SPECIAL EVENT: Youth Decades: Part Two: Eighties, Nineties, Noughties & Beyond
15:00 Sat 14 Jan 2017
A selection of documentaries spanning the decades, examining the dreams and aspirations of each generation of ‘youth’ past. Where possible, these classic films are being screened from original formats including 35mm, presenting a rare chance to see these hard-to-catch films on the big screen. This essential double-bill of short docs culminates with an LSFF With Teeth** commission by Grace LaDoja**, celebrating subculture in London today.
PART TWO: EIGHTIES, NINETIES, NOUGHTIES & BEYOND
As youth culture comes of age in the late 20th century, it’s myriad strands and tribes gave many alternative choices for young people while still annoying the older generations.
HEAVY METAL PARKING LOT Jeff Krulik / John Heyn, 17 min, US 1986
It’s all in the title: Heavy Metal Parking Lot became an underground cult classic that captured Judas Priest fans pre-concert, May 1986. Usually traded on bootleg VHS videotapes, and was reportedly a favourite on the Nirvana tour bus.
DIRTY GIRLS Michael Lucid, 18 min, US 1996
Dirty Girls is a short doc about a real life clique of aspiring riot grrls, rejecting patriarchal conventions and personal hygiene, shot by a Los Angeles high-school senior.
GRINDING Simon Wheatley, 16 min, UK 2009
The mid Noughties saw grime spilling over its E3 beginnings and penetrating the mainstream, with London natives like Wiley, Dizzee Rascal, Lethal Bizzle and Kano breaking through into the charts. These interviews focus on the young people who were still striving for stardom while living their daily lives on the streets of East London.
WITH TEETH COMMISSION, Grace LaDoja UK 2016