Friday, December 10, 2010

Montreal Screening

If anyone's going to be in Montreal this Saturday, Dec. 11, the Blue Sunshine Theatre is show circa 1977: The Diodes along with a 16mm print of the Ross McLaren film Crash'n'Burn. Plus Diodes manager Ralph Alfonso will be displaying some of his photos from back in the day.

Blue Sunshine Theatre
3660 Boul. St. Laurent, 3rd Floor
438 380-5869

Montreal Mirror:

Monday, July 19, 2010

CIUT Radio Interview

Director Aldo Erdic was interviewed yesterday by Stephe Perry at CIUT 89.5 FM for his show Equalizing X Distort. Stephe has been instrumental in documenting and archiving the current and past Toronto punk scene. His radio program has been carrying interviews and live studio sessions for over 10 years, many of which are readily available for download on his blog site:

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Alan Cross Interview With The Diodes

Here's an interview with Paul Robinson and John Catto by Alan Cross on his Explore Music podcast, recorded a few days before circa 1977's premiere. The Diodes segment starts at 9:00 minutes and the film is discussed at 29:00 minutes. There are a lot of details of what Paul and John did after the Diodes broke up in 1981, including working with comedian Ricky Gervais and Killing Joke's Youth (around 25:00 minutes).

Friday, June 25, 2010

IndieCan Radio Interview

Circa 1977: The Diodes wrapped up in Toronto with a second screening at the Oz Gallery. It was good to see some of the younger generation being drawn to the film by some of the media attention the film has been getting.

NxNE was a great success. The film festival director, Ambrose Roche, said "the mix of circa 1977 and The Blank Generation was a highlight of the fest." also posted the interview that Joe Chisholm did with Paul Robinson, Aldo Erdic and Ian Mackay on June 16. Below are the links to the audio stream (episode 185):

Audio stream:
(The Diodes segment starts at 40:00 minutes in.)

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Toronto Film Scene Review

Here's a review of the film by Jovana Jankovic from Toronto Film Scene:

"All sorts of metaphysical issues abound here: nostalgia, ‘reality’, duration, the passage of time, aging, mortality, and along with these, the notion of cultural eras, trends, fashions, revolutions in thought and art. Yes, I’m being quite lofty here, but to be honest, these are exactly the kinds of thoughts that went through my head as I watched Aldo Erdic’s short film Circa 1977: The Diodes (2009) at the North by Northeast (NXNE) festival last week."

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

"Moondog's Ballroom" Radio Interview

Daibhid James (right) interviewed Aldo Erdic (centre), director of circa 1977, and Vince Carlucci (left) on his "Moondog's Ballroom" radio show broadcast yesterday on CIUT 89.5 at the University of Toronto. Aldo discussed his film and Vince talked about his late 1970's band the Cardboard Brains and his photo exhibit of Toronto punk photos.

Here is Vince's blog:

Here's Daibhid's MySpace site where he has his radio playlists, concert listings and some great videos:

Monday, June 21, 2010

2nd Toronto Screening

After a successful, sold out screening at the NxNE Film Festival, circa 1977: The Diodes will be shown a second time this Friday June 25 at Oz Studios, Toronto.

NOW Magazine gave the film a 4 out of 5 star rating and said that the film "creates a vivid picture of the Toronto punk scene 33 years past."

The screening at Oz Studios is in conjunction with the exhibit "Your Pretty Face Is Going To Hell: Toronto Punk 1973-1982", a collection of rare photographs by Vince Carlucci of the Cardboard Brains. The night will also include a rare screening of the The Last Pogo, the original 1978 documentary on the Toronto punk scene directed by Colin Brunton (Roadkill, Highway 69, Hedwig And The Angry Inch).

Admission is free but seating is limited.

Oz Studios
134 Ossington Ave.

Date: Friday, June 25
Screening Times: 8:00 & 9:30 pm