Appropriately named after a Shakespearian idiom which refers to the “innocence, enthusiasm, inexperience, indiscretion and idealism of the youth”, Salad Days, a documentary exploring the DIY punk scene in Washington DC from 1980 to 1990, will be screened at Bama Cine Arte on Thursday 28th February at 9PM. It will be on every day until 3rd February.
Lucky you if you missed it at the Buenos Aires BAFICI Film Festival last year!
Since its 2014 release with the help of a kickstarter campaign, the documentary, directed by rock journalist Scott Crawford, has received a great deal of critical praise from The New York Times, Rolling Stone, The Washington Post and more.
The decade-long movement is retold through the memories of those who lived it. Without the support of labels or advertising, clandestine bands such as Void, Minor Threat, Government Issue and Scream thrived by releasing their albums independently and organizing tours around the country.
Crawford’s work not only tells the stories of these bands, but also serves as a reminder of the powerful role played by the music industry in encouraging change, especially among the country’s youth.
In 2015, it won the “Best Documentary” award at the Asbury Park Film Festival as well as “Audience Award” at the Noise Pop Music and Film Festival.