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Oscilloscope and Showtime Buy Punk-Rock Dad Doc “The Other F Word”

Oscilloscope and Showtime Buy Punk-Rock Dad Doc "The Other F Word"

Punk-rock dad doc “The Other F Word” has been jointly acquired by Oscilloscope Laboratories and Showtime Networks.

Directed by Andrea Blaugrund Nevins, “The Other F Word ” premiered at the SXSW Film Festival and includes fatherhood testimonies from an assortment of present-day and former punk-rock performers. Oscillioscope plans a fall theatrical release, with Showtime broadcasting the film in 2012.

Here’s the logline (and Adam Yauch’s quote, because why not):

The revealing and touching film asks what happens when a generation’s ultimate anti-authoritarians — punk rockers — become society’s ultimate authorities – dads. With a large chorus of punk rock’s leading men – Blink-182’s Mark Hoppus, Red Hot Chili Peppers’ Flea, Rise Against’s Tim McIlrath – THE OTHER F WORD follows Jim Lindberg, a 20-year veteran of the skate punk band Pennywise, on his hysterical and moving journey from belting his band’s anthem ”F–k Authority,” to embracing his ultimately authoritarian role in mid-life: fatherhood.

Other dads featured in the film include skater Tony Hawk, Art Alexakis (Everclear), Mark Mothersbaugh (Devo), Tony Adolescent (The Adolescents), Fat Mike (NOFX), Lars Frederiksen (Rancid), and many others.

Adam Yauch, head of Oscilloscope Laboratories said, “When I first heard about this film about musician fathers, I thought, ‘Oh no, not another film that everyone thinks I’m going to like…’ But I was actually very moved by it, pleasantly surprised, and glad I didn’t go with my first instinct. It’s a beautiful and touching film.”

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