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Local Heroes: Farewell, Safari

“Like any cinema, the Safari brought people together to dream in the dark.”

Suburbia 1983 Movie - Film Essay

Penelope Spheeris’ ‘Suburbia’: Not Just a Teenage Wasteland

“‘Suburbia’ is a punk classic not just because it deeply understands and empathizes with its culture – the music, the violence, the clothes, the often-jarring lack of political sophistication – but because it understands something important about punk’s place in society at large…”

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The Western Enters the 70s – Part 4: The Iconoclast’s Dilemma

“Faced with the death of its utopian hopes, the remnants of America’s counterculture split into two tendencies: the pastoral and the criminal. Its despondency was turned inwards and outwards; one side sought to build alternative structures in line with a higher authority, while the other strove to rearrange the wreckage of the existing order.”

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