Turnstyle Films has launched a new video teaser of their upcoming October 20th release of independent documentary Beyond Barricades: The Story of Anti-Flag!
The film, directed by Jon Nix, tells the story of political punk band Anti-Flag by diving into the world of punk rock and activism, and shedding light on the trials and tribulations of playing politically charged music for over 25 years. It is an inspiring look at a group of musicians dedicating their lives to fighting for human rights through their songs and outreach. With their endless drive to help others, they put empathy over apathy and fight cynicism with optimism but find that things could go tragically wrong at any moment.
Features interviews with the band and contemporaries such as Tom Morello (Rage Against the Machine), Billy Bragg, Tim McIlrath (Rise Against), Brian Baker (Bad Religion), Chris Cresswell (The Flatliners, Hot Water Music), Tom May and Greg Barnett (The Menzingers), and many more. These voices help tell the story of a band whose drive to spread their message is truly unstoppable.
This is the second feature film produced by TurnStyle Films and Executive Producer Matthew Chojnacki (Scream, Queen! My Nightmare on Elm Street, 30 years of Garbage: The Garbage Pail Kids Story). TurnStyle Films co-produced Powerbomb, distributed by Indican Pictures, earlier this year. They are currently in production on Don’t Fall In Love with Yourself, a documentary on Justin Pearson and the San Diego noise punk scene. The filmmakers and band members are available for interviews.
“”It’s hard to sum up the life of a band in an hour and a half. We started Anti-Flag out of a passion for punk rock with the belief that punk music had the power to change people’s lives and have a positive impact on the world. With this documentary, we hope people will see th-zhistory of Anti-Flag – sometimes good, sometimes bad and sometimes unbelievable – leaves us grateful to have had the opportunity to live a very rare and at times extraordinary life as part of this punk rock band.” Justin Sane (Anti–Flag)
Tickets will be available to livestream the film on Veeps.com. October 3rd documentary premiere will be presented by Alternative Press via antiflag.veeps.com.