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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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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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