US Premiere of PUNK VOYAGE (Tokasikajuttu) at Cleveland International Film Festival!
Tower City Cinemas
Sunday, April 08, 2018 at 9:15 PM
Tuesday, April 10, 2018 at 2:00 PM
Run Time: 97 minutes
In Finnish with English subtitles
In December 2016 a remarkable chapter in music history was closed as the Finnish punk rock band Pertti Kurikan Nimipäivät (PKN) retired. Punk Voyage is a feature length documentary film about the last years of the band, with all the ups and downs included.
After becoming celebrities in Finland, this quartet of musicians with learning disabilities continued to conquer new fans around the World. In its seven years run PKN played nearly 300 gigs in 16 countries. In 2015 the band was selected to represent Finland in the Eurovision Song Contest, where they played to over 100 million television spectators.
However, the busy traveling and success created a lot of pressure within the band: Kari, the singer, struggled with the temptations and responsibilities brought by publicity; bass player Sami extended his territory to politics and religion; drummer Toni’s and the band’s roadie Niila’s crush to the the same girl caused conflicts; and Pertti, the guitar player, tired of this all, decided to retire.
Punk Voyage is a film about being true to yourself, making hard decisions and moving on in life. A smelly journey full of tears and laughter.