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Self-indulgent pirate TV broadcasts. Painfully lame interpersonal arguments. Angsty whining about The Man. The completely unnecessary use of fire arms. Welcome to the Indie Rockalypse. Now. Altamont Now is a biting satire of how the "alternative" youth culture of America lifts its rebellion from the past. Borrowing the form of the Maysles' Gimme Shelter that documented the Rolling Stones' tragic Altamont concert, Altamont Now presents a unique revisioning of 1960s rock-sploitation films.
x The Movie! with commentary track
x Audio soundtrack of the songs performed in the movie by the band Enduro with Richard Havoc and Karen Kennedy
x Deleted and extended scenes... including the original movie ending which had been deemed too mind-blowing for human consumption
x Behind the scenes at the actual underground nuclear missile silo where ALTAMONT NOW was shot
x A never-before-seen clip of Richard Havoc recording (Don t) Hate the Kids circa 1998
x Short film "Out Getting Ribs" featuring Daniel Louis Rivas from Altamont Now and legendary model/artist/actor/provocateur Tony Ward
RIYL: Blank Generation, Smithereens, Hardcore Logo, Hedwig and the Angry Inch.
The greatest movie about untamed youth revolt since Riot on the Sunset Strip . --Revelation Perth International Film Festival
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Pulp Movies is an excellent website run by Paul P. out of Belgium- a nice compendium of all the genre filmmaking going on worldwide. Which makes it all the more exciting that Pulp Movies gave ALTAMONT NOW 4-stars! A little taste here...
Such an approach is not without its risks but writer/director Joshua Brown has managed to pull together a cast that is strong enough to make this work. All of the actors put in very solid performances and, although they are all stereotypes expressing clichés, you get a very strong sense that these are fully rounded stereotypes who really do believe in their clichés.
Special mention, though, has to go to Daniel Louis Rivas' utterly charismatic performance that manages to walk the very fine line between parody and slapstick. It is a great testament to Rivas' portrayal that, while I really did not like Richard Havoc at all, I was also very keen to know what was going to happen to him.
Also deserving of a mention is the soundtrack with which a variety of underground bands manage to generate a truly anarchic atmosphere and give the film a feel that sits somewhere between being a music documentary and an exploitation film.
Altamont Now is a very effective satire of the self-indulgent posturing and angsty whining of a bunch of wannabe rebels who are at a complete loss for anything to rebel against. This is an all-too familiar target and one that Brown gleefully and brilliantly skewers.