Punk: Attitude

Punk: Attitude

Title: Program

Don Letts: Punk: Attitude (USA 2005)

Produced by Metropolis, 3DD Entertainment / Anouk Fontaine
Distributor and copy source 3DD Entertainment
90 min - English.

In the mid-Seventies, the winds of change were blowing like a hurricane in London and New York. They brought about a radical change in popular music and fashion and a new, independent do-it-yourself attitude emerged. Thanks to punk rock, there now was for the first time a common voice for all young rebels throughout the world.

Don Letts' documentary on the beginning stages of punk shows how the origins of the style were in the counter culture of the 1960s United States and how punk then spread out all over the world, causing mayhem and moral panic wherever it roamed, especially with the growing fame of Sex Pistols. The various forms of punk rock developed over time and eventually gave birth to a whole new set of revolutionary bands, such as Nirvana.

Don Letts, a Grammy award winning director who in the late 1970s used to work as a DJ at London's Roxy Club, has chosen a strategy to let this capturing story to tell itself, giving the mike to more than fifty interviewees altogether. Commentaries from such icons as Tommy Ramone, Siouxsie Sioux, Mick Jones, Jello Biafra, Thurston Moore, Jim Jarmusch and Henry Rollins help to tell the incredible and explosive story.

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