Desolation Center (October 18 – October 24)
Desolation Center (October 18 – October 24)

The untold story of Reagan-era guerrilla desert happenings now recognized as the inspirations for Burning Man, Lollapalooza, and Coachella including Sonic Youth, Minutemen, Meat Puppets, Swans, Einstürzende Neubauten, and more.


Critic Quotes:

“Offers a fascinating glimpse at the emergence of a phenomenon that was, back then, simultaneously modest and radical, and that has now, in the era of #Beychella, become a part of mainstream culture.” – The Hollywood Reporter

“Desolation Center captures an amazing period of time where punks were creating truly unique music, and it seemed as though anything was possible.” – Film Threat

“Parties in the desert … have never raged so hard. And thanks to this entertaining look back at the past, they are chronicled for all to revisit, for now and evermore.” – Hammer to Nail



Runtime: 94 minutes

Year: 2019

Rating: UR

Director: Stuart Swezey

Country: USA

Languages: English



Friday, October 18: 10:00AM, 6:00
Saturday, October 19: 5:00, 9:20
Sunday, October 20: 5:00*, 10:00
Monday, October 21: 11:00AM, 3:00, 9:00
Tuesday, October 22: 1:00, 7:00
Wednesday, October 23: 11:00AM, 5:00, 9:00
Thursday, October 24: 1:00, 7:00
*Director Stuart Swezey, cast member Linda Kite, and co-producer Mariska Leyssius in person!


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