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RadioWest and Utah Film Center have partnered to present the best in documentary filmmaking. We talk with established and new directors who are changing the way audiences see the world and then screen their films.

Through The Lens: SLC Punk!

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Twenty years ago, the film SLC Punk! premiered at the Sundance Film Festival. It’s about two young punks living on the fringes and rebelling against Utah culture, while also dealing with the realities of growing up.

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Twenty years ago, the film SLC Punk! premiered at the Sundance Film Festival. It’s about Stevo and his buddy Heroin Bob. They’re some of the very few punks living on the fringes of society in what was, in the 1980s, a very small city dominated by a single culture. Through their story, the director James Merendino explores what it means to live a life of rebellion, to live against the grain as hard as you can. We’re showing the film next week, and Merendino joins us today to talk about it.

On Wednesday, September 11, RadioWest and the Utah Film Center are screening James Merendino's film SLC Punk! at 7 p.m. at the Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center in downtown Salt Lake City. This is part of our Through the Lens series. Merendion will be there for a post-film Q&A. DETAILS