In Yony Leyser’s new documentary Queercore: How to Punk a Revolution, pioneers of the genre reminisce about how they barged their way into a heavily heterosexual white cis dominated space. Filmmaker and artist Bruce LaBruce originally coined the term in the 1980s, launching his Toronto-based zine, Queercore, and he shares some insight alongside early collaborator G.B. Jones and pioneer art punks like John Waters, Justin Vivian Bond, Lynn Breedlove, Silas Howard, Pansy Division, Penny Arcade, Kathleen Hanna, Kim Gordon, and Team Dresch.
“My philosophy on homosexuality has always been to embrace the things that make you different, to embrace the criminality of homosexuality,” LaBruce says in the film, an unfiltered, raw remembrance of the LGBTQs and allies who helped to expand on punk rebellion by making it queer, feminist, and truly radical.
Queercore: How to Punk a Revolution made the rounds at film festivals over the last year and is finally coming to select theaters this fall. Check out the exclusive premiere of the trailer and opening dates below.
09/21/2018: Brooklyn, NY Spectacle
09/28/2018: Los Angeles, CA Laemmle Ahrya Fine Arts
10/02/2018: Miami, FL O Cinema
10/02/2018: Philadelphia, PA PhilaMOCA
10/03/2018: Seattle, WA Northwest Film Forum
10/05/2018: San Francisco, CA Roxie Theater
10/12/2018: Santa Fe, NM Jean Cocteau Cinema
10/12/2018: New Orleans, LA Zeitgeist
10/21/2018: Portland, OR Hollywood Theater