Strange Notes and Nervous Breakdowns: Punk and Media Art, 1974-1981

  • Johanna Went on New Wave Theater
  • Michael Intriere - Nervous Gender - "Cardinal Newman"
  • Richard Newton - I'm Going out in the RAIN

    January 12, 2012, 7:00pm
    MOCA Ahmanson Theater, MOCA, 250 South Grand Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90012

    Punk and the Do It Yourself aesthetic were born in the late 1970s. Most scholarship on punk film and video has focused on works from New York and San Francisco, but Los Angeles also was home to a rich scene of such media. In conjunction with Under the Big Black Sun: California Art 1974–1981, Los Angeles Filmforum presents this amazing collection of rarely screened performances by punk bands of the era, performance art, and D.I.Y. works.  We’ll be seeing performances from the early days by the Screamers, X, Suburban Lawns, Black Flag, Los Plugz, Johanna Went, and more.  Some display the raw energy of real rock and roll, and some show the playful energy of early video manipulation - the explorations of a new medium by a new generation.

    Special Thanks for Tonight’s show to Johanna Went, Kristine McKenna, Mark Wheaton, Ian Marshall & Research Video, Rene Daalder, Michael Intriere, EJ Emmons, Amy Halpern, Eugene Timiraos, Eleonora Monacella and Broadway Video Enterprises, Bradley Friedman.

    Tickets: This screening is free but we ask that you kindly make a reservation, which will be honored on a first-come first-served basis.

    213 621 1736 or education@moca.org

    http://edu.moca.org/calendar/2012-01-12

    Films to be Screened

    • Never Mind the Sex Pistols, Here's The Bullocks (1979, 30 min., b&w video, sound)
      Directed by Cynthia Gianelli and Paul Allen Newell

      An extraordinary document of the early Los Angeles punk scene, largely shot in 1977, with performances by The Avengers, The Bags, The Dead Boys, The Screamers, and The Weirdos, and interviews with many people involved with the scene.

    • Gidget Goes to Hell (ca. 1980, 2 min., color, sound)
      Directed by Jonathan Demme

      Short film featuring Suburban Lawns, last seen on Saturday Night live in 1980.
    • I'm Going Out in the RAIN, by Richard Newton I'm Going Out in the RAIN, by Richard Newton

      I'm Going Out in the RAIN (1978, 3:30, color, sound, super8mm transferred to video)
      Directed by Richard Newton

      It's raining.  That's a big deal here in Los Angeles.
    • Can't Make Love (1980, 3:35, color, sound)
      Directed by Eugene Timiraos

      Featuring Wall of Voodoo
    • Can't Find My Mind (1981, 3:20, color, sound)
      Directed by Eugene Timiraos and Bradley Friedman

      Featuring The Cramps
    • I Wanna Hurt (1979, 8:49, color, sound)
      Directed by Rene Daalder

      Featuring The Screamers, live
    • Monologue on Camping (1979, 3:00, color, cound)
      Directed by Eugene Timiraos

      D.I.Y. - recording, monologue, live music, all from the living room
    • La Bamba (1980, 3:00)
      Directed by Eugene Timiraos

      Featuring Los Plugz
    • "Cardinal Newman: featuring Nervous Gender, video by Michael Intiere "Cardinal Newman: featuring Nervous Gender, video by Michael Intiere

      Cardinal Newman (1981, 3:00, solor, cound)
      Directed by Michael Intriere

      Featuring Nervous Gender
    • Johanna Went on New Wave Theater Johanna Went on New Wave Theater

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