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Desolation Center

Desolation Center is a movie starring Anthony Ausgang, Joe Baiza, and Bob Bert. The story of a group of 1980s punk artists who started organizing and playing desert shows that later inspired Burning Man, Coachella, and Lollapalooza.

Running Time
1 hours 33 minutes
480p, 720p, 1080p, 2K, 4K
Stuart Swezey
Bob Bert, Joe Baiza, D. Boon, Anthony Ausgang
Audio Languages
Deutsch, English, Français, Italiano, Español, Svenska, Gaeilge, Nederlands
日本語, Čeština, Tiếng Việt, Português, 한국어, Australia, Filipino, हिन्दी

The untold story of a series of Reagan-era guerrilla punk and industrial desert happenings in Southern California that are now recognized as the inspiration for Burning Man, Lollapalooza, and Coachella. Interviews and rare performance footage of Sonic Youth, Minutemen, Meat Puppets, Redd Kross, Einstürzende Neubauten, Survival Research Laboratories, Savage Republic, Swans and more.

Comments about documentary «Desolation Center» (14)

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Evelyn L.

One would think with this type of documentary, one would expect a rather full, comprehensive and insightful presentation. In fact, this documentary leaves little to the imagination. I am not at all a fan of movies about Native Americans, but there are several reasons to watch this. First, it's not just an ethnographic study of the Navajo culture. Rather, this is a documentary about how the culture has been affected by being forced to live on a reservation. This documentary is not a summary of the cultural history of the Navajo. It's a study of how the Navajo people have been affected by the federal government's intrusion into their life, and the personal history of two Navajo men, one a missionary who was trying to convert the Navajo people to Christianity, the other a young man who just wants to live a simple life in the mountains. The documentary is slow and the discussions are lengthy and often philosophical. The characters are fairly one dimensional, with few interesting and memorable ones. It's not hard to see why the characters are portrayed this way. They are defined by their position and the Navajo culture that surrounds them. The focus is on their personal lives and their reactions to it. There are some great views of the Navajo culture and some beautiful photographs. One could use the perspective of an outsider to try and get an appreciation of this culture. However, if you like this type of documentary, then you'll probably enjoy it.

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John Salazar

I saw this movie at the Pittsburgh Film Festival, and was really looking forward to seeing it. But it was well worth the wait. The movie is about a group of people who were left stranded by Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans. The movie shows the people's reactions to being stuck in New Orleans for days. I really liked the acting by everyone in the movie. It was really hard to see how people got in such a hurry to get to their home, and how they didn't know how to get there. It was really sad to see the people in New Orleans's life. They did not have enough food, or water, and had to put up with terrible conditions. They also did not have any way of getting to a doctor. The movie was a great insight into the reality of the New Orleans Hurricane Katrina, and the people's lives after the hurricane. If you are in the area and you are interested in seeing this movie, I would recommend it.

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I think the main message of this movie is that we are still going through the damage that has been caused by terrorism, and that, although it is sad that this part of our history is still happening, we can work towards making the world a better place. But, there is one major flaw in this movie. I'm not going to talk about the obvious conflicts with the religions involved, because this is all part of the movie. I will talk about the politics and the motivation behind the attack. The main issue is that most of the Muslims in the film were anti-American, and when they heard that Americans were doing this, they attacked the US embassy. That is, unfortunately, a very common occurrence in many Middle Eastern countries. They just want to destroy America. They also attacked the U.S. Embassy in Iraq. The reason I am writing this review is because I am a Muslim myself and I want to raise awareness about this, and I want to tell everyone that we are a nation of immigrants, and we all have different backgrounds, and we are all willing to do whatever we can to help this country become the best it can be.

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I am not sure what it is about this movie that has me in the mood to write a comment, but it was a very special movie. It was about a place that was very unique and special to me. I was very moved by this movie. I think that this movie should be shown to all of the people who are thinking of leaving the U.S. or the U.S.A. I have seen this movie a couple of times and I will continue to see it until it is over.

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Angela Bailey

This is one of the most gripping documentaries I have ever seen. The acting is outstanding and the film is very well made. The story of this family is touching. I have never seen anything like this before. It is a very difficult subject to cover and it shows the difficulty of trying to get these people to understand their situation. I have never seen a documentary so well done. This is a must see.

