Special Co-presentation with the Balagan Film Series

Time: 7:30PM

Location: The Brattle Theatre

Details: Skype Q&A

Filmmaker(s): Jukka Kärkkäinen and J-P Passi

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Synopsis: The Punk Syndrome is a film about the Finnish punk-rock band Pertti Kurikan nimipäivät (Pertti Kurikka’s Name Day), formed by four mentally disabled guys. It follows the band’s journey from their rehearsal room to festival stages and into the limelights. The film shows the love and hate between them. The arguments. The crying. The laughter. It shows what punk used to be about: misfits screaming their lungs out about real problems. Is this the last punk band in the World? And they are here to make a fuss.

Filmmakers Jukka Kärkkäinen and J-P Passi will attend through Skype for Q&A.

Jukka Kärkkainen has been making documentary films since 2003. Aside from filmmaking Jukka has a background as a construction worker. He is the co-founder of Mouka Filmi production company.

J-P Passi has worked as a cinematographer since 2000. He also directs and works as a scriptwriter every now and then.

“Opens a window on to another world.” –The Guardian

“Rough, rousing, and raucous rock-doc.” –Total Film