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A season of Punk Films to screen at QUAD - Derby

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02 May 2024

QUAD are delighted to announce a season of films by, about and for punks which are screening in May and June.

The QUAD Save The Queen season, has been programmed to accompany the exhibition Jubilee City – Derby Punk In The 1970s, which is currently showing at QUAD as part of FORMAT24.

The films have been selected and programmed by QUAD’s Film & Marketing Officer Peter Munford who says: “Punk was not just a phenomenon on radio, record and in concert halls. It also quickly made the leap to the silver screen. I’m excited to be able to present some classic films which I think represent the spirit of punk in cinema”.

Films screening included in the QUAD Save The Queen season are as follows

Repo Man (18) 1984 USA Dir: Alex Cox

Screening Friday 24 May 8:45pm and & Tuesday 28 May 6:00 pm (with Introduction from Peter Munford).

A sci-fi punk mash-up in which a teenage punk comes up against some of L.A.s finest weirdos when he takes a job as a car repossessor.

We Are The Best! (15) 2013 Sweden Dir: Lukas Moodysson

Screening Saturday 1 June 8:45pm & Wednesday 5 June 6:00pm

In early 80s Stockholm, two 13 year old girls form a band and are not going to let the fact that they have only written one song or adults’ insistence that punk is dead stop them living out their punk dreams.

Green Room (18) 2015 USA Dir: Jeremy Saulnier

Screening Friday 7 June 8:45pm & Wednesday 12 June 6:00pm

A punk band books a gig at a remote bar without realising that the bar’s staff and clientele are violent skinheads. When the band witness a backstage crime, they are soon pitted against violent extreme-right criminals.

Liquid Sky (18) 1982 USA Dir: Slava Tsukerman

Screening Friday 14 June 8:45pm (with introduction from cult film historian Darrell Buxton) & Tuesday 18 June 6:00pm

A fashion model unwittingly becomes a host for aliens which are on the hunt for hard drugs in a gender-bending sci-fi tale set against the backdrop of New York’s early 80s music scene.

Out Of The Blue (15) 1980 USA Dir: Dennis Hopper

Screening Saturday 22 June 8:45pm & Wednesday 26 June 6:00pm (with introduction from cult film historian Darrell Buxton)

Sex Pistols obsessed 15-year-old Cebe (Linda Manz) yearns to escape the backwater town she lives in with her junkie mother. When her father (Dennis Hopper) returns home from jail the family enters a deeply destructive spiral.

Nightclubbing: The Birth Of Punk Rock in NYC (15) 2022 USA Dir: Danny Garcia

+ Sid: The Final Curtain 2022 USA Dir: Danny Garcia

Screening Friday 28 June 8:45pm & 2 July 6:00pm

A documentary on Max’s Kansas City, the New York nightclub which birthed the punk movement in the USA, plus a short film detailing Sid Vicious’s final live shows which took place at Max’s in September 1978.

Individual tickets to each film screening are available at QUAD’s normal ticket prices (£10.00 standard, £7.50 concessions, £5.00 for ages 16 – 25.) Each ticket is subject to a £1 transaction fee with the exception of those with a paid QUAD membership.

For more information on these screenings at QUAD or to book tickets, see  https://www.derbyquad.co.uk/quadsavethequeen/ or call QUAD Box Office on 01332 290606.  

The exhibition Jubilee City – Derby Punk In The 1970s is curated by and will draw upon the archive of artist Aaron Williamson, whilst also incorporating ephemera and documents arising from a call-out to individuals who were active on Derby’s punk scene between 1976 – 1979. The exhibition is open between 12pm and 6pm each day until 30 June and is free to view.

ENDS

Notes to Editors

QUAD is Derby’s central hub for art and film, a mixed arts venue based on the Market Place. QUAD is the city’s cultural hub with a three-screen cinema, an art gallery showing the best in contemporary visual arts, digital workshop spaces plus an award-winning Café bar. QUAD has been at the heart of Derby’s cultural scene since it opened in September in 2008 and is internationally recognised for providing quality and excellence in the Arts. QUAD delivers an exciting, innovative and diverse programme which is popular with visitors of all ages, with a reputation in Photography, digital innovation & family friendly events. The venue organises FORMAT International Photography Festival and Derby Film Festival. QUAD is a partnership between Derby City Council and Arts Council England. QUAD is open daily from 10am, for more information please visit: www.derbyquad.co.uk  http://twitter.com/derbyquad.

For further information please contact press office (press@derbyquad.co.uk) or Marketing & Business Development Manager Beth Towe (betht@derbyquad.co.uk / 01332 285422)

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