One Punk’s Movie Guide by Mike Plante
Punk rock movies taught Mike Plante about the world and let him know he wasn’t insane. So Mike made a movie guide overview that’s a fun mix for any generational fan of punk. If you’re old and creaky like him, you know most of the golden oldies, but there are always one or two great discoveries that slipped through, ready to finally check out. This is a compilation of films that don’t have punk music, but a punk ethos. Mike tried to fill it with lesser-known gems you might not have seen that will either reestablish or uphold your faith.
Mike Plante started the film zine Cinemad in 1998 and made six print issues, it continues now as a blog and podcast. In 1993 he started working as a projectionist and film programmer, and in 2001 he started at the Sundance Film Festival, where he is a Senior Programmer for short films. When not totally broke, he makes documentaries about outsiders, including The Polaroid Job and Giuseppe Makes a Movie. He bowls 155 on average, a proud member of the Razorcake team that took second place in Vegas.
Cover illustration by Marcos Siref
Original layout by Todd Taylor
Zine design by Marcos Siref
Originally appeared in Razorcake #104, June/July 2018
5.5” x 8.5”