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Julia Hill

As a documentary, this is a masterpiece. As a movie, it is a classic. It is a must-see for anyone who wants to understand the American culture, and the lives of the people who have been affected by the AIDS epidemic. It is a must-see for anyone who wants to understand the AIDS epidemic, and the people who have been affected by it.

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Dylan F.

I enjoyed this film a great deal. The story is compelling, and I found myself thinking about it for days afterwards. I thought the performances were very good, and the director did a great job of conveying the message of the film. It is not a film for everyone, but I think anyone who wants to know what is going on in the world today, should see this film. I am a little worried about the negative reviews of this film, but I think it is a great film.

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Dorothy C.

As a Christian, I'm very proud to have a "Christian Science" minister named Dr. Bruce Hines in my life. He and his wife have raised their family in a very "Christian" way. They love to participate in a Bible study, and they are very active in ministry. They are not anti-gay, anti-science, or anything like that. I wish they could have made a little more of this documentary. We were told it was about the effects of the flood, but it was mostly about how they still had to live with their problems and suffer some other odd things from their community. The footage of the rise of the waters of the lake and the aftermath was really powerful. There was also footage of the storm and the flooding, which was also quite compelling. I don't know if they included the story of the dinosaurs that were not really a part of the story of the flood, but it was worth the time. I have to say though that it was definitely not "Christian Science". I know that most of the people involved are very strong believers, but I think they could have made this a little more "scientific". It was not like the "creationist" guys. It was more like the "biblical-based-science-science" guys. I was really disappointed to see the biggest problem of the town came from the locals and not the scientists. It would have been interesting to hear some more about the scientists who came up with the geologic theories of the land. We all know that the scientists, including the scientists at the Creation Museum, have a great deal of credibility. The scientists' credibility was not enough to save the film.

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Crystal O.

This is the most informative, moving and inspiring documentary I have ever seen. I am not a religious person, but I was deeply affected by this movie. It is a true story, and that is what made it so powerful. It was so interesting to see how a small group of people were able to save their families from a nuclear disaster. I was so moved and touched by the courage and determination of the people who did the right thing. I strongly recommend this film. I highly recommend this film.

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Randy Munoz

I loved this documentary. It was a very moving film and I hope that more people will see it. It's not like any other documentary I've ever seen, because it's not about the people who are affected by these things. It's not about the people who have been affected by these things. It's about the people who are trying to find a way to live with these things. The film is very well done and is a must see. I would highly recommend it to anyone.

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It is impossible to watch a film like this and not think of a film of similar subject matter: 'The Last House on the Left' - not just because it's a classic, but because it was a seminal film in its time. 'The Covenant' was very similar, but this film's moral is different, because the main character is a victim and, despite of her past, she has had a positive life. However, if you have seen the movie, you can't help but wonder if the people in the film are heroes. They have lost everything, but they do not feel that way. They are lost and they don't know what to do, but they don't even want to get out of their little tent, because they don't know how to find somewhere to live. That is the main message of the film. I have seen this movie twice, and I would recommend it to anyone, not just people interested in the subject of this film. The acting was superb and the ending is worth watching again and again.

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A truly unique documentary. The viewer is left to their own conclusion as to what happened. But the answer is very clear: there is no answer. What happened in the camps is a tragedy, but it is not the fault of any one individual. The real responsibility for the disaster rests with the German leadership who allowed the camps to be built and allowed the Nazis to set up the death camps. The documentary makes the point that there were many people in the SS and Police who were not as evil as the Nazi leadership. It is a very important documentary that should be seen by everyone.

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Doris B.

This movie was a great watch. I am a history buff and I was blown away by this movie. It was very well made and the stories of the people in the camp were very interesting. The film was well acted and the production values were great. I recommend this movie to anyone who has ever been in a war zone. I was impressed with the accuracy of the stories and the people that were in the camp. I was very surprised that the movie didn't focus on the war. It was a great film that I would recommend to anyone.

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I don't think this movie is for everyone. It is a movie about a family and how they deal with loss and how they cope with it. I think the movie is very well done and well written. I think the actors did an excellent job portraying the different emotions and feelings. I think that the movie is very moving and has a lot of emotional content. I think this movie is a very well made and it should be watched by everyone who has a family member that is struggling with a serious illness.