Crass: Mick Duffield's Christ: The Movie (1996)

Genres - Music  |   Run Time - 80 min.  |   Countries - United Kingdom   |  
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Synopsis by Mark Deming

Crass was one of the most important and least compromising bands to emerge from the British punk rock scene of the late '70s. Unapologetic anarchists who employed music as a platform for radical political commentary and used their album covers, single sleeves, and lyric sheets as a medium for broadsides calling for the overthrow of what they saw as a corrupt political regime in the United Kingdom, Crass also walked as they talked, living in an anarchist commune they established, operating as a autonomous collective, releasing their own records (as well as material by like-minded bands from around the world), and leading any number of demonstrations and political actions. Crass: Mick Duffield's Christ: The Movie is a collection of short experimental films created by Mick Duffield, a member of the Crass collective, which were designed to be shown on-stage during Crass' live performances. The films are accompanied by music the group recorded for their album Yes Sir, I Will, a 1983 polemic on the ideas and realities behind the War in the Falklands.