Documentary, 45 min
Quebec, Canada, 2011
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"When the punk movement reached Montreal in 1977, it ignited the passions of a handful of young people who were forever changed by it. Thirty years later, some of the players from this momentous time give a surprisingly frank account of their experiences at this key period in their lives—the music and the drugs, as well as a burning need to do things differently. The film includes rare archival footage of the Montreal punk scene and features the music of the earliest local punk bands : The 222s, The Normals, The Chromosomes and The Electric Vomit.
“MTL PUNK – The First Wave” gives a voice to those who lived the birth of the punk movement in Montreal in the ‘70s : Pierre Major, Chris Barry, Allan Fine, Tracy Howe, Alan Lord, Rick Trembles, Edouardo Cabral, Marc De Mouy, Pyer Desrochers, Joe DiMauro, Robert Ditchburn, Fortner Anderson. The film also features the last interviews given by Gery Lecker (The Chromosomes), who passed away in June 2010 and designer Georges Lévesque (Scandale) who passed away in August 2011."
Director ÉRIK CIMON AND ALAIN CLICHE
Editing ALEXANDRE LACHANCE
Image STÉPHANIE WEBER BIRON and NICOLAS CANNICCIONI
Sound BENOIT COALLIER
Producer YANICK LÉTOURNEAU