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Directed by Sean Strauss

Portland 2014 77 mins.

In 1994, two unloved teenagers, David Frederickson and Mistina La Fave, met in St. Joseph, Missouri. Their common understanding of Manchester post-punk and broken hearts seared their hearts together. They married and divorced, but determined to maintain their friendship, continued with their band, The Prids. They moved to Portland in 2000, since then releasing ten albums, touring nationally, starting their own record label, and surviving a van accident. Back the Way We Came moves through time fluidly, focusing on their tour for their third album Chronosynclastic. Rather than chronicling hotel room antics and sniffing the backstage graffiti, Back the Way We Came is an exploration of the sometimes painful, familial elements which keep a band moving.

Genres: Documentary

Appears in: Northwest Tracking

The Northwest Film Center recognizes and honors the Indigenous peoples of this region on whose ancestral lands the museum now stands. These include the Willamette Tumwater, Clackamas, Kathlemet, Molalla, Multnomah and Watlala Chinook Peoples and the Tualatin Kalapuya who today are part of the Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde, and many other Native communities who made their homes along the Columbia River. We also want to recognize that Portland today is a community of many diverse Native peoples who continue to live and work here. We respectfully acknowledge and honor all Indigenous communities—past, present, future—and are grateful for their ongoing and vibrant presence.