FilmPOP: BLOODIED BUT UNBOWED

2011-09-22

tl_files/images/films/bloodied tv.jpgFILMPOP: BLOODIED BUT UNBOWED
Susanne Tabata | Canada 2010 | 74min. | Quebec Premiere

Co-presented with Bongo Beat Records 

Thursday Sept. 22
Doors: 6:45pm | Film: 7:30pm 

Tix: $8.00

 Bloodied But Unbowed is the first in-depth chronicle of Vancouver's original punk scene. Distinct from London, New York and L.A., Vancouver punk was eclectic, raw, politically charged, relentless and at times comedic. Bands like DOA, Subhumans, Young Canadians, Pointed Sticks, Modernettes, UJ3RK5 and the Dishrags, helped forge the city's reputation as an alternative mecca, attracting and influencing the likes of Kurt Cobain, former Guns N' Roses' bassist Duff McKagan and Henry Rollins.

Leather, spit, beer, drugs, sex and a righteously enraged music terrified the mainstream in Vancouver in the 70s and Bloodied But Unbowed captures the raw essence of the kids who barely lived through it, as well as those who did not. Drugs wreaked havoc in the punk scene, snuffing short the lives of some of the scene's luminaries. But despite the harsh toll, many of Vancouver's most infamous sons (to wit: Joe Shithead and eternal bad boy Randy Rampage) are still on the road, playing gigs, pissing on squares and generally causing an uproar. Narrated by Billy Hopeless and packed with stories of love and loss, rebellion and regret, Bloodied But Unbowed captures the rise and fall of an epic era.

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Bloodied But Unbowed est le première chronique approfondie de l’originale scène punk de Vancouver. Distincte de celle de Londres, New York et Los Angeles, le punk de Vancouver était électique, pur, politiquement chargé, imparable et parfois même comique. Des groupes tels que DOA, Subhumans, Young Canadians, Pointed Sticks, Modernettes, UJ3KR5 et the Dishrags aidèrent à forger la réputation de la ville en tant que Mecque de l’alternatif, attirent and influencent des gens tels que Kurt Cobain, l’ancien bassiste de Guns N’ Roses Duff McKagan et Henry Rollins.

Le cuir, la salive, la bière, les drogues, le sexe et une musique enragée terrifièrent les conventions dominantes et Bloodied But Unbowed l’essence pure de la jeunesse qui y survit à peine, ainsi que ceux qui y périrent. Le drogue cause des  ravages dans la scène punk, coupant court la vie de certains de ses membres les plus importants. Mais malgré le dur prix à payer, certains des fils les plus connus de Vancouver sont  encore sur la route (Joe Shithead et l’éternel mauvais garçon Randy Rampage), jouant et pissant dans les parcs. Narré par Billy Hopeless and remplis d’histoires d’amour et de perte, de rébellion et de regreat, Bloodied But Unbound capture la montée et la chute d’une époque glorieuse.

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