Doc & Talk: Desolation Center

Program Type:

Movies, Older Adults

Ideal Ages:

17 and up
Registration for this event is no longer open.

Program Description

Event Details

Join us for a documentary and discussion series. Each film selection will be available for streaming on kanopy.com. View the film at your leisure anytime leading up to the online video discussion Thursday 11/18 at 7:00pm. Participants will receive a video link to their registered email address the day of the event, web video camera necessary for participation

This week is 20019's Desolation Center

DESOLATION CENTER is the previously untold story of a series of early 80s guerrilla music and art performance happenings in Southern California that are recognized to have inspired Burning Man, Lollapalooza and Coachella, collective experiences that have become key elements of popular culture in the 21st century. The feature documentary splices interviews and rare performance footage of Sonic Youth, Minutemen, Meat Puppets, Swans, Redd Kross, Einsturzende Neubauten, Survival Research Laboratories, Savage Republic and more, documenting a time when pushing the boundaries of music, art, and performance felt almost like an unspoken obligation. Directed by Stuart Swezey, the creator and principal organizer of these unique events, DESOLATION CENTER demonstrates how the risky, and at times even reckless, actions of a few outsiders can unintentionally lead to seismic cultural shifts. Combining Swezey's exclusive access to never-before-seen archival video, live audio recordings, and stills woven together with new cinematically shot interviews, verite footage and animated sequences, DESOLATION CENTER captures the spirit of the turbulent times from which these events emerged.

Watch the film here:

https://denverlibrary.kanopy.com/video/desolation-center

 

 

 

Sign language interpreters and real-time captioning via CART are available upon request with notice of three business days to SignLanguageServices@denvergov.org or 720-913-8487. For other public accommodation requests or concerns related to a disability: DisabilityAccess@denvergov.org.

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