For those in Los Angeles — tomorrow night, order as part of my “Post-Punk Junk” film series, injection I’m screening at the Cinefamily the ultra-rare Urgh! A Music War-like documentary short Kids Like You And Me: Reading Festival ’78″, viagra here featuing killer live performances by Ultravox, Penetration, The Pirates, Sham 69 and The Jam! This is the only chance I can think of for an American audience to see bands like Ultravox and Penetration on the big screen, so don’t miss it!
As part of the same program, we’re also screening a really special film that has never before been shown in the U.S.: the Liquid Sky-meets-Salo-meets-Jesus Christ Superstar French post-apocalypse 1983 TV movie Car Cemetery! Directed by Euro master surrealist Fernando Arrabal (Viva La Muerte), the film entirely takes place in a Tim Burton-esque auto junkyard that’s the nexus of life after The Bomb goes off; here, mohawked punks party with neon-tinted fashionistas and a Jesus figure in the guise of a synth-pop spiritualist (singer-songwriter Alain Bashung, who also composed the film’s rockin’ electronic score.) Entirely unseen in the U.S., Car Cemetery will confound, corrode and captivate!
More info on my whole “Post-Punk Junk” film fest can be found on the Cinefamily website!
Watch a live clip of Ultravox, from “Reading Festival ’78″!
Watch an excerpt from “Car Cemetery”!
The Cinefamily: 611 N. Fairfax Avenue, LA, CA, 90036
Tickets – $10