“What We Do Is Secret” – Aug 31st

Join the Washington DC Sunday Night Film Club this Sunday, Aug 31st at 7:20 pm for What We Do Is Secret at the Landmark E Street Cinema . Look for Brock wearing a brown messenger bag in the theatre lobby about 15 minutes before the film. As always, after the film we will descend on a local establishment for dinner/drinks/discussion.

1970s Los Angeles. Nihilist Philosophy. Glam Rock. Drugs. Booze. Closeted Homosexuality. Dianetics. A Yen for Rock and Roll Immortality. A convergence of forces shaped the short, self-destructive life of Jan Paul Beahm, a fatherless boy raised by an alcoholic mother and abandoned by an older brother who died of a drug-overdose—a kid who reinvented himself coming out of a high school program for outcasts, as the one and only Darby Crash, the legendary lead singer of the seminal Los Angeles Punk band, The Germs. Shane West (“ER”), Bijou Phillips, Rick Gonzalez and Noah Segan star in a biopic that chronicles the rise of The Germs and their charismatic leader whose image—the contorted, screaming face and death grip on the microphone—has become an icon of the U.S. punk movement and a rapt influence on bands since. Darby’s cultivated punk attitude, resplendent with the hardcore, infamous onstage self-mutilation antics and volatile energy that inspired the band’s mesmerized followers to riot, ultimately banned The Germs from playing every venue in the greater Los Angeles area. Written and directed by Rodger Grossman.

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