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The Godfathers of Hardcore

About the film

The hardcore punk band Agnostic Front formed in 1982 and soon became synonymous with the New York Hardcore (NYHC) punk scene. At its core are Vinnie Stigma - the legendary guitarist, born in 1955 and raised in the same apartment building he lives in today in Little Italy, and Roger Miret - a Cuban-born refugee, frontman and original cover boy for the NYHC scene. Over 35 years later, these two are still thriving and have stayed strong through adversity - from the dangerous streets of NYC’s Lower East Side of the early 1980s, to prison sentences, to facing their own mortality as they continue to live the same hardcore lifestyle in their older age.

Runtime 1 hour 35 mins
Premiere Australian Premiere
Previous Festivals Doc NYC

Director(s) Ian McFarland

Venue Backlot Cinemas

Address 65 Haig St, Southbank VIC 3006, Australia

Date July 29, 2019

Time 8:45 pm

GenresMusic, World Cinema

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