Trailer Watch: Lost Rockers

American Hardcore directors Paul Rachman and Steven Blush are back with Lost Rockers, a documentary on great rock ‘n roll performers who have been buried beneath the sands of time. They include Chris Robison, Gloria Jones, David Peel, Bobby Jameson, Evie Sands, Cherry Vanilla, and Gass Wild and Johnny Hodge of the Lightning Raiders. Rachman and Blush have just released this new teaser, and you can read more about the film at its website.
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Temple Shooter's Hate Band Ranted Against Greed, Corruption

Temple Shooter's Hate Band Ranted Against Greed, Corruption
The connections between mass media and mass murder are often tenuous -- commentators were reluctant, for example, to indict the "Dark Knight" movie trilogy for the horrific shootings at Aurora, Colo., three weeks ago.

But it's harder to dismiss the revelation that Wade Michael Page, the man shot to death by police after a shooting spree that killed six worshipers in a Sikh Temple in Wisconsin on Sunday, belonged to a hardcore skinhead band called End Apathy.

Why? Because according to Tj Lindley, who was an active skinhead for 15 years before defecting and writing a book about his experiences, bands like End Apathy often have direct connections with the white supremacy movement.

"If you're in a white supremacy band, you are extremely active. You do not get involved in a band and doing stuff like that unless you are completely 100-percent dedicated to the movement," Lindley said.

Lindley explained that
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Rediscovering Lost Rockers

American Hardcore filmmakers Paul Rachman and Steven Blush have a new project: Lost Rockers, a documentary "about great musicians overlooked by pop culture." From the project's Kickstarter page: Lost Rockers... offers insight into what it takes to “make it,” and why so many of equal talent to famous stars fall through the cracks. The film tells the life stories of these forgotten artists — of different eras, genres, creeds and orientations — from their doomed paths to fame to their ultimate redemption. You’ll experience amazing music you can’t believe you never heard. Lost Rockers has only just begun. We’ve shot our first four interviews (Gloria Jones, Jake Holmes, David Peel and Dr. israel) with many more to come, including famous rock...
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SPC rocks 'Hardcore' punk docu

SPC rocks 'Hardcore' punk docu
NEW YORK -- Sony Pictures Classics will be slam dancing its way into theaters this fall after nabbing rights to Paul Rachman's documentary American Hardcore, which chronicles the American hardcore punk movement from 1980-86. The company acquired North American, Mexican, Australian, New Zealand and German rights from Films Transit International for the recent Sundance Film Festival hit. The film features loud performances from dozens of bands, including Black Flag, Bad Brains, Jerry's Kids, Suicidal Tendencies and Wasted Youth. Written by Steven Blush and inspired by his book American Hardcore: A Tribal History, the AMC Prods. film traces the rise and fall of the musical genre and its disaffected young followers.

Sundance: Park City @ Midnight

  • This year is covering the 2006 edition of the Sundance Film Festival Live from Park City, Utah. We’ll be on hand to cover the festival, and while we won’t be able to cover everything from A to Z: here is a comprehensive beforehand look at the selections in each of the festival’s sections. (Note: To access individual preview pages, simply click on the links below) January 19th to the 28th, 2006Counting Down: updateCountdownClock('January 19, 2006'); "American Hardcore (2006)American Hardcore
[/link]"/U.S. (Director: Paul Rauchman; screenwriter: Steven Blush) -- Inspired by Steven Blush's book "American Hardcore: A Tribal History," Paul Rachman's feature documentary debut is a chronicle of the underground hard-core punk years from 1979-86. World premiere "Awesome, I Fuckin' Shot That!"/U.S. (Director: Nathanial Hornblower) -- On Oct. 9, 2004, the Beastie Boys handed out 50 Hi 8 cameras to audience members at their sold-out performance in New York's Madison Square Garden.
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