Documentary filmmaker Corbett Redford grew up in Pinole in the 1980s and 1990s, where he says he felt “trapped in a monoculture of fast-food, identical homes and dead-end jobs.”
In his late teens, hungry for excitement and creativity, he discovered Berkeley’s all-ages punk club and collective, 924 Gilman. The community surrounding it became a formative influence on his life. His first film, TURN IT AROUND: THE STORY OF EAST BAY PUNK, is a lovingly-crafted history of that community. It's full of archival photos, videos, zines, and flyers from the scene that birthed well-known bands like Green Day and Rancid--as well as now multiple generations of socially-conscious punks. Corbett Redford spoke with KALW’s Jen Chien about the making of the film.