Ed Bedford 11:44 p.m., June 19
Punk Rock Dads Docu: Blink, Red Hot Chili, Pennywise, more
What happens when a generation's ultimate anti-authoritarians, punk rockers, become society’s ultimate authorities: dads?
The Other F Word tackles this question. With a large chorus of punk rock’s leading men, including Blink 182's Mark Hoppus, Red Hot Chili Peppers’ Flea, and Rise Against’s Tim McIlrath.
The documentary follows Jim Lindberg, a 20-year veteran of the skate punk band Pennywise, on his hysterical and moving journey from belting his band’s anthem “F—k Authority,” to embracing his ultimately authoritarian role in mid-life: fatherhood.
Director Andrea Blaugrund Nevins explains “When I was a kid growing up in New York City, Punk Rockers were the people you crossed the street to avoid. So when Cristan Reilly, the film’s producer, came to me with a book that her old friend, Jim Lindberg, the lead singer of the Southern California skate punk band Pennywise, had written about being a Punk Rock Dad, I was both repelled and intrigued.”
Producer Cristan Reilly says “Punk Rock Dad. It’s a great oxymoron. Andrea and I, who share, among many things, an ironic sense of humor, started with that very tiny but amusing kernel…We had no idea how much deeper the story would go, and we believe our film reflects the journey from funny concept to a series of moving realizations about rebellion, growing up, fathers, and fatherhood.”
Other dads featured in the film, which was Executive Produced by Morgan Spurlock & Jeremy Chilnick, include Art Alexakis (Everclear), Mark Mothersbaugh (Devo), Tony Adolescent (The Adolescents), Fat Mike (NOFX), Lars Frederiksen (Rancid), skater Tony Hawk, and many others.
The Other F Word screens first in New York and Los Angeles, then hits theaters across the country in November and December. It's scheduled to hit San Diego's Ken Cinema on November 25.
11/02: New York, NY @ Film Forum
11/04: Los Angeles CA @ Nuart Theatre
11/11: Austin, TX @ Violet Crown Cinema
11/11: Boston, MA @ Landmark Kendall Square
11/18: Berkeley, CA @ Landmark Shattuck
11/18: Mesa, AZ @ The Royale
11/18: San Francisco, CA @ Landmark Lumiere
11/18: Seattle, WA @ Landmark Varsity
11/25: Minneapolis, MN @ Landmark (Location TBA)
11/25: San Diego, CA @ Landmark Ken
12/02: Philadelphia, PA @ Landmark Ritz @ The Bourse
12/02: Washington, DC @ Landmark E Street
12/09: Denver, CO @ Landmark Chez Artiste
July 29, 1983, Ken Cinema: First Known “Shadowcast” Fan Participation at a screening of Phantom of the Paradise... http://www.sandiegoreader.com/weblogs...
"Field Of Screens" -- Cover story 7-6-06: Complete theater-by-theater history of San Diego drive-ins thru the years, including interviews with operators and attendees, dozens of rare and unpublished photos, vintage local theater ads, and more. http://www.sandiegoreader.com/weblogs...
"Before It Was The Gaslamp: Balboa's Last Stand" -- Cover story 6-21-07: In the late 70s/early 80s, I worked at downtown San Diego's grindhouse all-night movie theaters. This detailed feature recalls those dayz, the death of the Balboa Theatre, etc., including interviews with operators, vintage local movie ads, and more. http://www.sandiegoreader.com/weblogs...
"Pussycat Theaters: When 'Cathouses Ruled California" -- for the first time, the inside story of the west coast Pussycat Theater chain of adult moviehouses, which peaked in the '70s but later died out. Company head Vince Miranda owned and lived part time at the Hotel San Diego, operating several other local theaters downtown and in Oceanside, Escondido, etc. Told by those who actually ran the theaters, with a complete theater-by-theater encyclopedia covering every Pussycat that ever screened in CA -- http://www.sandiegoreader.com/weblogs...