Thursday, April 24, 2008

Buy the DVD online

2008 DVD Trailer

This is a film documentary about 924 Gilman Street, the fabled non-profit all-ages club in Berkeley, Ca.

Director Jack Curran celebrates the efforts of the volunteers who built and have maintained the club over the last 20 plus years.

Friday, February 1, 2008

An Alternative Tentacles Relase

01/04/08: 924 Gilman Flick Forthcoming!

It's official! Alternative Tentacles will be releasing the dvd version of the long-awaited "924 Gilman" film directed by Jack Curran and his Scarred Films outfit. Subtitled "Let's Talk about Tact and Timing," the documentary includes interviews with tons of people, including Jello Biafra, Ian MacKaye, Rancid, Offspring, Jesse Michaels, author Wendy-O-Matik, & your AT Mail Male Jesse Luscious. There's also many live performances, including Operation Ivy, Fleshies, Pansy Division, Screeching Weasel, The Frisk, and Ted Leo And The Pharmacists. Some of the proceeds will go directly to the 924 Gilman collective.

08/06/08: The Official One Sheet

Director Jack Curran's debut feature, 924 Gilman Street, is an ambitious documentary that chronicles the 21-year history of the non-profit volunteer-run, all-ages venue in Berkeley, California and captures a music scene still thriving today on creativity and a sense of camaraderie.

In 924 Gilman Street, Curran crafts an intimate portrait of a small punk venue that continues to foster a vital music scene, and most importantly, a sense of hope that punk principles and practices can build a successful, long-running community.

Founded in late 1986, 924 Gilman Street is a DIY punk venue operated solely by volunteers. While many music venues, DIY or not, have succumbed to urban gentrification, and while punk culture became co-opted by the mainstream, 924 Gilman has survived and is still going strong.

Punk notables Jello Biafra, Ian MacKaye, Lars Frederickson, and Matt Freeman (Rancid) among others lend their perspective to 924 Gilman Street, while live footage of bands as diverse as Operation Ivy, Screeching Weasel, Pinhead Gunpowder, Pansy Division, Fleshies, Against Me!, Ted Leo and the Pharmacists, etc. show the synergy of band, audience, and venue that makes this a special place. The feature film is 86 minutes long, and the DVD includes a short film as well as a classroom audio version.

Saturday, March 3, 2007

Rock (ground zero)

Reyhan Harmanci, San Francisco Chronicle/ SFGate, Thursday, March 1, 2007
'924 Gilman Street' Documentary maker hoped to inspire copycat do-it-yourself clubs

924 Gilman Street, the collectively run, all-ages rock club in Berkeley, is the subject of Jack Curran's documentary. "924 Gilman St." premieres as part of the Noise Pop festival.
Photo by Jack Curran

Wednesday, February 28, 2007

924 Gilman Street
A feature documentary by Jack Curran
924 Gilman St. Documentary Trailer

Premieres at
Noise Pop Film Festival 2007

Saturday, March 3, 2007, 2:00 PM

Artist's Television Access
992 Valencia Street
San Francisco Bay Area, California 94110
Cost: $8.

Jack Curran's documentary captures the collective sweat condensing on the walls of 924 Gilman, the legendary Berkeley, California punk rock club. The film's message is that the band, audience and staff are all equally important to the success of the show.

The history, inner workings, and impact of the club are revealed through interviews with Seminal artists that include Jello Biafra, Ian MacKaye, Lars Frederickson, Matt Freeman, Dave Scattered, Jesse Luscious, Sweettooth, and author Wendy-O-Matik.

The live performances shown in the film give you a small sense of what it is like to attend a show. Performances by Operation Ivy, Pansy Division, Fleshies, Ted Leo and the Pharmacists, Against Me, Jason Webley, Panty Raid, Screeching Weasel, Pinhead Gunpowder, Dominatrix (Brazil), D.S.B. (Japan), and Atom and His Package.

Parts of the film have been screened at 924 Gilman, but this is its fully assembled debut!

“I made this film in hope that people in other towns, across the U.S. and the world would be inspired and empowered to start a club of their own.”
—Jack Curran, Director

Saturday, January 13, 2007


Scarred Films presents
924 Gilman St.:
”Let's talk about tact and timing...”

a Film Documentary by Jack Curran,
an Alternative Tentacles DVD Release,
in cooperation with Dream Militia,
and distributed by Revolver USA.

(2008) DVD Wide Screen, Color
Runtime 86 minutes
Extra Features: Classroom Audio Version, Extra Footage

This is a film documentary about 924 Gilman Street, the fabled non-profit all-ages club in Berkeley, Ca.
Director Jack Curran celebrates the efforts of the volunteers who built and have maintained the club over the last 20 plus years.
The Club is based on the fact that bands, audience and staff are all equally important to the success of a show.
Live performances are included in the film, but the focus of the documentary is primarily on the inner workings of the club as told by volunteers and performers.

Film Staff & Appearance

Jack Curran

Executive Producer
Merry Curran-Gregg

Associate Producer
James Curran

Jack Curran
Tom Moreno
Raum Palacios

Jack Curran

2nd Camera
Tom Moreno
Raum Palacios

Final Audio Salvage
Noah Landis
Brian "Hoody" Hood

Early Sound Editing
Scott "The Kid" Bradley

Video and DVD Graphics
James Curran
Aaron Fanfa

Photo Finishing
L. Wayne "Ninjaballs" Carr

Video Tape Contributors
Arica Pelino
William Bonde
James Curran
Mikhail Zubovich

Still Photos
Paul Curran
Murray Bowles

Tom Moreno
Raum Palacios
Benny the Hedge

Key Production Assistant
Tenaya Arneson

Production Assistant
Haley Spangler

In Order of Appearance:
Delightful Little Nothings
Maximum Rocknroll Radio
Operation Ivy
Adrienne & Norton
Jake Filth
Ted Leo & The Pharmacists
Jello Biafra
Pinhead Gunpowder
Panty Raid
Jesse Luscious
Eric Yee
Jason Webley
Ted Leo
Pansy Division
Lars & Matt
Jerme Spew
Ian MacKaye
Dexter & Noodles
Citizen Fish
The Damage Done
Alex Knoll
Joceylin & Dale
The Frisk
The Enemies
Atom & His Package
Screeching Weasel
Against Me!

The Extra Footage Appearances include:
Ariel Awesome
Al Blotto
Jesse Luscious
Will Sedition

Extra Footage Live Audio Tracks by:
Operation Ivy
Against Me!

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