On the edge of the 30th anniversary of punk rock, Punk's Not Dead takes you into the sweaty underground clubs, backyard parties, recording studios, and yes, shopping malls and stadium shows... See full summary »

Director:

Reviews
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Punk: Attitude (TV Movie 2005)
Documentary | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

A documentary on the music, performers, attitude and distinctive look that made up punk rock.

Director: Don Letts
Stars: K.K. Barrett, Roberta Bayley, Jello Biafra
Documentary | History | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

The History of American Punk Rock 1980-1986

Director: Paul Rachman
Stars: Greg Ginn, Ian MacKaye, Lucky Lehrer
Documentary | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

A documentary on punk rock.

Directors: Adam Small, Peter Stuart
Stars: M. Otis Beard, Dennis Danell, Brent Liles
Documentary | Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

What happens when a generation's ultimate anti-authoritarians -- punk rockers-- become society's ultimate authorities -- dads? With a large chorus of Punk Rock's leading men - Blink-182's ... See full summary »

Director: Andrea Blaugrund Nevins
Stars: Tony Adolescent, Art Alexakis, Tony Cadena
Documentary | Biography | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

The story of the punk rock band The Ramones.

Directors: Jim Fields, Michael Gramaglia
Stars: Rick Rubin, Tommy Ramone, Dee Dee Ramone
Rude Boy (1980)
Drama | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

A young British punk and roadie for The Clash navigates life in socially torn 1970s England.

Directors: Jack Hazan, David Mingay
Stars: Dave Armstrong, Barry Baker, Terry Barry
Documentary | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

A career retrospective of British punk band The Clash, featuring exclusive interviews with the entire band.

Director: Don Letts
Stars: Terry Chimes, Terence Dackombe, Topper Headon
NOFX Backstage Passport (TV Series 2008)
Documentary | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9/10 X  

This is a must see for all rock n roll lovers, you don't have to like their music because the figures are so good and funny. They are a punk rolling stones band on the run for more than 20 years and they are having fun and a lots of fun.

Comedy | Music | Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

A rather incoherent post-breakup Sex Pistols "documentary", told from the point of view of Pistols manager Malcolm McLaren, whose (arguable) position is that the Sex Pistols in particular ... See full summary »

Director: Julien Temple
Stars: Malcolm McLaren, Sid Vicious, Steve Jones
Documentary | History | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

David Markey's documentary of life on the road with Sonic Youth and Nirvana during their tour of Europe in late 1991. Also featuring live performances by Dinosaur Jr, Babes In Toyland, The ... See full summary »

Director: David Markey
Stars: Sonic Youth, Kim Gordon, Lee Ranaldo
Documentary | Biography | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

A film about the career of the notorious punk rock band, the Sex Pistols.

Director: Julien Temple
Stars: Paul Cook, Steve Jones, John Lydon
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

A group of crotchety codgers attempt to revive the punk-rock band they all played in 17 years earlier in "Punk Is Not Dead," from Macedonian scribe-helmer

Director: Vladimir Blazevski
Stars: Jordan Simonov, Kamka Tocinovski, Toni Mihajlovski
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Craig Aaronson ...
Himself - Warner Brothers Records
Colin Abrahall ...
Himself - GBH
Adri ...
Himself - The Voids
Lorraine Ali ...
Herself - Music Editor, Newsweek
Quinn Allman ...
Himself - The Used
Animal ...
Himself - Anti-Nowhere League
...
Himself - Green Day
...
Himself - Rancid / Operation Ivy
Brian Baker ...
Himself - Minor Threat, Bad Religion
Dave Baksh ...
Himself - Sum 41
Brian Barnes ...
Himself - U.K. Subs
Jay Bentley ...
Himself - Bad Religion
Jello Biafra ...
Himself - Dead Kennedys
Joey Bondage ...
Himself - Narcoleptic Youth
Bora ...
Themselves
Edit

Storyline

On the edge of the 30th anniversary of punk rock, Punk's Not Dead takes you into the sweaty underground clubs, backyard parties, recording studios, and yes, shopping malls and stadium shows where punk rock music and culture continue to thrive. Thirty years after bands like the Ramones and the Sex Pistols infamously shocked the system with their hard, fast, status-quo-killing rock, the longest-running punk band in history is drawing bigger crowds than ever, "pop-punk" bands have found success on MTV, and kids too young to drive are forming bands that carry the torch for punk's raw, immediate sound. Meanwhile, "punk" has become a marketing concept to sell everything from cars to vodka, and dyed hair and piercings mark a rite of passage for thousands of kids. Can the true, nonconformist punk spirit still exist in today's corporatized culture? Featuring interviews, performances, and behind-the-scenes journeys with the bands, labels, fans, and press who keep punk alive, Punk's Not Dead ... Written by Anonymous

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Documentary | Music

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

1 September 2007 (Japan)  »

Also Known As:

To punk zei  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Connections

Features Reality Check TV (1991) See more »

Soundtracks

Turncoat
Written by Justin Sane
Performed by Anti-Flag (as Anti Flag)
Courtesy of Fat Wreck Chords
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
An Inside Look at How Punk Has Survived... and Evolved
7 November 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

What makes punk "punk"? Why have so many bands stayed together for more than 20 years? Where did punk "go" before its mid-'90s resurgence? How do legends like The Sex Pistols and The Damned feel about pop-punk powerhouses like My Chemical Romance and Good Charlotte? These questions of identity and community are what fuels this somewhat long, somewhat unfocused but ultimately compelling and informative film.

Director Susan Dynner grew up in DC and caught her first Minor Threat show when she was 15. She's watched Redskins games with Ian MacKaye, helped hand-pack records at the Dischord offices, and even today provides a crash pad for the U.K. Subs and Subhuman during their lengthy US tours.

From Dynner's vantage point within the punk scene, she was able to interview dozens of bands, promoters and critics, tour with acts from The Addicts to Sum 41, and compile a litany of anecdotes and sound bites, all over the course of 3 years. The result is a multifaceted document of where punk has been and, perhaps most importantly, WHY it will keep going.


9 of 12 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Best Punk Album? dharakharn-imdb
funniest punk songs milkshake3k
Best Punk Singers Punkrokir
Emo thosekidssuck
The Clash are overrated Punkrokir
Pogoing, Skanking or Moshing? dharakharn-imdb
Discuss Punk's Not Dead (2007) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?