A documentary on LA hardcore heroes, the CIRCLE JERKS, entitled CIRCLE JERKS – My Life as a Jerk is set to be released on September 25, 2012 via MVD Entertainment Group.
Filmmaker David Markey (1991: The Year Punk Broke, The Slog Movie) mixes in-depth interviews, rare live footage and historical perspective to illustrate the story of one of the most influential bands in the American underground.
“I was at many of these shows, and let me tell you, there wasn’t a tighter band in Los Angeles at the time,” said Markey. “Making this film reminded me just how truly great they were.”
My Career as a Jerk follows the band from their early days and classic debut to navigating the independent label and touring scene of the 80’s to the addictions, fights and injuries that forced their break up.
Features interviews with members Keith Morris, Greg Hetson, Lucky Leher, Earl Liberty, Zander Schloss as well as J. Mascis (DINOSAUR JR.), Henry Rollins, Brian Baker (MINOR THREAT, BAD RELIGION), and more.
Pre-order the DVD here.