Circle Jerks : My Career as a Jerk

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Circle Jerks: My Career as a Jerk

punk rock hardcore punk

Circle Jerks : My Career as a Jerk

Release Date: September 03, 2012

Year    :   2012
Slogan    :   «»
Genres    :   Documentary
Production Companies    :   We Got Power Films
Director    :   David Markey
Producers    :   David Markey
Writers    :   
RunTime    :   96 mins.
Budget    :   10000

From the beginning, LA punk band the Circle Jerks were rooted in controversy. Formed by ex members of Black Flag and Red Cross (now Redd Kross) in late 1979, the band came to encapsulate the image, sound and energy of California Hardcore Punk. Filmmaker David Markey (1991: The Year Punk Broke, The Slog Movie) mixes in-depth interviews, rare live footage and historical perspective to illustrate the story of one of the most influential bands in the American underground. My Career as a Jerk follows the band from their early days and classic debut to navigating the independent label and touring scene of the 80s to the addictions, fights and injuries that forced their break up. Of course the story doesn't quite end there.


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