When most people think of the birthplace of punk, cities like London, New York City and Detroit come to mind. Washington D.C. is hardly on the tip of anyone’s tongue. In fact, D.C. would be lucky to make a shortlist of most people’s five most influential punk cities. Still, filmmaker Scott Crawford (and founder of HARP Magazine) makes a convincing case that the insular Washington D.C. punk scene of the 1980′s merits a place alongside those other punk institutions with noteworthy alumni like Fugazi, Minor Threat and Bad Brains. By the looks of it, the narrative looks highly entertaining with the premise that D.C. has never really had a blue collar working class, yet punk music provided an outlet within the very boundaries of a completely government-based city.
After a successful Kickstarter campaign, the movie is set for a Q3 2013 release.