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David C. Thomas – MC5: A True Testimonial [+ Extras] (2002)

“A riveting. all-elbows and knuckles documentary about the proto-punk warriors known as the MCS”NY Times

“The film is a touching, detailed portrait of an important and often overlooked band” SF Chronicle

Premise: This documentary examines the career of the Detroit rock group, the MC5 (1964-1972), a hard-edged rock band that emerged amidst the political turmoil of the late 1960s. As the band’s popularity grew, their chance at broader popularity was challenged by their ties to counterculture individuals like John Sinclair (leader of the left-wing revolutionary group, the White Panthers) whose presence made the band controversial targets for the police, government, FBI, etc. Establishing a fast, guitar-fueled loud rock sound that would influence the punk bands just a few years later, the MC5 eventually faded into obscurity, but they have maintained a cult following ever since. Read More »