Favorite

Event Pick:“The Damned: Don’t You Wish That We Were Dead,” documentary at the Visual Arts Center of Richmond 

Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 8-9

click to enlarge night31_damned.jpg
Like Rodney Dangerfield, the Damned don’t get no respect. The clown princes of the British punk movement never got the academic accolades of the Sex Pistols or the Clash. But at its best, the ever-evolving band matched or bettered either band’s accomplishments. On Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 8-9, the valleys and peaks of its ongoing 35-year career are chronicled in the new documentary, “The Damned: Don’t You Wish That We Were Dead,” at the Visual Arts Center of Richmond. Directed by Wes Orshoski, rare live performances and band interviews are interspersed with firsthand testimonies from Clash guitarist Mick Jones, Pink Floyd drummer and one-time producer Nick Mason, Duff McKagan from Guns N’ Roses and others. Tickets for the Saturday screening are sold out. So don’t sleep on tickets before the Sunday 8 p.m. showing does too. $7. jamesriverfilm.org. — Chris Bopst
Favorite

Comments

Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

  • Re: InLight Richmond Announces 2017 Location

    • Hello all viewer online herpes has cure but doctor said herpes has no cure until…

    • on July 26, 2017
  • Re: InLight Richmond Announces 2017 Location

    • Hello all viewer online herpes has cure but doctor said herpes has no cure until…

    • on July 26, 2017
  • Re: Architecture Review: The New Maggie Walker Statue Took Awhile, but Should Become a Much-Needed Oasis

    • I agree and have been there three times already. My only criticism is there is…

    • on July 24, 2017
  • More »
  • Copyright © 2017 Style Weekly
    Richmond's alternative for news, arts, culture and opinion
    All rights reserved
    Powered by Foundation