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Border Radio

Vancity Theatre Screening

Before carving out a niche as one of the most distinct voices in nineties American cinema, Allison Anders made her debut, alongside codirectors and fellow UCLA film school students Kurt Voss and Dean Lent, with 1987’s Border Radio. A low-key, semi-improvised post-punk diary that took four years to complete, Border Radio features legendary rocker Chris D., of the Flesh Eaters, as a singer/songwriter who has stolen loot from a club and gone missing, leaving his wife (Luanna Anders), a no-nonsense rock journalist, to track him down with the help of his friends (John Doe of the band X; Chris Shearer). With its sprawling Southern Californian and Mexican landscapes, captured in evocative 16mm black and white, Border Radio is a singular, DIY memento of the indie film explosion in America.

Intro and Q&A with Chris D. and programmer and film writer Kier-la Janisse.

"Quite simply is one of the best movies ever made about the world of rock music." Kevin Thomas, LA Times

Director Allison Anders, Kurt Voss, Dean Lent
Country of Origin: USA
Year: 1987
Running Time: 83 mins
Classification: 19+
Related Links: Trailer | LA Times review
Cast: Chris D, Luana Anders, John Doe, Chris Shearer


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