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"Volunteering for Idiots": Dive into The Punk Rock Rebellion in New Documentary

From anarchy to altruism check out the chronicles of this punk band in their new documentary teaser.

TOKYO, Jan 16 (News On Japan) - A teaser for the documentary film "Volunteering for Fools," which follows the punk band The Swanky's, has been released on YouTube.

The film features interviews with The Swanky's members: vocalist WATCH, bassist TV, guitarist LOODS, and drummer BEER, conducted over an extended period.

It unravels the history of The Swanky's through these interviews, as well as rare footage and audio recordings, and testimonies from numerous celebrities influenced by their music and fashion. The film includes appearances by notable figures such as Ayanokoji Sho (Kishidan), TOSHI-LOW (BRAHMAN, OAU), Kotoe Eiji (Biking), and Kukki! (Yasei Bakudan). The teaser contains clips of the band members filmed between 2021 and 2022.

Directed by Kouta Seshimo, "Volunteering for Fools" will have an advanced screening at kino cinema Tenjin in Fukuoka starting March 15th. The film will then be released sequentially nationwide, beginning in Tokyo at UPLINK Kichijoji and other locations from March 22nd. *The official spelling of kino cinema includes an accent aigu (é) on the 'e'.

The film's teaser and additional information can be found on the official website. There is no current schedule for nearby cinema showings. For more detailed searches, please refer to the information provided by Pia.

Readers' reactions to the announcement have been positive, with the official Twitter account of Cinema Natalie sharing the news of the teaser release: "The documentary 'Volunteering for Fools' about The Swanky's has released its teaser. #TheSwankys #VolunteeringforFools"

Source: Natalie


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