Punk the Capital

90 mins.
Directed by Paul Bishow and James June Schneider

Run extended! Playing through Thursday, June 3.

  • Platform:  AmherstCinemaAtHome.org
  • Ticket price:  $12 general admission, $9 for Members
  • Watch window:  30 days to start watching, 2 days to finish once started
  • How to watch:  Through the internet browser on your computer, tablet, or smart phone

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On Thursday, May 20, directors Paul Bishow and James June Schneider joined us on Facebook Live, along with Lyle Preslar (guitarist/songwriter of Minor Threat), Don Zientara (Inner Ear Studios), and Chris Haskett (guitarist of the Enzymes & Rollins Band).

Click here to watch the conversation.

When punk rock exploded in D.C. in the late 1970s, it was a mighty convergence of powerful music, inter-generational friendships, and clear minds. PUNK THE CAPITAL captures that transformative period, situating DC punk and DC harDCore within the larger narratives of rock ‘n’ roll.

Featuring recently unearthed Super-8 film of bands like Bad Brains and interviews with legends like Henry Rollins and Ian MacKaye, PUNK THE CAPITAL explores why the sounds and ideas from this influential music scene continue to inspire around the world.