The House Of The Rising Punk

directed by Cristoph Dreher
produced by ZDF / 3 sat
Germany 1998
60 min
(about Patti Smith: 10 min)

This german documentary deals with CBGB’s and the history of punk / New Wave in the 70s. It features interesting interviews with many of the protagonists like Richard Hell and Hilly Krystal, and Patti Smith and Tom Verlaine have a conversation about that topic.
The film uses well known archive footage (mostly from "Blank Generation"), but also a rare short clip of "Piss Factory" performed at Max Kansas City 1974 from the so called "Bob Gruen tape".
The documentary was shown in a german and an english version.
House Of The Rising Punk 1
House Of The Rising Punk 2
House Of The Rising Punk 3