Suburbia

Suburbia

Punk street kids hang out and goof, ‘concerned citizens’ intimidate them, aggressive boneheads escalate the violence, and nobody pays any attention to a lost generation. Using non-actors who virtually play themselves, Spheeris’ masterpiece is the most sympathetic look at adolescents without a future, stigmatised when not ignored by a society which gave up on them and bemused by their refusal to conform. Balancing humour and tragedy, as well as performances from the LA hardcore scene, Suburbia is one of the most important films to deal with punk on its own terms.

Suburbia

You feel lucky punk?

  • Director: Penelope Spheeris
  • Year: 1984
  • Run Time: 94 mins
  • Country: US
  • Rating: R