5 MOVIES SIMILAR TO THE FILTH AND THE FURY
Assembled from unseen archive footage, rare offcuts and masses of hilarious junk-culture detail from the pre-punk ’70s, this inspired collage is as much passionate social history as rockumentary. Intercutting a touching, never-before-seen Sid Vicious interview with contemporary quotes from the surviving Pistols — wittily filmed, like renegade villains, in silhouette — Temple exposes the band’s human side as never before.
1. THE PUNK SINGER
Filmmaker Sini Anderson explores the life and career of punk rocker Kathleen Hanna, the Bikini Kill frontwoman who became a pioneer of the `riot grrrl’ movement of the 1990s.
An overwhelming sense of despair impels a teenager to leave his suburban home and join up with a group of punk rockers.
3. AMERICAN HARDCORE
Filmmaker Paul Rachman recalls the 1980s American punk-rock movement. The retrospective features interviews and performance footage with such bands as Black Flag, Circle Jerks, Bad Brains, Jerry’s Kids, Gang Green, Poison Idea, Flipper and SS Decontrol.
4. 1991: THE YEAR THAT PUNK BROKE
Filmmaker Dave Markey documents life on the road for rock groups Sonic Youth, Nirvana, Dinosaur Jr., Babes in Toyland, Gumball, the Ramones.
5. VALLEY GIRL
Lovely teen Julie Richman (Deborah Foreman) is steeped in the excessive, pink-clad culture of the San Fernando Valley, complete with her narcissistic boyfriend, Tommy (Michael Bowen). At a party, however, Julie falls for an edgy Hollywood punk named Randy (Nicolas Cage), and the two begin an unlikely romance. Torn between fitting in with her superficial friends and embracing a more non-conformist lifestyle, Julie ultimately has to decide to stay with Tommy or take a risk with Randy.