D.O.A.: A Rite of Passage

  |  Book Tickets: 19/05/2016
Rated TBC by the BBFC
D.O.A.: A Rite of Passage Film Poster


The Rio is delighted to welcome back the ongoing Doc 'n Roll Festival with a selection from the fourteen movies in the Festival that celebrate the capital's rich and rebellious musical heritage. Thursday May 19 at 18.30 D.O.A: A RITE OF PASSAGE (18) + Q&A US 1980 Dir: Lech Kowalski. 90 min. Sex Pistols, Sham 69, Generation X, X-Ray Specs, Rich Kids, Dead Boys. D.O.A: A RIGHT OF PASSAGE, a cult classic which hasn't screened in the UK since the 90s, looks at the origin of punk rock, with interviews (including the famous interview of Sid Vicious and Nancy Spungen in bed) and concert footage from the Sex Pistols, The Dead Boys, Generation X (with Billy Idol), The Rich Kids, the X-Ray Spex, and Sham 69, with additional music from The Clash, Iggy Pop, and Augustus Pablo. Focussing on the Sex Pistols' 1978 tour of the United States, director Lech Kowalski follows them with handheld cameras through clubs and bars and combines this with footage of contemporary bands, trends in the fashion capitals, and punks of all shapes and colours. It's a grainy, stained snapshot of a movement at its peak, that also shows how the movement was seen as a threat by certain authority figures... + Q&A featuring screenwriter and assistant director Chris Salewicz. Screening as part of Punk.London Part of Britain on Film, this event is supported by Film Hub London, managed by Film London and proud to be a partner of the BFI Film Audience Network funded by the National Lottery.