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Directed by Ryan Worsley

United States 2014 80 mins.

Loud, messy, and often outrageous, The Funhouse was one of Seattle’s landmark punk rock venues. From 2003 to 2012, the venue offered artists a place to experiment with new musical styles and performance ideas, and quickly became a breeding ground for local talent. Many members of the venue’s community found their way into the Seattle culture at- large, including the then-nascent burlesque movement and the Rat City Rollergirls. First-time director Ryan Worsley’s Razing the Bar stands as a testament to the creative community that The Funhouse fostered, as well as a warning of what can become lost in the all-consuming quest for urban density.