Union: Union Theatre
Coming Soon to the Union Theatre!
24 Hour Party People
Friday, January 24 at 7pm Saturday, January 25 at 9:30 Sunday, January 26 at 7:30pm
Nominated for the Palme d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival, this hilarious story of sex, drugs and rock ‘n roll is a gritty look at the beginning of rave and club culture. After catching a debut performance of the Sex Pistols, TV reporter Tony Wilson starts his own music label which became one of the most important and least financially successful recording companies in history.
The Punk Singer
Wednesday, January 29 at 7:15pm
Standing up for every woman in the punk rock scene (and everywhere), musician and cultural icon Kathleen Hanna formed the punk band Bikini Kill and pioneered the "riot grrrl" movement of the 1990s,changing the reception of uncompromising female expression forever. Punk rock idealized rebellion that revealed an unjust social order in the music scene as well as the larger society, as many female punks who got burned in the process can testify. Clearly, someone needed to step up. An extraordinarily lucid and heartfelt portrait of a person who responded to that call.
Let the Fire Burn ($6/5/4)
Friday, January 31 at 7pm Saturday, February 1 at 7pm Sunday, February 2 at 5pm
An enraging and sorrowful film composed entirely from archival footage of the 1985 confrontation between Philadelphia’s city police and the African-American radical community MOVE. Nominated for Best Documentary Feature at the 2013 Tribeca Film Festival, Let the Fire Burn captures the terror of reporters and citizens running and cowering as tear gas and smoke billow through residential streets, faced with the unchecked violence of rogue "law and order."