Razing the Bar

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.

Genres: Documentary, Music