Desolation Center

January 18th - 22nd

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Sat, Jan 18 to Wed, Jan 22
 
Director: Stuart Swezey
 
2018 / 94 min. / DCP
 
 

Desolation Center is the previously untold story of a series of Reagan-era guerrilla music and art performance happenings in Southern California that are recognized to have paved the way for Burning Man, Lollapalooza, and Coachella, collective experiences that have become crucial parts of alternative culture in the 21st century. The feature documentary splices interviews and rare performance footage of Sonic Youth, Minutemen, Meat Puppets, Swans, Redd Kross, Einstürzende Neubauten, Survival Research Laboratories, Savage Republic, and more, documenting a time when pushing the boundaries of music, art, and performance felt like an unspoken obligation.

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