The 40th Anniversary of the infamous Last Pogo concert.
Join us on December 1 at the Revue Cinema for a rare big-screening showing of the epic documentary on Toronto punk circa 1976 - 1978, The Last Pogo Jumps Again.
The Last Pogo Jumps Again studies the evolution of Toronto from small town to big city and it’s pop/counter-culture lifestyle during the early and mid-70’s. It centers around the first wave of Toronto Punk Rock and New Wave music, from the Ramones playing The New Yorker Theatre in ’76 through the police shutting down Teenage Head and causing a riot at The Horseshoe Tavern’s infamous “The Last Pogo” concert in December 1978.
London had The Sex Pistols, New York had the Ramones, but Toronto had a punk movement all it’s own. In the end, the Toronto landscape by the late ‘70’s was forever changed with the infusion of the DIY/Punk/Alternative culture(s) movement. Six years in the making, The Last Pogo Jumps Again successfully explores the whys and wherefores of what was arguably one of the most exciting but misunderstood movements in Toronto’s history.
“Documentaries don’t come more hard-core than The Last Pogo Jumps Again. 4/5.” — NORM WILNER, Now Magazine
“The best documentary of a scene I’ve seen to date.” JON WURSTER, Superchunk, Mountain Goats, The Best Show
“The best punk roc doc I’ve seen.” NARDWUAR THE HUMAN SERVIETTE
“…something of a major find: not only does it restore this period and its players to something like rightful status in civic history, it reiterates just how explosive the movement was and how f*#ked it is that it’s been forgotten…a scene that was intense, fleeting, vibrant, crazy and more than a little bruising.” – GEOFF PEVERE, GLOBE & MAIL
“.. a must-see.” -AUX TV
“…a history of Toronto’s role in the snottiest of musical movements” -TORONTO STAR
“The amount of information presented is nothing short of staggering… the editing is spectacular…infinitely quotable and thought-provoking, as well as frequently hilarious and distressing. It’s all killer, no filler.” -POPSHIFTER
“…exhaustive and woefully overdue” -GLOBE & MAIL
“…one heck of a past.” — PETER HOWELL, Toronto Star
The 3 hr 20 minute doc (plus intermission) starts at 9:30. Advance tickets on sale at https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/the-last-pogo-jumps-again-40th-anniversary-of-the-last-pogo-tickets-52095879177