California Punxploitation Weekend

November 18th, 2010 by

If you live near SF or LA and love punxploitation movies like I do, you’re in for a treat this weekend. Brush your long hair into a mohawk, get some sushi and don’t pay, then head to the movie theater for some bad dialog and pointless violence…

As part of their book tour, the folx who did Destroy All Movies!!! The Complete Guide to Punks on Film (on Fantagraphics) are presenting a weekend of punk movies and punx on TV, starting this Friday at SF’s Roxie Theater. Surf II, possibly the most so-bad-it’s-good movie of all time, shows with Times Square, a prophetic proto-riot grrrl flick that rivals the greatness of Ladies and Gentlemen the Fabulous Stains.

Also Friday night, in LA, Alex Cox, director of the greatest punk movie ever, Repo Man, brings a new cut of his weird and kinda bad, yet great Straight to Hell. Straight to Hell Returns shows at UCLA’s Film & Television Archive with the director in person. I pretty sure it’s just a lucky coincidence that this is playing right before the Destroy All Movies event, which as you can see in this picture from their website, has deemed the movie NOT PUNK!


Saturday and Sunday the Destroy All Movies tour comes to LA with an amazing array of goodies at the historic Silent Movie Theater on Fairfax. Too much great stuff to list so check it all out here. I’m especially excited about the Punk TV Party on Saturday and La Brune Et Moi and Desperate Teenage Lovedolls on Sunday (also with the director in person). Tickets are $10 per event or $35 for the whole weekend… Sneak beers in and sing along!
“I dig pain!”
“I hate you! I berate you!”

7 responses to “California Punxploitation Weekend”

18 11 2010
Andrew (20:07:53) :

Also, on Friday, November 19, from 3:00 – 6:00 p.m. at Needles & Pens editors Zack Carlson & Bryan Connolly will be signing and releasing the “hilarious and impossibly complete guide to every appearance of a punk (or new waver!) to hit the screen in the 20th Century” – DESTROY ALL MOVIES!!! (on Fantagraphics).

…And then, at 8:00 p.m. down the street at THE ROXIE, a $10 Double Feature of Super Rare Ragers, the films SURF II and TIMES SQUARE will screened in their entirety by the Destroy All Movies folks.

19 11 2010
bryony (05:37:36) :


19 11 2010
A (09:59:19) :

been watching a lot of these films since I was young, great to a see a small film fest around em! It’d be cool to have seen more punk films from Mexico, Brazil, Colombia included

19 11 2010
Layla (11:13:14) :

You should check out the MRR film issue (MRR #308) we worked on-there are features on Brazillian and Colombian punk film makers!! We actually talked about doing a film night when that issue came out (two years ago??) to show Rodrigo No Future (the colombian punk movie which you must see if you haven’t, Netflix had it at one point which is nuts…) but it never happened, but now there’s also an amazing documentary about Colombian punk too, made by one of the guitarists of IRA, so we should do a double bill…

19 11 2010
Jason (12:50:29) :


19 11 2010
Blair (19:32:13) :

Do aiit!!! there a few down these ways too and bonny ‘ol of course etc, good irish potato crisis punk, good asian punk, sorry i can’t count the islands, i’m getting there.

28 11 2010
Oscar (19:23:12) :

I can’t beleive I missed this, I am bummed beyond recognition!
I am really, really, hoping they do this again.

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