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Smithereens

Susan Seidelman / US, 1982

Lower East Side, early 1980s, a neighbourhood peopled with self-centered wannabees, opportunists and pervs. It’s a snapshot of an era that doubles as its own epitaph, one that smashes hipster nostalgia into shards. With punk rock icon Richard Hell and music by The Feelies.

campaign image FURY! Punk Culture, illustration © Roel Smit
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Director

Susan Seidelman

Production year

1982

Country

US

Original title

Smithereens

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DVD

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FURY! Punk Culture

The year is 1976, the second industrial era is screeching to a conclusion and the oil crisis is at an all-time low when an undeniable counter-voice is heard in the dilapidated inner cities of London, Amsterdam and New York. A call for rebellion against the capitalist thinking that fills the pockets of the wealthy minority. It's a provocative cry from teens and young adults who no longer want to do what parents, teachers and politicians expect of them.

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