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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 Last Pogo Jumps Again colouring book!
Looking for a last minute stocking stuff?  Don’t want to spend a lot of money? Hey, it’s the holiday season, so here’s a little colouring book designed by Rick Trembles, that talented  fella from Montreal that did all the graphics for our film. Modeled on the old Archie comic books of the eighties, complete with a page of cheesy ads, these are high res images, so ...
Happy New Ears
Take this bus to see the movie in Winnipeg this March. The DVD of The Last Pogo Jumps Again continues to sell (click store here to learn how to buy it) and theatrical screenings continue on weekends in Toronto at Reg Hart’s cozy Cineforum. Note:  LSD use not essential. A nice review in Big Takeover magazine has created a bit more awareness in ...
You’re going to need a bigger box of popcorn.
Toronto 1976 – 1978:  Queen St West was a ghost-town; you weren’t allowed to put handbills up on telephone poles, and you could get arrested for wearing studded collars and yelled at if your hair was dyed purple. After starting this project in 2006, our Digital Versatile Disc (DVD) of our monster 204 minute documentary,  The Last Pogo Jumps Again, is out. Its the original 204 minute documentary, ...
Odd and sods blog
Montreal-based artist Rick Trembles did all of the graphics for our movie The Last Pogo Jumps Again, as well as design the promotional t-shirt, poster and the font we used for subtitles.  If you wanna learn more about Rick’s artwork, then you should definitely be clicking on this link here, and watch a PowerPoint presentation.  Good stuff. We came upon this tweet by Globe & ...
Viliam Hrubovak/Jolie Fejer photos, and thanks for dropping by.
After eight shows in one week at the Big Picture Cinema in Toronto’s east end, our first run has come to a close.  We got a ton of great press, but more gratifying was the reaction we got at the theatre:  applause every night;  no walk-outs;  and people pleasantly surprised that a 3 hr 20 minute movie could move so fast.  As Less Lee Moore of Popshifter said: 
The Tremblays: Battling Nazis and bad music since 1941.
Montreal artist & guitarist Rick Trembles created the font, comics, poster and T-shirts (on sale here!) for our movie The Last Pogo Jumps Again, and his father Jack Tremblay co-created Rick. Jack Tremblay was born in 1926 in Rhode Island.  The family moved to Thunder Bay (or Tunder Bay for those with a French-Canadian accent), and then finally settled in Montreal when Jack was eight.  ...
Substance abuse, violence, coarse language. Hey-o.
To paraphrase The Secrets, “…it’s time to shine your shoes, it’s time to comb your hair…” because it was time to get a new and improved website up designed by www.p49.ca Couple checking out new website. (hat-tip to http://howdoesitfeeltobe.files.wordpress.com/2012/07/hanson-tourists-ii-19881.jpeg) Since premiering to a sold out show at Canadian Music Week in March, we’ve been gearing up for a theatrical run in Toronto (details TBA), ...
Last countdown for Last Pogo Jumps Again
Producer/Directors Colin Brunton and Kire Paputts sport cool tees.  Photo by English Nigel. So, another week or so and we’re finished.  Montreal artist Rick Trembles has created a beautiful suitable-for-framing poster;  Daniel Pellerin at Theatre D Digital stitched in a few changes in the mix, and Mijo are doing a fresh high-def transfer.  Stay tuned for an announcement about the cast and crew screening, coming soon.  No, really.
Surgery, Major and Minor
With a little minor surgery on the film (remixing a couple of bits with Daniel Pellerin) and major surgery on the poster (awesome, Rick Trembles) we’re getting closer and closer to the finish line.  “Cast and Crew” screening in Toronto coming very soon.
From Bucket List to Fuck It List
The Pogo Department of Propaganda is getting a trailer made for our film.  Award-winning editor Trevor Ambrose (Saturday Night Live, Good God, Stepping Razor Red X) is going to get his hands dirty over the next little while, and we’ll create a link to it when it’s done. Detail from Tremble’s cartoon review of The Last Pogo from the DVD release in 2008. Meanwhile, in Montreal (host of ...