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Turn It Around: The Story of East Bay Punk (2017)

Turn It Around: The Story of East Bay Punk (2017)

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Turn It Around: The Story of East Bay Punk explores Northern California's pivotal role in evolution of punk rock - the loud, intense and anti-authoritarian philosophy of music and politics that arose in the late 1970s. Early San Francisco Bay Area punk pioneers like Dead Kennedys, Avengers and Flipper as well as the Maximum Rocknroll fanzine helped take the punk underground global.

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All Critics (15) | Top Critics (5)

Has value to all connoisseurs of punk culture, who will recognize the trials faced by a community attempting to put high-minded values into action.

July 28, 2017 | Full Review…

You don't have to be a Green Day fan to find this movie interesting, but you'll definitely be more inherently invested in it if you are.

July 28, 2017 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…

While zine-style animated sequences and VHS taped interviews enliven the pace, the documentary is burdened by too much minutiae. Not every scar earned at a concert deserves to be immortalized in a documentary.

July 27, 2017 | Full Review…

Channels and sustains the energy of restless youth while communicating the distinctive qualities of a community that carried collectivist 1960s ideals into a new generation, even as it rejected any vestige of their hippie parents' music.

June 2, 2017 | Full Review…

If you were there with them, in the clubs, you might have a good time with this movie. But for everyone else, this is a party you can skip.

May 31, 2017 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

The film's real triumph is that it tells a cohesive story out of so many jagged parts, and does it with an energy that was reflective of that special moment in time.

August 13, 2017 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…

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