Dogtown and Z-Boys

Seventies nostalgists will have a field-day and the rest of us can marvel at a set of kids who were so cool they literally flew. Possibly the best documentary about youth and sport since Hoop Dreams. There are those who believe that documentary’s place is on the small screen. Dogtown And Z Boys effortlessly proves […]

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Great Punk Stuff on Tape

All Star Punk Footage Here are some of my favorite documentaries, films or shorts about punk in general, a specific era, style or band. Each of them have this extra edge that somehow gave me an itch to watch them again. The Decline of Western Civilization (1981)  Penelope Spheeris’ documentary on the Los Angeles punk scene. Filmed between December […]

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Black Flag

Raymond Pettibon/The Art of  A documentary looks at the creation of one of the most tattooed logo in punk rock and the artist behind Black Flag: Raymond Pettibon Created and directed by rock archivist Bryan Ray Turcotte with photographer Bo Bushnell, the first instalment of ‘The Art of Punk’ begins with Black Flag founding members Keith Morris and […]

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