Monday night's screening will include a Q&A with director Stuart Swezey, author Chuck Palahniuk, John Law (co-founder of Burning Man) and Scot Jenerik (sound artist).
The previously untold story of a series of early '80s guerrilla music and art performances in Southern California that are recognized to have paved the way for Burning Man, Lollapalooza, and Coachella. This documentary splices interviews and rare performance footage of Sonic Youth, Minutemen, Meat Puppets, Swans, Redd Kross, Einstürzende Neubauten, Survival Research Laboratories, Savage Republic, and more, documenting a time when pushing the boundaries of music, art, and performance felt almost like an unspoken obligation.
Directed by Stuart Swezey, the creator and principal organizer of these unique events, DESOLATION CENTER demonstrates how the risky, and at times even reckless, actions of a few outsiders can unintentionally lead to seismic cultural shifts.
Guest passes accepted.