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Revenge of the Mekons / April 10, 11, 12

April 10, 2015 - April 12, 2015


April 10, 11, 12 Scroll down for times and locations



The Mekons contested the Religious Freedom Restoration Act and briefly considered withdrawing the Ryder screenings — instead they came up with a better idea. Read the Rolling Stone story here

Born out of the 1977 British punk scene, the Mekons progressed from a group of socialist art students with no musical skills to the prolific, raucous progeny of Hank Williams. Noted critic Lester Bangs called them “the most revolutionary group in the history of rock n roll.” (95 min)

co-presented by WFHB

What the film captures, beautifully, is that the Mekons make great music because, together and apart, they’re so alive to the world around them. –The Village Voice

The film is both a generous primer on the band, which grew out of the punk movement in Leeds, England, in 1977, and a celebration of its longevity. –The New York Times




Fri, April 10

Amour Fou 7:00 @ IU Woodburn

Revenge of the Mekons 7:45 @ IU Fine Arts


Sat, April 11

Amour Fou 4:00 & 7:00 @ IU Woodburn

Revenge of the Mekons 4:45 & 7:45 @ IU Fine Arts


Sun, April 12

Revenge of the Mekons  7:00 @ Bear’s Place

Amour Fou 4:00 @ IU Fine Arts



April 10, 2015
April 12, 2015
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