There’s something rough, dirty and low-fi about the production quality of this film, and rightly so.
‘SpokAnarchy’ is a new documentary all about the punk scene that rose out of Spokane, Washington in the 1980′s.
Feeling isolated and cut-off from the rest of the world a bunch of Spokane’s teenagers came together to create art, music and mayhem.
30 years on they tell their stories. The successes, the failures, the deaths and the addictions.
Out of this scene would rise bands such as Stompbox, Tool, and hey, even Charlie Schmidt, creator of the internet famous keyboard cat.
The film took almost two years to produce. Piecing together over 100 hours of footage from interviews shot all over the country.
This coming Thursday, 12th ‘SpokAnarchy’ will get it’s Seattle premiere at the SIFF Uptown cinema as part of SIFF’s Face the Music Series. Tickets are $10 and there will also be a Q&A with the film’s cast and crew.
On Saturday 14th Jan the soundtrack will get it’s own record release party at RADAR Hair and Records in SODO. Live music will come from Bonneville Power and Social Bondage.