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pogo2posterFINAL2The Last Pogo Jumps Again studies the evolution of Toronto from small town to big city and it’s pop/counter-culture lifestyle during the early and mid-70s.  It centers around the first wave of Toronto punk rock and new-wave music, from the Ramones playing the New Yorker Theatre in ’76 through the police shutting down Teenage Head and causing a riot at the Horseshoe Tavern’s infamous “The Last Pogo” concert in December 1978.

London had the Sex Pistols, New York had the Ramones, but Toronto had a punk movement all it’s own.  The Toronto landscape by the late ’70s was forever changed with the infusion of the DIY/Punk/Alternative Culture(s) movement.  Six years in the making, The Last Pogo Jumps Again successfully explores the whys and wherefores of what was arguably one of the most exciting but misunderstood movements in Toronto’s history.

The DVD contains the 204 minute documentary, plus over a 100 minutes of added material, and a snazzy 24-page booklet.  Check the Shop for details on where you can purchase it.

The Last Pogo (1978) is the documentary that chronicled the last punk rock show at the Horseshoe Tavern when it was run by legendary Toronto promoters The Garys (Topp and Cormier) featuring The Scenics, Cardboard Brains, The Secrets, The Mods, The Ugly, The Viletones and Teenage Head. The Last Pogo was released on DVD in 2008 to great reviews.  Available at the Shop.

“Free buttons…Cynthia Ross…Damian Abraham!”

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“Free buttons…Stacey Case…Cynthia Ross…Damian Abraham!”

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Here’s some buttons, designed by Stacey Case, that we’re giving away to the stores and our shop when you buy a DVD.

Wait, what?! You not only get a three a half hour critically acclaimed documentary and a hundred minutes of awesome stuff AND a 24 page booklet designed by Alicia Romigio — but you get these cool buttons too!?  How can they do this!?  THEY HAVE NO BUSINESS SENSE!  $25.00, cheap!

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The lovely and talented B-Girl Cynthia Ross seems to have single-handedly gotten the word out in NYC about our film: The Pogo I.T. department noticed a rise in hits from that greatest city in the world.

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Last Pogo Jumps Again co-producer/co-director Colin Brunton was on the Damian Abraham podcast Turned Out A Punk on Thursday.  Here’s a spoilerDamian was not like he is on stage.  He didn’t cut his forehead, or scream all his questions, or even take off his shirt off.  Will be broadcast in a couple of weeks.

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