ALTAMONT NOW

DVD
Catalog No.: FTF-008 | 
Release date: July 27, 2010 | 
Director: Joshua von Brown | 
Length: 80 minutes
 | Year: 2009 


 

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 Tech Details:
 English, Color, 1.78:1 Widescreen, Dolby Digital, NR, NTSC, Region 0

 Extras:
 The Movie! with commentary track, Audio soundtrack of the songs performed in the 
 movie by Enduro with Richard Havoc and Karen Kennedy, Deleted and extended
 scenes… including the original movie ending which had been deemed too mind-blowing
 for human consumption, Behind the scenes at the actual underground nuclear missile
 silo where ALTAMONT NOW was shot, A never-before-seen clip of Richard Havoc
 recording “(Don’t) Hate the Kids” circa 1998, Short film "Out Getting Ribs" featuring
 Daniel Louis Rivas from Altamont Now and legendary model/artist/actor/provocateur
 Tony Ward

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Synopsis

It’s the 30th anniversary of the Rolling Stones’ disastrous concert at Altamont. Deep inside an abandoned nuclear missile silo in the middle of the California desert, indie rock legend-turned recluse Richard Havoc and his band of alt-rock misfits sequester themselves 15 stories underground as a giant F-U to “The Man.” When a mysteriously square journalist infiltrates the gratingly endless parade of “Alternative Nation” posturing and lame angst-y whining, all Hell breaks loose. Can the power of rock save Havoc and the world from nuclear devastation? Or will Havoc wreak havoc, taking half the country with him in his effort to find something (anything) to rebel against?

A comedic slice of Indie Rock Apocalypse, Altamont Now is a biting satire of how the “alternative” youth culture of America lifts its rebellion from the past. Borrowing the form of the Maysles’ Gimme Shelter that
documented the Rolling Stones’ tragic Altamont concert, Altamont Now presents a unique reversioning of 1960s rock-sploitation films, Black Panther-style revolutionary rhetoric, and cinema verité to portray and eerily emblematic group of youth who have nothing worth rebelling for. Altamont Now is a uniquely humorous and critical meditation on the state of youth rebellion in America today.

Festivals: Boston Underground Film Festival (world premiere), Arizona Underground Film Festival (winner, Best Narrative Feature), Denver Underground Film Festival (winner, Best Narrative Feature),
Atlanta Underground Film Festival (winner, Best Director), Melbourne Underground Film Festival, International B-Movie Underground Trash Film Festival (Holland), Austin Underground Film Society , Revelation Perth International Film Festival, Minneapolis Underground Film Festival


 

Press

“I was so impressed. Loved it!”
– Allison Anders, Director of Gas Food Lodging

“I really dug yr movie!”
– Jon Moritsugu, Director of iMod Fuck Exposion & Scumrock

"F-ing Happening!"
– Keith Morris, Circle Jerks & Black Flag

"Hands down, the most fun movie I’ve seen all year – underground, mainstream, whatever. Movie of the Year."
Bad Lit

“Equal parts art house, grind house, and rock ‘n’ roll. Wickedly funny.”
– Andy Gately, The Onion A.V. Club

“The greatest movie about untamed youth revolt since ‘Riot on the Sunset Strip’.”
Revelation Perth International Film Festival



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