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The Slog Movie

Director: David Markey Run Time: 59 min. Format: Digibeta Release Year: 1982

This screening is to commemorate the release of Jim Ruland’s new book, Corporate Rock Sucks: The Rise and Fall of SST Records, which will be available for purchase after the movie.

A fly on the wall look at Southern California’s exploding hardcore punk scene in the early 1980’s. More like a xerox fanzine than a glossy MTV document, The Slog Movie is one of director David Markey’s early films, and is a baby brother to his film ten years later 1991 The Year Punk Broke. Like that film, The Slog Movie puts the viewer right there, in the middle of the madness, leaving them to draw their own conclusions, totally atypical of 99% of most rock docs.

Featuring Circle Jerks, Black Flag, Fear, Red Cross (before they became Redd Kross), TSOL, Sin 34 (Markey’s band), The Cheifs, Circle One, & Symbol 6.