David Markey

Los Angeles, CA

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David Markey has sustained a truly independent career in the shadow of Hollywood and against the backdrop of corporate America for over three decades. He established We Got Power Films after his fanzine We Got Power in 1981. Markey's body of work is also historically significant, representing a unique record of the punk scene in Southern California. His films include the acclaimed documentary 1991: The Year Punk Broke (1992) and the Los Angeles Punk Super-8 cult classics The Slog Movie (1982), Desperate Teenage Lovedolls (1984), and the sequel Lovedolls Superstar (1986). He also made a 1997 Shonen Knife U.S. Tour Film entitled "Blast Off!" His work matured with the 2008 international film festival documentary favorite, The Reinactors. His latest is a live Dinosaur Jr. DVD entitled "Bug: In The Hands Of The Fans" and a 30 year retrospective of Los Angeles' Circle Jerks in "My Career As A Jerk" (both in 2012). His indefatigable DIY aesthetic continues to drive him, as well as inspire a new generation of filmmakers, musicians and artists.

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