It's a curious path that takes one from rock outcast to full fatherhood, yet many of the practitioners of that most confrontational of musical forms, punk, find themselves following it. In The Other F Word, filmmakers Andrea Blaugrund Nevins and Cristan Reilly have tracked down the men who built lives upon artistic rebellion -- prime amongst them their main subject, Pennywise's Jim Lindberg, but also Rise Against's Tim McIlrath, Blink-182′s Mark Hoppus, Red Hot Chili Pepper's Flea, Everclear's Art Alexakis, and Devo's Mark Mothersbaugh, among others -- and explored the effort that goes into reconciling one's creative soul with shopping for school supplies.
The final result is a fascinating and occasionally moving exploration of men who confront not only careers that demand increasing amounts of time away from home just when it's least advantageous, but who also have to face how their own rebellious and sometimes tortured youths might affect how they approach their responsibilities as fathers.
Click on the player to hear my interview with Nevins and Reilly.
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