New York Times article

Arts & Leisure feature, Sunday Oct. 26, 2014

Village Voice recap

“Top 10 films of 2014”

Time Out New York review

Critics’ pick/4 stars: “Moving and raucous”

Chicago Tribune review

Critics’ pick/3.5 (of 4) stars: “Extremely tasty”

Boston Globe review

3.5 (of 4) stars: “Wry polemics, power chords”

Chicago Sun-Times review


Albuquerque Alibi

“Tremendous historical insight”


“A truly inspirational documentary”

The Dissolve review


Tallahassee Democrat article


New York Post review


Slant magazine review

“An exemplary film about an exemplary band”

Crave review


Vulture feature (New York mag)

“The Mekons [make] underachieving a
heroic  ideal.”

Seattle Star article

Interview with director Joe Angio

Portland Mercury review

“Leftist punk grows up”

Rollover to read article:

Los Angeles Times article

“A loving ode to an unsung band”

Rolling Stone article

“Kick-ass doc”

Village Voice review

Critics’ pick: “Jubilant”

New York Times review

Critics’ pick: “Infectious…contagious” review

“Sharply crafted…”

Boston Globe article

“Effectively captures the band’s charisma”

Austin Chronicle

Critics’ pick; interview with Sally Timms

Nashville Scene review

Critics’ pick

This Week in New York review

3.75 stars (of 4): “Amazing”

Blouin ArtInfo review

“Curse on the Record Industry”

Seattle Stranger review

Critics’ pick

The Reader (Chicago)

Critics’ pick, CIMMfest roundup

Houston Press

Critics’ pick

The Onion A/V Club review

Grade A-: “A sharp portrait of one of rock’s
messiest bands”

Santa Fe Pasatiempo

Critics’ pick: 4 (of 4) stars

Articles on DOC NYC premiere:

The Hollywood Reporter review

“A buoyant exploration of the musicians’ devotion
to their art and each other”

Vogue Italia

“A fresh portrait of artistic integrity”

Filmmaker magazine article

Functional Art: Joe Angio on Revenge of the Mekons

Unseen Films

“One of the best films at DOC NYC”

Paste magazine

Feature article

MusicFilmWeb article

“A story of collectivist spirit and triumphant resistance”

DOC NYC recommendations

The Wall Street Journal

DOC NYC highlights

Articles on Kickstarter campaign:


Sweet Sweetband’s Baadasssss Songs

The Stranger

Viva La Mekons Forever


Film at 11: The Mekons


Jon Langford: What the Mekons Is


March, 2011: “Next Big Rock Docs”


“An infectious new documentary”
—New York Times