Punk the Capital

90 mins.
Directed by Paul Bishow and James June Schneider
NR
2021
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Thu, 2/23

Join us for a post-screening Q&A with PUNK THE CAPITAL co-director James June Schneider and former Madams Organ Art Co-op member Russell Braen.

The first 50 ticketholders inside the theater will receive a free newsprint PUNK THE CAPITAL poster, produced for the film's European tour.


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.