When the Sex Pistols blew through America in 1978, director Lech Kowalski followed them with handheld cameras through the clubs and bars of their seven-city Southern tour. Mixing this with footage of other contemporary bands, trends in the fashion capitals, and punks of all shapes and
colors, he created a grainy, stained snapshot of a movement at its peak.
Fans are seen enthusing about the music; foes are seen condemning it. Belligerent punks spit and snarl; British upper-class members lament their lack of imagination and articulation. Bands X-Ray-Spex and Generation X play in their rehearsal spaces, and local nobodies Terry and the Idiots in a pub