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The Godfathers of Hardcore (2017)

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Follows the two of the most respected men in underground music, Roger Miret and Vinnie Stigma of the band Agnostic Front.


Ian McFarland
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Credited cast:
Roger Miret ... Himself
Vinnie Stigma ... Himself
Agnostic Front ... Themselves
Mike Gallo ... Himself - Agnostic Front
Pokey Mo ... Himself - Agnostic Front
Craig Silverman ... Himself - Agnostic Front
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ray 'Raybeez' Barbieri Ray 'Raybeez' Barbieri ... Himself (archive footage)
Keith Burkhardt Keith Burkhardt ... Himself (archive footage)
Clark Coderre Clark Coderre ... Squat Punk
Jimmy Colletti Jimmy Colletti ... Himself
Freddy Cricien Freddy Cricien ... Himself - Madball
Joseph Cuz Cammarata Joseph Cuz Cammarata ... Himself
Lenny Di Sclafani Lenny Di Sclafani ... Himself (archive footage)
James Drescher James Drescher ... Himself - Murphy's Law (archive footage) (as Jimmy G)
Christopher Fisher Christopher Fisher ... Squat Punk


Roger Miret and Vinnie Stigma are lynch pins of New York Hardcore (NYHC), and their band Agnostic Front played a key role in defining, shaping and establishing the cultural code of conduct for the still-thriving movement. Film and Music Video Director Ian McFarland (Rungs in a Ladder: Jacob Bannon, The Outlaw: Dan Hardy, The Problem Solver:Joe Lauzon, Meshuggah, Killswitch Engage, Fear Factory, Agnostic Front) is crafting an intimate portrait of the two industry leaders, two of the most respected individuals in the 35-year history of hardcore punk music. In addition to inspiring and nurturing multiple generations of bands that followed their lead, Miret and Stigma have remained close friends through great adversity that sometimes threatened their very existence.

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Release Date:

11 November 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Agnostic Front: The Godfathers of Hardcore See more »

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McFarland & Pecci See more »
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Written by Roger Miret and Vinnie Stigma
Performed by Agnostic Front
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This will be looked back decades later as one of the great rock documentaries...
6 September 2018 | by thisshowsuckspodcastSee all my reviews

With the plethora of music documentaries that have come out in the last few decades, few work on the level of an actual movie. The Godfathers of Hardcore, you can tell is a labor of love from director Ian McFarland. It has all the hallmarks of a great movie... It's beautifully shot, it has real life characters that have totally different personalities yet are both engaging and important to each other. This movie takes you on a journey that will make you laugh and cry and feel happy at the end. Vinnie Stigma could have easily been a lead character in a Scorsese film and stolen the show.... But he's the real deal. He embodies New York City and it's Hardcore Punk Scene. You feel his sadness for a city that is being sold out to the wealthy and elite. It doesn't matter if you're a fan of Punk or Hardcore or Agnostic Front.. if you're a fan of great documentaries, watch this!!!!

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