scene continue inspire around the world.
-Thanks to Zack Judson, Rob Myers, and JB Delorme for the animation work and Jerry Busher for the sound mix in the trailer –
Trailer has voices of Alec MacKaye, Ian MacKaye, Henry Rollins, Cynthia Connolly, Joe Keithley, Glenn Kowalski, Onam Emmett (aka Tomas), Ronald Reagan