Menu Film Forum
PREVIOUSLY PLAYED

SUBURBIA

5:05

Friday, June 10

Directed by Penelope Spheeris

(1983) In an abandoned housing tract, the TR house (for “The Rejected”) collects doped punk rockers, runaways, abused progeny, et al., but things start to get hairy when members of “Citizens against Crime” drop by on a wild dog hunt. Spheeris cast actual street kids and punk musicians, including a pre-Red Hot Chili Peppers Flea. 35mm print courtesy UCLA Film & Television Archive. Approx. 94 mins.

Reviews

“Combines intelligent social comment with the conventions of the teens-in-revolt exploiter to gripping effect.”
– Geoff Andrew, Time Out