UK | 1981 | 96 minutes
Presented on 35mm!
Neon Dreams transports you back in time to one of the most mind-melting concert experiences ever captured on celluloid. Filmed throughout the summer of 1980 and featuring early performances from future punk rock, new wave, and post-punk legends including The Cramps, Gary Numan, The Go Go’s, Klaus Nomi, Devo, Echo & The Bunnymen, The Police, Joan Jett, Steel Pulse, Oingo Boingo, and so many others—Urgh! A Music War is a rare concert film that feels euphoric, scandalous, and maybe a little dangerous.
Much more than just a collection of live performances, Urgh! is an incomparable experience that is structured as a cohesive narrative and captures an unprecedented time and place in music history that earns its place at the table next to the all-time greats, such as Stop Making Sense and The Last Waltz. Scarcely screened and only available via rare VHS tapes and DVD-on-demand archive discs, do not miss the opportunity to experience this nonstop endorphin rush presented on a stunning 35mm print. And yes, it WILL be played loud. (BRENDAN ROSS)
This screening and others are made possible thanks to our wonderful sponsor Hollywood Suite
Director: Derek Burbidge
Cast: Sting, Andy Summers, Wall of Voodoo, Chelsea, Oingo Boingo
ABOUT THE NEON DREAMS SERIES
Neon Dreams is a Toronto, ON based film series bringing you the best in delightfully surreal neo-noir cinema from the ’70s, ’80s, and beyond. PAST (more…)
Doors Open 30 Minutes Before Showtime.
General Admission: $17
Loyalty Members, Students & Seniors: $14
Individual/Family Members: FREE
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