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Rock and a Hard Place: Another Night at the Agora (2008)

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In the late nineteen-seventies and early eighties South Florida, like many parts of the U.S., saw the birth of an explosive original rock scene. It was a time when music was reinventing ... See full summary »

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In the late nineteen-seventies and early eighties South Florida, like many parts of the U.S., saw the birth of an explosive original rock scene. It was a time when music was reinventing itself to appeal to a younger, more discriminating audience. New Wave, Punk and other experimental genres were finding a ready audience and were changing the shape of music forever. Yet, Miami's influential rock artists were one of the nation's best-kept secrets. Relegated to the southernmost tip of the state, the scene was largely overlooked and eventually forgotten. Until now. On January, 28, 2007, The Kids, Z-Cars, Critical Mass, Charlie Pickett, The Cichlids, Slyder, Tight Squeeze and special guests The Romantics took the stage at Club Cinema in Pompano Beach, Florida to the delight of nearly 3,000 fans that came from around the world to see their favorite bands play together one more time. The event culminated in South Florida's biggest reunion concert. The film chronicles the remarkable true ... Written by Anonymous

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Fascinating Peak Into Lost Music Scene
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My wife and I watched the world premiere at the 2008 Palm Beach International Film Festival. It's well paced & nicely told story that sheds light onto the rock music scene in south Florida from the late 1970's through the mid 1980's (I didn't even know there was one - lol)

  • which ultimately failed due to several factors (including location,


overshadowed by Disco, change in the drinking age). Live performances, interviews, and vintage video are combined to create an entertaining rockumentary. I found it interesting that one person from that music scene who broke out & made it really big on an international scale - Johnny Depp (who played with a band called The Kids) - did so in in a different industry. Another recognizable name in the documentary was lead guitarist Coz Canler of The Romantics fame - again, I had no idea there was a south Florida connection. The film ultimately ends on an upbeat note (no pun intended) & the filmmakers received a well-deserved standing ovation from a sold-out crowd in a large (400 seat) theater.


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