"Truly great documentaries not only evoke a period but resurrect them wholesale. That's the case with You Weren't There - A History of Chicago Punk 1977-84, a blood-spattered valentine directed by Joe Losurdo and Christina Tillman."
-- Robert K. Elder, Chicago Tribune
YOU WERE’T THERE: A HISTORY OF CHICAGO PUNK 1977-1984 is a rare glimpse into a truly one-of-a-kind American underground music scene that documents the impact that the Punk movement on the Windy City. Though overlooked in the annals of rock history, Chicago served as an important early supporter of this burgeoning and controversial scene that could be violent and unsavory at times, but always tempered with large doses of humor, art, and intelligence.