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My Career as a Jerk

Dir. Dave Markey | 2012 | 96 min

NEW LOWER PRICE! The real deal story of the ultimate California hardcore band, the Circle Jerks.

From the beginning, LA punk band the Circle Jerks were rooted in controversy. Formed by ex members of Black Flag and Red Cross (now Redd Kross) in 1979, the band came to encapsulate the image, sound and energy of California hardcore. Punk filmmaker David Markey (1991: The Year Punk Broke, The Slog Movie) mixes in-depth interviews, rare live footage, and historical perspective to illustrate the story of one of the most influential bands in the American underground. My Career as a Jerk follows the band from their early days and classic debut to navigating the independent label and touring scene of the '80s to the addictions, fights, and injuries that forced their break-up. Of course, the story doesn't quite end there ...

MFW Nugget

My Career as a Jerk, released in 2012, includes Super-8 gig footage director Dave Markey shot more than 30 years earlier fior his first film, the 1982 punk collage The Slog Movie, which also featured Circle Jerks.

Circle Jerks
Also Appearing
Keith Morris
Greg Hetson
Lucky Lehrer
Zander Schloss
Earl Liberty
Henry Rollins
J Mascis
Brian Baker
United States
band biography
Los Angeles