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Directed by Lance Bangs

United States

Even those who haven’t heard Slint have heard Slint. Not only did the band’s members go on to perform with acts as diverse as The Breeders, Tortoise, Inter- pol, Stereolab and Yeah Yeah Yeahs, but the cutting, complicated dynamics of their second and final album, 1991’s Spiderland, essentially birthed post-rock. In a riveting study, Portland music clip director and Slint super fan Lance Bangs unearths priceless VHS footage of the gawky teens (some of it shot by Will Oldham) that crafted such elemental and unsettling sounds. And two decades of interviews with members, parents, hangers-on and indie luminaries—including Steve Albini, Fugazi’s Ian MacKaye and Jesus Lizard’s David Yow—reveal their influence… “Bangs has turned in without a doubt the best film he’s ever made.”—Tiny Mix Tapes.

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.