In the high energy, Slamdance favorite, Los Punks: We Are All We Have the underground punk rock backyard scene in Los Angeles pops off the screen. Punk rock is thriving in the backyards of South Central and East Los Angeles. A cobbled-together family of predominantly Latino teens and young adults comprise the scene: bands, fans, production, marketing, and security interwoven into a sub-culture of thrash and noise and pits. The sense of belonging is palpable, emotional bonds fostered among good families and those broken, poverty and wealth, adolescence and maturity, with the music emanating a magnetic chorus for all to sing together. Los Punks: We Are All We Have is a documentary feature film honestly and sincerely portraying this vibrant, “DIY” community. Photographer and filmmaker, Director Angela Boatwright talks about her experiences and impressions of a thriving, vibrant underground music scene that is hiding in plain sight.
Los Punks: We Are All We Have will be released on iTunes on Friday, May 27.
“A bracing look at a thriving underground of punk bands and backyard-party concerts.” – Dennis Harvey, Variety
“A phenomenon that demands respect whether you like the music or not.”
– John DeFore, The Hollywood Reporter
“Superbly crafted. Every aspect of the film plays together like a symphony.” – Joshua Brusting, CriterionCast
“The best film of Slamdance 2016 that I’ve seen is Angela Boatwright’s ‘Los Punks: We Are All We Have’” – Brian Tallerico, RogerEbert.com
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