Suburbia (1983)

Friday, June 21
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1hr 34mins // directed by:Penelope Spheeris // featuring:Chris Pedersen, Bill Coyne, Jennifer Clay // 35mm

Director Penelope Spheeris’s study of the Los Angeles punk scene in the early 1980s.

Evan and his younger brother leave their broken home in an attempt to escape their alcoholic mother. They fall in with "The Rejected" (aka T.R.), a group of punks who live as squatters in an abandoned shack by the side of the highway. With T.R., the boys find a new family. But their new family will be tested when they become the target of "Citizens Against Crime," a group of unhappy suburbanites. 

Featuring live performances by T.S.O.L., The Vandals, and D.I., Suburbia "combines intelligent social comment with the conventions of the teens-in-revolt . . . to gripping effect," (Time Out).