Parents Just Don’t Understand

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11/21/2008 10:00 AM |

No, no they don’t, but it’s Thanksgiving next week and you’re going to have to spend a lot of time with them anyway, and as was the case in high school you’re going to want to have a cathartic experience with 70s punk rock immediately thereafter. Thus, BAM‘s end-of-November series Punk ‘n’ Pie (geddit?) (I actually mean that seriously, I didn’t get it until it was pointed out to me; it’s a pun playing off the Thanksgiving staple pumpkin pie).

Things start off tonight with Breaking Glass, about a young punk girl who becomes a new wave star — sort of like a Brit version of Ladies and Gentlemen the Fabulous Stains, maybe? After that, there’ll be of-the-moment looks at punk, New Wave and reggae-ska; biopics and docs on Joe Strummer and Ian Curtis/Joy Division; Derek Jarman weirdness; and the greatest love story of our time, Sid and Nancy.

One Comment

  • Oh my god! Breaking Glass! This is a must see! When will this be available again on DVD? I’ve only seen grainy video. We finally have the Fabulous Stains, now we need Breaking Glass and The Decline of Western Civilization (which I’m surprised is missing from this film series. Also they should show Times Square. Anyway, I love those old punk rock movies…