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PRESS QUOTES for "KILL YOUR IDOLS":
-"KILL YOUR IDOLS thrills!" - THE VILLAGE VOICE
-"****--Compelling stuff. Thrillingly scratchy and lo-fi." - NME
-"The music gets to spill all over you, scalding and still shocking, from the screen." - UNCUT magazine
-"Engagingly raw style...An enjoyable monument to an undervalued chapter in rock history."
- SIGHT & SOUND
-"Edgy and energetic!" - FLAVOURPILL London
-"Funny, informative and thought-provoking." - CLOSE-UP FILM
-"If you have any interest in the alternative music scene of the last few decades, this documentary is definitely worth a look...Has an obvious relevance well beyond the confines of the New York punk scene."
-"A masterpiece of a documentary." -CINEMA SOURCE
-"RECOMMENDED." -AMOEBA MUSIC
-"KILL YOUR IDOLS is the only documentary that digs deep enough into the Underground to truly portray the intensity of New York's No Wave movement and the impact it had on the future of noisemakers everywhere." -LYDIA LUNCH
-"Hot Ticket! This is the most vital rock scene New York's had since Blondie, the Talking Heads and the Ramones hung out at CBGB."
- PAPER magazine
-"Film of the month!" -DAZED & CONFUSED
-"Damn good!" -THE PORTLAND MERCURY
-"Far more compelling and entertaining than virtually any of this summers big budget blockbuster movies..."Kill Your Idols" is just as powerful and disturbing as the music scene that inspired it."
-"Mischievous...Anyone with a niggling suspicion that contemporary bands are more hyped than heard would do well to catch the film."
- THE LONDON TIMES
-"Equal parts art and music...making KILL YOUR IDOLS thoroughly enjoyable and informative." - ROTTEN TOMATOES
-"Intriguing!...Rough & ready!" -CHANNEL 4 (UK)
-"Cocky, hypocritical, noisy, and just a little bitter—exactly the way a documentary about No Wave should be." - DVD VERDICT.com
-"Any self-respecting punk's wet-dream!" - ART ROCKER
-"***--Illuminating." - ALL MOVIE GUIDE
-"Ostensibly about the ultra-obscure New York art-punk scene of 1977-82, this cleverly edited film is really a meditation on originality and nostalgia." - EMPIRE MAGAZINE (UK)
-"Crary convincingly conveys the fiercely confrontational spirit of the No Wave movement." - BBC
-"HIGHLY RECOMMENDED--Not just a history of a specific time in music. It's also a testament to the lasting effect of the era's influence, for better or worse." -DVD Talk
-"Manages to leave even those who know nothing about punk feeling nostalgic for the passion and intelligence of its early days."
-"***--A sharp look at the crisis of innovation in an age of commodified nostalgia." -TV GUIDE
-"Could find worshippers!...Niftily edited." - DAILY VARIETY
OFFICIAL SELECTION OF OVER 50 INT'L FILM FESTIVALS.
- Jan 21, 2012 10:00 AM 11/10/11: 'KILL YOUR IDOLS' screens in MILAN, Italy!
- Jul 26, 2011 3:21 PM 06/24/11: 'KILL YOUR IDOLS' screens in CANADA!
- Nov 10, 2010 5:10 PM 11/17/10: 'WILLIAM S. BURROUGHS: A MAN WITHIN' opens at NYC's IFC CENTER!
- Jul 23, 2010 10:25 AM 07/24/10: 'KILL YOUR IDOLS' screens in POLAND!
- Feb 19, 2010 8:54 PM 03/12/10: 'KILL YOUR IDOLS' screens in TAIWAN!!!
About me:Film Director/Scribe. Born on the island of Oahu. Currently resides on the island of Manhattan.
Directed, shot, produced and edited "KILL YOUR IDOLS", a documentary (from the executive producers of David Cronenberg's "History of Violence") tracing the history of NYC's art punk scene from its inception in 1972 with Suicide through the No-Wave acts of the late 1970's and the early inheritors immediately after (with bands like Sonic Youth and Swans) to the most recent generation embracing the ideals of transgressive innovation (including bands like Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Liars, Gogol Bordello, Black Dice, etc.) After being screened to critical and audience acclaim at over 50 international film festivals--including Robert De Niro's Tribeca Film Festival, where it was awarded the prize for Best Feature Documentary by members of the NY Film Critics Circle--the film was released in select theatres throughout Europe in 2005. "KILL YOUR IDOLS" opened theatrically in the U.S. on July 7th, 2006. The film is also now available on DVD WORLDWIDE.
HUNGER ARTIST PRODUCTIONS.
- NYC/L.A., US