Punks Don’t Go Home for Thanksgiving

November 17 to November 30

“There’s nothing behind it—it’s a punk gesture”—so says Linda Manz’s Cebe in Dennis Hopper’s Out of the Blue, either describing the safety pin through her cheek or the fuse that she’s just lit. Accompanying Metrograph’s run of the restored Out of the Blue, here are a program of films from around the world offering different interpretations of what, exactly, constitutes a punk gesture or, for that matter, a punk cinema. Is it No Future nihilism? The opportunity for kids to make their own fun without consideration of any profit margin? Foppish fashion plate posing? Stoopid, stripped down rock n’ roll? There are many possible answers, but one thing’s for sure: Punks Don’t Go Home for Thanksgiving.

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