1991: The Year Punk Broke // 30th Anniversary Screening

This Film Should Be Played Loud
  • four people standing in front of a fencefour people standing in front of a fence
  • three people sitting at a tablethree people sitting at a table


Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema Thu, Oct 13 7:00 PM
Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema Mon, Oct 17 7:00 PM
Film Info
Country Listing:USA
Cast/Crew Info
Director(s):Dave Markey


This year marks the 30th anniversary of 1991: The Year Punk Broke, a pivotal film following alternative music pioneers Sonic Youth during their 1991 European festival tour. The film is an essential historical snapshot that documents their headline tour as they introduced a new breed of bands who were on the verge of taking on the world and forever changing the course of music. 1991 is filled with rare footage of up-and-coming musicians, including a pre-fame Kurt Cobain. This essential chronicle of the Gen X heyday also features live performances by Dinosaur Jr, Babes in Toyland, The Ramones and Gumball. Rock out!

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