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Blink 182, Devo, Flea And More Featured in ‘Punk Rock Dads’ Documentary

What happens when a rebellious punk rocker goes from giving society the middle finger to giving bottles and bubble baths to a screaming toddler? Director Andrea Blaugrund Nevins explores this idea in her new documentary The Other F Word.

Featuring appearances from punk rock papas like Blink 182′s Mark Hoppus, Red Hot Chili Peppers’ Flea, Devo’s Mark Mothersbaugh and more, the documentary follows Jim Lindberg, a 20-year veteran of the skate punk band Pennywise, on his hysterical and moving journey from belting his band’s anthem “F—k Authority,” to embracing his ultimately authoritarian role in mid-life: fatherhood.

When I was a kid growing up in New York City, punk rockers were the people you crossed the street to avoid,” Blaugrund explains.  “So when [producer] Cristan Reilly came to me with a book that her old friend [Lindberg] had written about being a Punk Rock Dad, I was both repelled and intrigued.”

Reilly adds that word Punk rock and Dad are “a great oxymoron.  Andrea and I, who share, among many things, an ironic sense of humor, started with that very tiny but amusing kernel… We had no idea how much deeper the story would go, and we believe our film reflects the journey from funny concept to a series of moving realizations about rebellion, growing up, fathers, and fatherhood.”

The Other F Word will have its first screening in New York  and Los Angeles, then will hit theaters nationwide in November and December. View the list of screenings below.

11/02: New York, NY @ Film Forum
11/04: Los Angeles CA @ Nuart Theatre
11/11: Austin, TX @ Violet Crown Cinema
11/11: Boston, MA @ Landmark Kendall Square
11/18:  Berkeley, CA @ Landmark Shattuck
11/18: Mesa, AZ @ The Royale
11/18: San Francisco, CA @ Landmark Lumiere
11/18: Seattle, WA  @ Landmark Varsity
11/25: Minneapolis, MN @  Landmark (Location TBA)
11/25: San Diego, CA @ Landmark Ken
12/02: Philadelphia, PA @ Landmark Ritz @ The Bourse
12/02: Washington, DC @ Landmark E Street
12/09: Denver, CO @ Landmark Chez Artiste

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