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Announcement :: Race
Beyond The Screams // Oct 26
23 Oct 2005
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Free Screening: Beyond the Screams (Mas Alla De Los Gritos)
Wednesday, October 26th, 7pm

at the Lucy Parsons Center
549 Columbus Ave (in the South End)

*followed by a screening of Judge Judy decided the case of a Boston Critical Mass rider hit by a car*

An interesting and comprehensive look at the latino/chicano punk community and the experience within this culture. This documentary propels you into understanding the impassioned and aggressive emotions of the individuals that exist beyond recognized realms of punk.

Martin Sorrondeguy. former vocalist for los crudos is the producer of this powerful and uplifting documentary. live performances by: los crudos, subsistencia, bread and circuits, kontra attaque and many more!

"Beyond The Screams is also beyond the stereotypes. Latino punk bands? Writing from here in Gringolandia, I never knew of such a thing. Wasn't punk the exclusive property of hardcore white guys from the proletariat?" Martin Sorrondeguy, lead singer of the Chicago-based band Los Crudos, takes us on a musical history tour, from the roots in the L.A. renaissance circa 1976, and bands like The Zeros, Plugz, and The Brats, to the latter nineties and the post-nihilism of Youth Against, Bread and Circuits, Kontra Attaque, and others. There's a DIY attitude to Beyond The Screams and a galvanizing energy that echoes many of the performances, songs delivered like shrapnel. The bands featured from El Paso, Mexico City, Los Angeles, Chicago, and Berkeley, testify to the intent of their music as political resistance. This isn't just chunky chords and crackling vocals. Beyond The Screams is the sound of hope mixed with rage."
-Steve Seid, Pacific Film Archive

"The Latino punk scene in the early '90s really exploded because all of a sudden we had a hell of a lot to sing about. What started happening politically in the U.S. pissed us off so much, and we were feeling targeted and we were feeling so cornered as a community that we began writing songs about it."
--Martin Sorrondeguy

Upcoming Films:

Nov 2 - An Injury To One (2005, 53 min)
Directed by Travis Wilkerson

Nov 9 - American Dream (1990, 90 min)
Directed by Barbara Kopple

Nov 16 - The Murder Of Fred Hampton (1971, 88 min)
Directed by Mike Gray

Nov 23 - No Film Screening. Acoustic music show by Robert Blake. 7pm.

Nov 30 - Woomera (Australia, 2005, 35 min) and Seeing is believing: Handicams, Human Rights & The News (Canada, 58 min)

Dec 7 - Still We Ride (2005, 37 min)

Dec 14 - De-Interlaced: Surviving The Mass Media (78 min)
Followed by a digital media workshop hosted by the filmmakers, Round Point Movies

Dec 21 - Defending Our Lives (1994, 42 min)
Sponsored by the Boston Anarchist Black Cross

Radical Film Night at the Lucy Parsons Center
Every Wednesday night at 7pm
Always Free

Questions-Comments about the film series, contact films(-at-)


+++ Where are we?

Lucy Parsons Center
549 Columbus Avenue
Boston's South End
Telephone: 617.267.6272
Email: lucyparsons (at)

+++ What are we?

The Lucy Parsons Center, Boston's collectively run radical bookstore features an extensive selection of radical books and magazines, internet access, space for talks and meetings, and free movies Wednesday nights. Located at 549 Columbus Avenue in the South End the store is just down from Mass Ave and easily reached from the Mass Ave and Symphony T stations and the #1 bus. Regular store hours Mon-Fri 12-9pm Weekends 12-6.

+++ Volunteer

Volunteering at LPC isn't just about donating your labor. All of the Lucy Parsons Center volunteers contribute to all aspects of running the store and can take part in all decisions in how it's run. If you know anything about grant writing, web design, or any other skills you think would be useful, or if you just want to be part of this great radical project, please email Pete at petestid (at)

+++ Use our space for radical stuff

One of the most important aspects of the Lucy Parsons Center is providing a community meeting place for radical activities. If you want to host an event, please send an email to Rebecca at rebeccabatchelder (at) Make sure to give enough notice so that we can approve the event at our bimonthly meetings.

If you have a group that needs a space to have regular meetings, just come to the bookstore and fill out a space request form. Again, make sure to allow time for approval by the collective.

+++ Donate MONEY!

We need support to help ensure the Lucy Parsons Center continues to grow and be an important resource for the community. Donations can be made in the form of cash, check or credit cards. Please call the store for more info. If you don't have a lot, don't worry, even donating the change of your purchase can make a difference.

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