‘Punk the Capital’, A Documentary About the Washington DC Hardcore Punk Scene

Punk the Capital is an upcoming documentary about Washington DC’s hugely influential 1980s hardcore punk scene by filmmakers James Schneider and Paul Bishow. The still uncompleted film is currently seeking funding on Kickstarter to help push it through the editing phase.

Even with the planned next 6 months of full time editing, such a large amount of footage presents a steep mountain to climb. The success of this campaign will ensure that the film is completed in a swift time frame and will be well circulated.

Schneider and Bishop have been working on the film since 2003, having amassed more than 100 interviews with key figures from the scene, including Ian MacKaye of Minor Threat/Fugazi and HR of Bad Brains.