EDGE is a documentary about straight edge in the past, present and in the future.
28 years after Minor Threat published the song "Straight Edge" a world-wide, vibrating counterculture has developed under this name. Straight Edge stand for the rejection of alcohol, tobacco and other drugs as well as promiscious sex. The origin of the scene can be found in the punk and hardcore scene in the US of the 1980s. The motivation for living straight edge are quite different: from negative drug experiences over aspects of health to political reasons.
The documentary EDGE shows a very sophisticated picture of the straight edge scene in past, present and future. Ian MacKaye (Minor Threat/Fugazi), Karl Buechner (Earth Crisis) und Ray Cappo (Youth of Today/Shelter) talk about the development of the movement in the past years and about their own experiences. But it does not only present the view of the stars on straight edge, but also of 9 other interviews living in different US-cities who were asked to tell about their everyday experiences.
DVD Special Features
- Deleted scenes: Kurt Schroeder, Kelly Leonard, Sean Muttaqi, Bill French
- Extended Interviews: Ian MacKaye, Ray Cappo, Ross Haenfler, Kent McClard
- Making of EDGE
- Audio commentary with directors Michael Kirchner & Marc Pierschel
- Premiere at the Helen Mills Theatre in New York City
- 12-page booklet
Screenplay and Direction:: Marc Pierschel, Michael Kirchner
Cast: Ian MacKaye, Ray Cappo, Karl Buechner, Russ Rankin, Dr. Ross Haenfler, Pat Flynn, Kent MacClard, Peter Young, Eva "Genie" Hall, Bull Gervasi, Priyesh Patel, Taylor Clements
Total runtime: 82 min, ca. 80 min extra material
Untertitel: Belarussian, English, French, German, Hebrew, Indonesian, Italian, Korean, Latvian, Malaysian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Ukrainian
Region code: all regions