DESOLATION CENTER will be screening in New York 26th February & Brighton, UK 25th March 2020.
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, Einstürzende 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.
DESOLATION CENTER will celebrate its New York premiere 26th February 2020.
NYC premiere at the IFC Center 26 February 2020, with Sonic Youth's Lee Ranaldo & Steve Shelley and director Stuart Swezey Q&A.
Tickets at www.ifccenter.com/films/desolation-center