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02 – 10 August 2019
Edition XVIII

02 – 10 August 2019
Edition XVIII

:DESOLATION CENTER

Schedule: 09 August, 22:00, Kino Kalaja | 10 August, 20:00, Dream Cinema

:DESOLATION CENTER

USA, 2018, 95 min

The untold story of a series of Reagan-era anarchic punk rock desert happenings that still reverberate throughout our culture and are recognized as the inspiration for Burning Man, Lollapalooza, and Coachella with interviews and rare footage of Sonic Youth, Minutemen, Meat Puppets and more.

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Stuart Swezey began his creative career organizing the Desolation Center events in the desert and at sea that featured music groups such as the Minutemen, Einstürzende Neubauten, Sonic Youth, and Meat Puppets among others. He is a founder of Amok Books—the influential extreme information sourcebook, cult L.A. bookstore, and publishing house. Swezey produced the acclaimed feature documentary Better Living Through Circuitry about rave and DJ culture that was released in theaters nationwide and aired on Showtime, the Sundance Channel and BBC Channel 4.
CPH:DOX 2018. Sheffield Doc/Fest 2018. IndieLisboa 2018. DOXA DFF 2018.
Stuart Swezey
6518 Short Way
Los Angeles, CA 90042
United States
323-219-0363
stuart@muprods.com
09 August, 22:00, Kino Kalaja 10 August, 20:00, Dream Cinema
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