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Finally Finished, Bay Area Punk Rock History Film "Turn It Around: The Story of East Bay Punk" to Premiere As Opener of SF DocFest

Posted by Billyjam, May 12, 2017 01:09pm | Post a Comment

Following a lot of hard work, including exhaustive researching and gathering of data on an underground music scene much of which pre-dated the Internet era, the anticipated documentary on the East Bay punk scene is finally finished and ready to screen. The 155 minute, Corbett Redford directed, Iggy Pop narrated Turn It Around: The Story of East Bay Punk will get its world premiere screening, opening night of the SF IndieFest's upcoming 16th SF DocFest at 7pm on Wednesday, May 31st at the Alamo Drafthouse New Mission Theater. Tix/info. Titled after the 1987 benefit compilation for the Gilman Street Project, compiled by David Hayes and released via Maximum Rock N Roll, Turn It Around  focuses on locally celebrated punk mecca 924 Gilman, spans three plus decades of "the California Bay Area’s punk music history." Hence while the documentary title implies East Bay solely, in fact the film encompasses the San Francisco punk scene (influential bands like Flipper, DKs, and The Avengers) that, for those who were around during that exciting period will readily recall, were all part of the same uniform Bay Area punk scene.


The long list of bands featured in the two and a half hour film include Green Day, Rancid, Neurosis, Operation Ivy, Crimpshrine, Yeastie Girlz, Stikky, Samiam, Jawbreaker, Isocracy, Kamala and the Karnivores, Beatnigs, NOFX, Primus, Metallica, Bikini Kill, Bad Religion, Soup, Sweet Baby, Special Forces, Deadly Reign, Christ On Parade, Corrupted Morals, Mr. T Experience, The Lookouts, Monsula, Cringer, Spitboy, Blatz, Filth, Econochrist, Fifteen, Pinhead Gunpowder, Tilt, Pansy Division, Fugazi, 7 Seconds, Fang, Angry Samoans, Nuisance, Screeching Weasel, Engage, Boo Hss Pfft, Verbal Abuse, The Vagrants, Schlong, The Gr'ups, The Tourettes, Pinhead Gunpowder, Tribe 8, Kwik Way, Social Unrest, White Trash Debutantes, Outpunk, DMR, Psycotic Pineapple, Black Fork, Sawhorse, The Skinflutes, Sacrilege BC, No Dogs, and Gag Order. For more film info. And for May 31st premiere screening info and advance tix at SFdocFest


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