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THE CITY'S IN FLAME! Film and Video at Toronto Public Library
This exciting program of archival gems and rarely seen work explores a mix of music and queer themes, drawing some kind of through-line that began in the gay roots of art/punk rock and burst outward from there.
Curated by musician/photographer Don Pyle, The Citys In Flame will bring together footage so obscenely scarce that the censors are going to be up in arms. The Dishes! The Government! Latino hardcore! Viletones! Fifth Column! GB Jones! Will Munro! And 10CC?! - all will gather to present a vision of utopia passed and future possibility.
The program will be projected from video and film.
All of the filmmakers will be in attendance to speak briefly with Pyle about the work shown.
The City's In Flame! includes:
The Troublemakers 1990 20:00
directed by GB Jones
Im Not In Love 2011 4:30
directed by Wrik Mead
An Afternoon at New Rose with the Viletones 1978 16:00
directed by Suzanne Naughton
How Many Fingers? 1981 8:30
directed by Andrew J. Paterson/Alan Fox
Fifth Column at The Funnel 1982 7:00 / The Dishes 1977 3:30
directed by John Porter
Beyond The Screams: A U.S. Latino Hardcore Punk Documentary 1999 28:00
directed by Martin Sorrondeguy Canadian premiere
Will Munros Dirty Load 2007 7:00
directed by Matt Thomas
The Dishes live 1977 10:00
from TV Ontarios Night Music
This event is free and wheelchair accessible