Breaking glass

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Breaking Glass is a 1980 British film directed by Brian Gibson; starring Hazel O’Connor, Phil Daniels and Jonathan Pryce, that depicts the rise and fall of Kate (O’Connor), an angry but creative young singer and songwriter from London in the 80’s, backed by a hustler (Daniels) and… Continue Reading

Smithereens

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Smithereens is a 1982 film directed by Susan Seidelman and starring Susan Berman, Brad Rinn, and punk rock icon Richard Hell. The film follows a narcissistic young woman from New Jersey who comes to New York City to join the punk subculture, only to find that it’s gravitated towards Los Angeles;… Continue Reading

Jubilee

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Jubilee is a 1978 cult film directed by Derek Jarman. The film is heavily influenced by the 1970s punk aesthetic in its style and presentation. Shot in grainy colour, it is largely plotless and episodic. Location filming took advantage of London neighbourhoods that were economically depressed… Continue Reading

Tod den Hippies!! Es lebe der Punk

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 Tod den Hippies!! Es lebe der Punk (Death to the hippies !! Long live the Punk) is a comedy drama placed in 1980, in which 19 year old Robert, fed up with hippy phoniness and bourgeoise narrow mindedness alike, flees the German provinces for… Continue Reading

Suburbia

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Suburbia, also known as Rebel Streets and The Wild Side, is a 1984 film written and directed by Penelope Spheeris about suburban punks who run away from home. The kids take up a punk lifestyle by squatting in abandoned suburban tract homes. Director Penelope Spheeris recruited street kids and punk rock musicians to play each role,… Continue Reading