I WAS BORN, BUT...

AFI Silver Theatre and Cultural Center - October 9, 2005 - 9:25 PM

Cost: $9.25
Ticket Code: 1009F

I WAS BORN, BUT...
Documentary Feature
Director:
Roddy Bogawa
Format:
16 mm
Running Time:
90
Bookended by the deaths of Joey Ramone and Joe Strummer, I WAS BORN, BUTů is a very personal documentary by Roddy Bogawa about his experience of growing up in the L.A. punk scene. As archival photographs and street scenes shot in 16mm flash on the screen, the filmmaker reminisces in a thoughtful voice-over about discovering his identity as an artist, filmmaker, and Asian American. Random Chinatown encounters, impromptu memorials to dead rock stars, and letters from his father all blend together in a collage of memory and sound. With music and concert footage by Seam and Joe Strummer and the Mescaleros, this is a sonically exciting, visually enticing film about the collision of art, music, and identity, with reflections on the mortality of individuals and movements.