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Punk’s mad parade burnt bright and quick, feeding on the public’s limitless love of disgust. Works from Julien Temple and Captain Zip immerse you in the movement, with music from The Undertones and more.

See some history, presented here as part of the BFI's participation in Punk.London celebrations.

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The Destructors
The Destructors
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The Destructors

Documentary198312 mins Location: Brixton

Punk rebellion and anarchy with Peterborough-based punk band The Destructors, six years after their formation.

Punk In 60 Seconds
Punk In 60 Seconds
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Punk In 60 Seconds

Promotional20161 mins

Anarchy in the UK… This rare footage presents a short blast of the punk energy that took over the streets of Britain in the late 1970s.

Knights Electric
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Knights Electric

Music video198024 mins Location: Great Yarmouth

Four rowdy teen punks tussle with the girls they fancy in this energetic pop music film shot on the seafront at Great Yarmouth.

Citizens Banned
Citizens Banned
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Citizens Banned

Amateur film198112 minsSilent Location: Chelsea

Punks find their turf invaded by New Romantics in the final part of Captain Zip's seminal Video Trip.

Punk Can Take It
Punk Can Take It
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Punk Can Take It

Promotional197919 mins

This power-packed promotional film for the UK Subs also showcases the distinctive talents of unconventional writer and director Julien Temple.

We're No Angels
We're No Angels
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We're No Angels

Amateur film197916 minsSilent Location: Camden Town

The punks go shopping in this evocatively dingy entry in Captain Zip's seminal Video Trip.

Don't Dream It - See It
Don't Dream It - See It
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Don't Dream It - See It

Amateur film197815 minsSilent Location: Chelsea

The Kings Road punks go on a day trip - to 10 Downing Street! - in this edition of Captain Zip's Video Trip.

Shellshock Rock
Shellshock Rock
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Shellshock Rock

197948 mins Location: Belfast

The Undertones and Stiff Little Fingers play live in this vivid music doc capturing all the vibrancy of the 1970s Northern Irish punk scene.

Squatparty
Squatparty
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Squatparty

Documentary198117 mins Location: Putney

Female punks have fun boozing, smoking and talking in this fascinating film by London lifestyle chronicler Captain Zip.

Death Is Their Destiny
Death Is Their Destiny
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Death Is Their Destiny

Amateur film197813 mins Location: London

Fascinating amateur footage of London punks, and a glimpse of fashion designer Vivienne Westwood, filmed on the King's Road in 1978.

The Punk Kebab Documentary
The Punk Kebab Documentary
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The Punk Kebab Documentary

Drama197713 mins Location: Buckingham Palace

Subverted and amusing piece about the history of kebabs, infused with a punk flavour.

Guerillere Talks
Guerillere Talks
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Guerillere Talks

Documentary197824 mins

Six film portraits of women associated with the punk music scene in 1970s New York.