Kill Your Idols
Director: Scott Crary Run Time: 80 min. Format: Digital Rating: NR
Release Year: 2004
Starring: Eric Copeland, Glenn Branca, Karen O, Ron Albertson, Thurston Moore
Nitehawk and Noisey present two special midnite screenings of KILL YOUR IDOLS with post screening Q&A with director Scott Crary. Also expected to attend: members of Teenage Jesus & The Jerks, Liars, Foetus, SWANS, Black Dice, Flux Information Sciences and other surprise guests
Scott Crary’s documentary Kill Your Idols is a sweeping look at New York’s No wave and art punk movements, and starts in the 1970s with acts like Suicide and DNA and goes all the way up to the early 2000’s with young acts like Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Liars and Black Dice. Through clever editing, Crary tells the story of this difficult (for some!) style with clarity and wit, and features interviews from members of Sonic Youth, Teenage Jesus and the Jerks, Swans, Gogol Bordello and more. No Wave bands have the best names, don’t they?