'More Than a Witness': Film Discussion with Robin Bell

Mt. Pleasant Library

'More Than a Witness': Film Discussion with Robin Bell

Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014, 7 p.m.

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Local filmmaker Robin Bell will present extra footage from his soon to be released documentary, Positive Force: More Than a Witness, 30 Years of Punk Politics in Action. Join in discussing aspects of punk culture that were related to political activism in 1980s and 1990s D.C. 

The program will take place in the Large Meeting Room.

From the film's website:
This feature-length film by Robin Bell skillfully mixes rare archival footage (including electrifying live performances from Fugazi, Bikini Kill, One Last Wish, Nation of Ulysses, Crispus Attucks, Anti-Flag, and more) with new interviews with key PF activists like co-founder Mark Andersen (co-author of Dance of Days) and supporters such as Ian MacKaye, Ted Leo, and Riot Grrrl co-founder Allison Wolfe. Covering a span of 30 years, More Than A Witness documents PF’s Reagan-era origins, the creation of its communal house, FBI harassment, and the rise of a vibrant underground that burst into the mainstream amidst controversy over both the means and the ends of the movement.

 This event is a part of Punk Rocktober at the library, as we celebrate the new Punk Archive in Washingtoniana with programs and events all month!