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Edge (2009)

Not Rated | | Documentary | 3 October 2009 (USA)
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The most widely associated perception of Straight Edge involves abstinence from alcohol, tobacco, other drugs and promiscuous sex. Since it's origin in the early 1980's these beliefs have ... See full summary »
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Credited cast:
Karl Buechner Karl Buechner
Ray Cappo Ray Cappo
Taylor Clements Taylor Clements
Pat Flynn Pat Flynn
Bull Gervasi Bull Gervasi
Ross Haenfler Ross Haenfler
Eva Hall Eva Hall
Have Heart Have Heart ... Themselves
Ian MacKaye Ian MacKaye
Kent McClard Kent McClard
Priyesh Patel Priyesh Patel
Russ Rankin Russ Rankin
Peter Young Peter Young ... Himself
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The most widely associated perception of Straight Edge involves abstinence from alcohol, tobacco, other drugs and promiscuous sex. Since it's origin in the early 1980's these beliefs have spread all over the world, connected through the Punk and Hardcore music scenes. Through interviews with musicians that directly shaped the idea of Straight Edge from its inception until today, EDGE reveals that the abstinence from drugs was established as a youth counter culture rejecting a society dominated by substance abuse and hegemony. Ian MacKaye (Minor Threat, Fugazi), Ray Cappo (Youth of Today, Shelter) and Karl Buechner (Earth Crisis, Freya) give witness to their perception of the history of Straight Edge, why it was so important to them and what it changed in their personal and professional careers. But they also address problems like violence, sexism and intolerance that emerged within Straight Edge, and how it changed the 'scene' as well as its public image. Furthermore, EDGE explores ... Written by Marc Pierschel

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Perspectives on drug free culture

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Documentary

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Not Rated
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Country:

Germany

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 October 2009 (USA) See more »

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USA

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€7,500 (estimated)
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1.78 : 1
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McClard, Kent: I had a lot better things to do than waste my time, getting messed up.
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