Bloodied but Unbowed

Canada 2011. Dir: Susanne Tabata. 75 min. Blu-ray Disc

III. Cult Classics
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D.O.A. Pointed Sticks. Young Canadians. Modernettes. Braineaters. Dishrags. Subhumans. It was anarchy in the U.K., the U.S., and B.C. in the late 1970s, as major punk-rock scenes exploded in London, New York, Los Angeles, and Vancouver. The local scene has even become a defining cultural moment in Vancouver’s sense of itself. Susanne Tabata’s fast-paced chronicle of those rebellious times is a treat, combining great archival footage, loads of music, and interviews with key participants. “A loving — and long overdue — look at one of the most fertile scenes in North American music history... What makes Bloodied but Unbowed more than ancient history is the legacy that Vancouver’s first-wave punks left. They laid the foundation for a Vancouver music scene that has since given the world the likes of the New Pornographers, Black Mountain, and Japandroids” (Mike Usinger, Georgia Straight).

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Guest in attendance: Susanne Tabata

Introduced by Phil Smith, a Vancouver based writer/performer and a Lecturer at Emily Carr University, where he teaches Humanities, English, and Media History