1hr 40mins

An unmissable punk rock double bill, Nightclubbing: The Birth of Punk Rock in NYC spotlights the formation of the NYC Punk Rock scene at the legendary nightclub Max's Kansas City, preceded by the astonishing short Sid: The Final Curtain.

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Danny Garcia

As legendary singer and Max’s veteran Alice Cooper — who signed his contract with Warner Bros. Records at the club — says, “A million ideas were launched back there.”

He’s referring to Max’s Kansas City’s famous back room, where Andy Warhol held court and artists, actors, filmmakers, models, writers, assorted criminals and countless musicians — from Lou Reed and the Velvet Underground to David Bowie and the New York Dolls — made an indelible mark on music and the world.

Max’s was also an early safe haven for the city’s LGBTQ crowd.

Boasting unique archival footage and exclusive interviews, including Alice Cooper, Jayne County, Billy Idol and Steve Stevens, Nightclubbing grants an unmissable chance to discover rare footage of Iggy & The Stooges, New York Dolls, Sid Vicious and Wayne/Jayne County as well as classic footage from Johnny Thunders and The Heartbreakers.

Nightclubbing is the first-ever documentary about the renowned New York City nightclub Max’s Kansas City (1965-1981) which had an indelible impact on the worlds of music, fashion, art, culture and the creation of the city’s punk rock scene.

Nightclubbing: The Birth of Punk Rock in NYC will be preceded by Sid: The Final Curtain, a new exclusive short film documenting the final live performance of Sex Pistols bassist Sid Vicious at Max’s Kansas City in September 1978 featuring rare live footage and exclusive interviews from those who witnessed it.

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