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The untold story of a series of Reagan-era anarchic punk rock desert happenings that still reverberate throughout our culture.

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All Critics (17) | Top Critics (3) | Fresh (17)

  • Swezey's film confirms that his scene's flame is still burning.

    October 24, 2019 | Full Review…
  • Desolation Center illuminates a short-lived but absolutely momentous time when the Mojave beckoned, free of charge and front-loaded with anarchic artistic overload.

    September 19, 2019 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
  • What is most impressive about this doc is that there is footage of [the entire event].

    September 16, 2019 | Full Review…
  • Swezey's film is a historical record of this short-lived time and this singularly L.A. scene.

    September 13, 2019 | Full Review…
  • Offers a fascinating glimpse at the emergence of a phenomenon that was, back then, simultaneously modest and radical, and that has now, in the era of #Beychella, become a part of mainstream culture.

    May 3, 2018 | Full Review…
  • If Swezey's shows created a blueprint for Burning Man and Coachella to perfect after the Sonic Youth-led grunge assault turned indie losers into commercial contenders, his film celebrates less hard-headed times.

    September 12, 2020 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

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