Punk's Not Dead

Punk's Not Dead

Henry Rollins
Director: Susan Dynner Cast: Henry Rollins
Henry Rollins
, Charlie Harper
Charlie Harper
, Wattie Buchen
Wattie Buchen
Susan Dynner


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As the original DIY spirit of punk becomes increasingly watered down through commercialization and corporate influence, longtime photographer and Brick co-producer Susan Dynner explores the music's origins as a social movement uniting disenfranchised outsiders before tracing its breakthrough into the mainstream during the 1990s. In the 1980s, punk rock was strictly an underground movement, and for every Ramones, Clash, and Sex Pistols making a mark on the mainstream there were ten UK Subs and Subhumans delivering some of the most ferocious, outrageous music ever conceived. In the 1990s, the music that once shocked the masses gradually became commercialized through the likes of Green Day, Rancid, and Nirvana. By the time such bands as Good Charlotte and Sum 41 hit the scene in the first years of the 21st century, the vitality and urgency that once defined punk rock had largely been lost in radio friendly riffs and lyrics that were more concerned with typical teenage issues than the current state of politics and globalization. So what exactly happened to the non-conformist spirit of punk? In this documentary, Dynner speaks with such outspoken punk godfathers as Henry Rollins, Ian MacKaye, Jello Biafra, and others to find that, despite outward appearances, the rebellious spirit that originally defined this challenging genre of music is still very much alive.

Product Details

Release Date: 07/08/2008
UPC: 0022891476498
Original Release: 2006
Source: Mvd Visual
Sound: [Dolby AC-3 Surround Sound]
Sales rank: 28,913

Special Features

Artist interviews; Exclusive behind the scenes content; Never before seen footage

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Henry Rollins Participant
Charlie Harper Participant
Wattie Buchen Participant
Dick Lucas Participant
Jello Biafra Participant
John Doe Participant
Captain Sensible Participant
Billie Joe Armstrong Participant
Adicts Participant
Bad Religion Participant
Black Flag Participant
Ramones Participant
Rancid Participant
Social Distortion Participant
Stiff Little Fingers Participant
Damned Participant
God Awfuls Participant
Good Charlotte Participant
Green Day Participant
Minor Threat Participant
My Chemical Romance Participant
NOFX Participant
Offspring Participant
Pennywise Participant
Subhumans Participant
Sum 41 Participant
U.K. Subs Participant
Used Participant

Technical Credits
Susan Dynner Director,Cinematographer,Producer
Tim Armstrong Associate Producer
Patrick Nelson Barnes Co-producer,Editor
Steve Collins Score Composer
Markus Kaeppeli Cinematographer,Executive Producer
Panos Nicolaou Executive Producer
Emma Pantall Cinematographer
Lorne Pollock Associate Producer
Todd Traina Producer

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Punk's Not Dead
1. Chapter 1 [6:31]
2. Chapter 2 [4:53]
3. Chapter 3 [6:41]
4. Chapter 4 [5:12]
5. Chapter 5 [5:50]
6. Chapter 6 [6:32]
7. Chapter 7 [9:00]
8. Chapter 8 [6:44]
9. Chapter 9 [9:27]
10. Chapter 10 [5:06]
11. Chapter 11 [6:11]
12. Chapter 12 [3:33]
13. Chapter 13 [4:36]
14. Chapter 14 [8:43]
15. Chapter 15 [2:50]

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