Other F Word, The Directed
Andrea Nevins USA / 2011 / 99 minutes New York Premiere
Times and Venues:
Bearsville Theater WOODSTOCK
Upstate Films II RHINEBECK
Pennywise, Black Flag and The Circle Jerks are just a few of the plethora of punk rock groups represented in this fast-paced, surprisingly tender and wise exploration of a generation of musical rebels now facing fatherhood and middle age. For Pennywise lead singer Jim Lindberg, hair dye and Ambien are "de rigueur" for grueling tours that keep him away from family for months on end. And how to reconcile the anti-authoritarian ethos of punk rock with the need to be a responsible authority figure to a child? Says Brett Gurewitz (Bad Religon), “You write a song when you’re eighteen... 'I’m gonna die before I get old,’ but then you get old, you don’t want to die.” Part music, part musical history, this is an engaging and intimate portrait of a pierced and tattooed generation holding on to themselves while learning to be better fathers than their fathers were. (Barbara Pokras, A.C.E.)
BIO: Andrea Blaugrund Nevins' teenage years in New York City coincided with the heyday of CBGBs, Trash and Vaudeville on St. Marks Place. But she was far too sheltered to be part of that scene. "Punk Rockers were the people you crossed the street to avoid."
After graduating from Harvard, she bounced around as a journalist, TV documentarian (helping produce critically acclaimed and award-winning shows with Peter Jennings and winning an Emmy Award for her work on an ABC News/Time forum.) She created biographies for A&E and Lifetime, including the award winners "Jesse Jackson: I Am Somebody," and "Hillary Rodham Clinton: Changing the Rules." She was also nominated for an Oscar for her first independent documentary, "Still Kicking."
Eventually, she became Andrea Nevins, moved to LA and juggled a career with mothering three children. When the opportunity came along, she was a natural to tell the story about the sea-shifting change children can bring to one's life.
MAIN CREDITS: Cast/Featuring: Tony Adolescent, Art Alexakis, Flea, Tony Hawk, Jim Lindberg, Tim McIlrath, Lars Fredrikson, Ron Reyes, Mark Hoppus, Fat Mike
Executive Producer(s): Jeremy Chilnick, Morgan Spurlock
Producer(s): Cristan Reilly, Andrea Blaugrund Nevins
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