Director James Spooner in attendance! Q&A hosted by author David F. Walker after the film.

This award-winning documentary explores the roles of African Americans within what was then an overwhelmingly white punk scene across the United States. The film focuses on the lives of four African Americans dedicated to the punk rock lifestyle and its values, interspersed with interviews from scores of black punk rockers from all over the US.

Through exclusive interviews with punks and various punk rock bands including, Fishbone, 24-7 Spyz, TV on The Radio, Dead Kennedys, among others, Spooner's documentary covers issues of alienation, marginalization, inter-racial dating, and the the double consciousness of Black Americans within a predominantly white sub-cultured community. It’s also a time capsule for what black alternative youth experienced just as the world was beginning to shift with the galvanizing power of the internet.

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