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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.

April 21st, 2015 12:00am

One of the weirdest compliments Pogo co-producer/director Colin Brunton ever got was when he was at the Genies for his short film The Mysterious Moon Men of Canada in 1989, and a Winnipeg filmmaker at his table said “You seem like you should be from Winnipeg.”  So there’s that.  And now here’s a chance to see how Winnipegian his feature doc is.


At the Winnipeg Film Group Cinematheque.

Winnipeg Film Group
304 – 100 Arthur Street
Winnipeg, Manitoba
R3B 1H3 Canada

Phone: (204) 925-3456 (FILM)
Fax: (204) 942-6799
Email: [email protected]

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