Nightclubbing: Downtown New York, 1975-80

Punk & New Wave

Feb 09 2017
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Punk & New Wave captures the evolution of seminal punk into the New Wave era. Watch performances by Iggy Pop, Johnny Thunders, Bad Brains, and the Dead Boys. By 1980, from Minneapolis to Tokyo, punk music was evolving to New Wave. With a poppy, electronic sound, bands like The Plastics, the Suburbs, Ballistic Kisses, Bush Tetras, the Go-Go’s, Human Sexual Response, Kid Creole and the Coconuts, and Pylon embody this musical shift. (1975-80, approx. 80 min, digital)

About the series
Unreleased and unavailable anywhere else!

Nightclubbing: Downtown New York 1975-80

Nightclubbing: Downtown New York 1975-80, relive it in all its glory in this four-film series. Rekindle your appreciation for the punk and alternative music scene raging at New York clubs in the late 1970s. The heart pumping scenes captured in archived films and interviews with the in-crowd reveal just how this subculture made its mark evolving music, fashion, and attitude. Don’t miss film archivists Pat Ivers and Emily Armstrong in person, the women behind the collection, live at each screening.

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