NEW BREED TAPE 1989 Documentary (Cinedelphia Film Festival)
New York hardcore was undergoing a transition at the end of the '80s and this generational shift was exemplified by the bands that were featured on the now classic cassette compilation New Breed. The story of the tape is at heart the story of NYC and the kids who grew up in its five boroughs as well as related outposts in Long Island/Yonkers. A unique set of social/economic circumstances during the '70s and '80s forged the individuals that went on to make up the legendary New York hardcore scene.
This full length documentary profiles the band members, fanzine editors, record label heads, and fans that made up this vibrant scene. It's unheard of for a feature film to focus on an outdated analog format like a cassette compilation, but it is through the eyes of these individuals that a spotlight is shined onto those tumultuous times and what is ultimately a tribute to a bygone era.
New Breed Documentary 1989 featured interviews: Djinji Brown (Absolution) James Damon (Unite fanzine) Kevin Egan (Beyond) Andy Guida (Supertouch) Astoria Lou Chaka Malik (Burn) Adam Nathanson (Life's Blood) Carl Porcaro (Raw Deal) Michael Scondotto (Direct Approach) Joe Songco (Outburst) Dave Stein (Combined Effort Records) Gavin Van Vlack (Absolution) Brendan White (Bad Trip) Bill Wilson (Blackout Records) Chris Wynne (In Effect fanzine)
Presenting the documentary will be director John Woods, editor Orlando Orce, and producer Freddy Alva.
Cinedelphia Film Festival April 7-23, 2016 http://www.cinedelphiafilmfestival.com/
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