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(205) 7.1 93 min 2018

Desolation Center is a movie starring Anthony Ausgang, Joe Baiza, and Bob Bert. The story of a group of 1980s punk artists who started organizing and playing desert shows that later inspired Burning Man, Coachella, and Lollapalooza.

D. Boon, Bob Bert, Anthony Ausgang, Joe Baiza
Stuart Swezey

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Audio English  Deutsch  Italiano  Español  Français  Gaeilge  Svenska  Nederlands
Subtitles 日本語  Čeština  Português  Australia  한국어  Filipino  Tiếng Việt  हिन्दी 
Quality 480p, 720p, 1080p, 2K, 4K
Genres Documentary
Director Stuart Swezey
Stars D. Boon, Bob Bert, Anthony Ausgang, Joe Baiza
Country USA
Runtime 1H 33M
Description The untold story of a series of Reagan-era guerrilla punk and industrial desert happenings in Southern California that are now recognized as the inspiration for Burning Man, Lollapalooza, and Coachella. Interviews and rare performance footage of Sonic Youth, Minutemen, Meat Puppets, Redd Kross, Einstürzende Neubauten, Survival Research Laboratories, Savage Republic, Swans and more.

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Sunday, 23 Aug 2020 15:51

There is a significant degree of diversity within the S.O.S.s. themselves. Some are overtly leftist, some are overtly conservative, some are clearly more Christian than the rest. Some are mostly militant, some are essentially completely liberal. Others have at least a shred of relevance to today's audiences. But, the one common thread is that they all have the same goals, which is to either: One - end the military-industrial-military-security complex, and get a (in my opinion) true humanistic social and political analysis of the problems and issues facing our country today. The rest of us are left-winged liberals (no pun intended) to defend our country, to "make our voices heard" and to use our God-given abilities to improve the world. Two - let our armed forces, which represent the best of America, be removed from our society and given to others who are of a more "Western" and "capitalist" mindset. This will force them to have to use their own hard-earned money and get jobs and education. This will force them to recognize what we have in America and how we have made it into a feudal-like system that oppresses the poor and the working classes. The only reason that the military-industrial-military-security complex remains in our society, and continues to force us into a new "Cold War" mentality is that we are willing to become "corporatists" and "conservatives" to do so. In short, S.O.S.s. are a threat to our civilization, and this film gives a good understanding of what the threat is. The film also shows the destruction of our country's young people, because they have been exposed to the same insane messages. They have grown up on this pseudo-information that is not only useless, but destructive to their future. This film shows that the true danger to our country is not the military-industrial-military-security complex, but the twisted and politically-correct American youth. This film was great in giving a comprehensive, unifying view of what S.O.S.s. actually represent to our country. It also showed the destruction of America's young people, because they are now so "taken" by these evil S.O.S.s. and the destruction of our country's young people is what is actually to blame for this horrible national "disaster". This film was not about killing anyone, but it did give a good perspective to the state of our country, and the destruction of America's
Sunday, 23 Aug 2020 06:21

This is an interesting look at what is happening in the Pacific Northwest. It was difficult to get this film from an archive to a home video. The result is one of the best documentaries on Pacific Northwest mining. While we know how some things were done back then, the film gives an interesting view of what happened to those that used to be miners in the 70's and 80's. The views of the current generations were interesting as well. You can see how that time period in Northwest was much different than what we see today. All the interviews were done on location and that really gives you a different perspective on what was going on back then. We can see how mining has changed over the years. There are still places in the mining districts where a lot of men worked. The scene in the film where they show what a mine might look like and you can see the mud in the mine were just amazing. The shots of the mine are great. It shows what you would see if you went to a mine today. The close up of the miners work and the whole effect that the place would have on them is just a very good part of the film. The grainy film was taken from the video and not what was shown on the cover of the film. The grainy look of the film is great. The film is very good. We can see that the film wasn't made for a home video audience. There are some brief comments in the film that doesn't seem like a lot of people would get but it is still good. I really recommend this film to anyone. It is a good film. It is a look into what the industry was like back then and how things were done.
Tuesday, 28 Apr 2020 12:07

In this film, survivor of the Sept. 11 terror attack George Clarke (voiced by Robert Downey Jr.) speaks in a teleconference, discussing the possibility of another terrorist attack in the US. Clarke tells of his trip to a local police station and a long meeting with Deputy Chief Ralph Gleason (voiced by Mark Hamill). Gleason explains the facility's existence and asks Clarke if he wants the men who worked there to have the responsibility of surviving this event. Clarke responds that he doesn't want anyone to have to go through the things they went through and that it is his belief that not everyone will have to die. Clarke goes on to say that he was one of the first people into the facility when it opened, and that he was called to this place by a guy named Dale. Gleason, not convinced by Clarke's story, wants to know if he wants to become part of the staff. Clarke says yes and says he wants to help. Gleason says that he has to do this by himself, and that they will be happy to have him. Gleason says that he is here to help people, but doesn't have to. Gleason asks Clarke if he believes in God and Clarke says he does. Gleason says that Clarke is not an atheist, but says that he thinks there is a God in the sky. Gleason says that he believes that Clarke has a connection with the people who worked in the place and that he was not a bad man. He says that Clarke is a good man who did not do anything to the people who worked there. Gleason tells Clarke that he will know when he gets back to the United States. Gleason says that Clarke is a man of God and that he will be safe at the facility. Gleason leaves, and Clarke says he was going to go back to the United States, but then says that he was going to see his family. Clarke thanks Gleason for the gift of the time he had with him. The film ended with Clarke and his family standing outside of a prison where Dale is currently incarcerated. Clarke asks to speak to Dale, but Dale doesn't want to speak to Clarke. Clarke asks his father if he will talk to him. His father says he will talk to him when he gets home. The film ended with a plea for Clarke's family to get the care they need and the story ends. This was a good documentary that really made a statement about the role of the United States Government in the American people's lives.

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