UW Cinematheque - New Restorations
Suburbia | USA | 1983 | DCP | 88 min. Director: Penelope Spheeris
Friday, August 30, 2019
4070 Vilas Hall
Cast: Chris Pedersen, Jennifer Clay, Flea Dogs kill toddlers, yahoos shoot dogs, and skinheads crash a teen-suicide funeral in this vividly gangrenous chunk of punksploitation from producer Roger Corman. Rough and tumble, with no buttons left unpushed, this melodrama about a patchwork family of teenage outcasts is empathetically performed by a group of non-professionals, including The Red Hot Chili Peppers’ Flea. Suburbia also served as the narrative feature directorial debut of Spheeris.