On episode 118 George is joined all the way from Boston by director Ian McFarland. They discuss Ian's start in documentary, playing bass in punk bands of his own, and crafting a true story of friendship and chosen family out of three decades of hardcore punk history.
Vinnie Stigma and Roger Miret have been the longest serving members of foundational New York Hardcore band Agnostic Front. The band goes from sharing an Ed Koch-era Lower East Side squat to international cult acclaim. 60-something Stigma (birth name Capuccio) longs for an older way of life, pre-Giuliani gentrification, while being something of a grown-up kid. Miret has become a suburban Arizona family man, but has a lot of demons that are revealed throughout the film. How does one age gracefully, or at all, in the mosh pit of midlife? While many music docs follow a familiar talking head arc, McFarland has more to say about belonging, male bonding, and identity.
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