'Los Punks' Doc Trailer Explores Thriving L.A. Subculture (Exclusive)

'Los Punks: We Are All We Have'
Angela Boatwright

The intimate doc, making its world premiere at Slamdance, zooms in on the genre's local promoters, musicians and devout fans, who consist predominantly of Latino teens and young adults.

"I'm a punk — I love music, I love noise," says a fan in the trailer for Los Punks: We Are All We Have.

The intimate and honest documentary, which will make its world premiere at the Slamdance Film Festival as part of the documentary features competition, zooms in on the genre's local promoters, musicians and devout fans — predominantly Latino teens and young adults — who find meaning in the thriving punk-rock scene of South Central and East Los Angeles.

Inside the backyards and small rooms of this music community is a palpable sense of belonging, as noted in the trailer. "A lot of bands that have heart are poor and come from dirty, scummy, prostitute-filled, bullet-flying, filthy places that people go by as they're driving on the freeway," says one person, as clips show fans finding hope amid poverty and crime. Another adds, "The message is: You're not alone out there."

Directed by Angela Boatwright, the doc is produced for Vans: Off the Wall, Fusion and AOP Productions, and includes Doug Palladini, Eric Douat, Isaac Lee and Juan Rendon as executive producers, and Agi Orsi as producer.

The 2016 Slamdance Film Festival runs Jan. 22-28. Watch the trailer below.

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