Wednesday Feb 17
Followed by Q&A w/ Jerry Busher, Mark Jenkins, and Chris Richards
Moderated by Ally Schweitzer
$10 Backstage / Doors at 7:30
Punk activist collective Positive Force DC emerged in 1985, rising from the creative, politically-charged ferment of DC punk's Revolution Summer. Born in a dynamic local scene sparked by Bad Brains, Minor Threat, and Rites of Spring, a handful of young activists also drew inspiration from UK anarcho-punks Crass and the original "Positive Force" band Seven Seconds to become one of the most long-lasting and influential exponents of punk politics. Covering a span of 30 years, More Than a Witness documents Positive Force's Reagan-era origins, the creation of its communal house, FBI harassment, and the rise of a vibrant underground that burst into the mainstream amid controversy over both the means and the ends of the movement.