Together with KyivMusicFilm we invite you to celebrate Punk’s 40th birthday and discover the movement’s influence on world culture at our Punk Film Weekend on 2-4 December in Kyiv Cinema.
On 26 November 1976, the Sex Pistols released Anarchy, their first single. A few days later, on 1 December, their guitarist Steve Johns told a TV journalist to get lost. That same day, EMI breaks its contract with the band and the Sex Pistols become famous across the UK. 1 December has since then become eponymous with the birth of Punk, one of the most controversial and influential cultural movements from the past century. Beginning in the UK, Punk reigned the world for a few years and transformed music, film, fashion and design. Our event aims to discover punk pioneers and its heritage.
Punk Weekend will open with Daft Punk Unchained, a film about the cult band Daft Punk, tracking its trajectory from punk misfits to electronic music gurus. The Filth and the Fury features the story of the Sex Pistols and the persona behind the band, Malcom McLaren. The third film of the programme, Anarchy: McLaren Westwood Gang, is another tribute to the provocative impresario, artist and musician. The film will be presented by its director Phil Strongman, who was a former colleague of McLaren. The weekend programme will close with this year’s Cannes hit Gimme Danger by Jim Jarmush. The film follows his friend Iggy Pop and his band, The Stooges, in an attempt to document and understand what punk means in America these days. Click here to find out more about the programme.
Screenings are all in English with Ukrainian subtitles.