Desolation Center

2020 • 94 minutes
4 reviews
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Desolation Center is the previously untold story of a series of early 80s guerrilla music and art performance happenings in Southern California that are recognized to have inspired Burning Man, Lollapalooza and Coachella, collective experiences that have become key elements of popular culture in the 21st century. The feature documentary splices interviews and rare performance footage of Sonic Youth, Minutemen, Meat Puppets, Swans, Redd Kross, Einstürzende Neubauten, Survival Research Laboratories, Savage Republic and more, documenting a time when pushing the boundaries of music, art, and performance felt almost like an unspoken obligation.
4 reviews
Opal Essence
September 17, 2020
This is truly important documentation of a very radical period with people operating with freedom. The music, the photographs and the interviews make this so special. These pioneers kicked off freedom in a way that is super needed today.
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