If you are interested in SCREENING the film, or scheduling an ARTIST TALK with a 30 minute slide show on the history of AfroPunk and DIY punk culture, please visit the contact page for more information.  For future screenings, please scroll to bottom of page.



  • FilmBar, Phoenix (May 2019)
  • Columbia University (April 2019)
  • Hamilton, Colgate University (April 2019)
  • New School, New York (April 2019)
  • San Antonio Texas, Xingonas in The Pit (March 2019)
  • Houston, Avant Garden (March 2019)
  • Bellingham, Pickford Film Center (Feb 2019)
  • Tacoma, King’s Books (Feb 2019)
  • Seattle, Ark Lodge Cinemas (Feb 2019)
  • Gary, Indiana Film Festival (Jan 2019)
  • Soho House, Chicago (Jan 2019)
  • Elastics Arts Space (Jan 2019)
  • Punk Black Festival (Nov 2018)
  • Duke University (October 2018)
  • The Hammer Museum, UCLA (August 2018)
  • Whittier College
  • Cal State Los Angeles
  • C-Squat, New York City
  • American Film Institute
  • Northwestern University
  • Missouri State University


  • The MOMA – New York
  • DuSable Museum of African American History
  • DePaul University, Chicago
  • Yale University
  • Harvard University
  • Oaklandish
  • Massachusetts College of Arts
  • Georgetown University
  • Columbia College Chicago
  • The Brooklyn Academy of Music
  • Brown University, Providence Rhode Island
  • Gilman Street, Berkeley
  • Fireside Bowl, Chicago
  • Emory University
  • DePauw University
  • George Washington University
  • ABC No Rio
  • Rutgers University
  • New Orleans Independent Media Center
  • Indiana University
  • Anthology Film Archives, NYC
  • Echo Park Film Center
  • Black Hollywood Education and Resource Center
  • University of Delaware
  • Black Cat, DC
  • East Carolina University
  • Emerson College
  • University of South Carolina
  • Boise State University
  • Oberlin College
  • University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
  • Berkeley College of Music
  • Guilford College, North Carolina
  • York University, Toronto
  • University of Kansas
  • Stone Center for Black Culture and History, UNC -Chapel Hill
  • The Rotunda, Philadelphia
  • University of Montana
  • University of Delaware
  • Bard College
  • New College of California, San Francisco
  • University of South Florida
  • Cal State University of Monterey Bay
  • University of Michigan
  • MJQ Concourse, Atlanta
  • TIFF, Toronto International Festival
  • American Black Film Festival
  • Festival International de Cine de Mar del Plata
  • Milan International Film Festival
  • Black Harvest Film Festival
  • Jamerican International Film Festival
  • The Fuji Rock Festival
  • South by Southwest Festival
  • San Francisco Black Film Festival
  • Langston Hughes Film Festival
  • Roxbury Film Festival
  • And hundreds of other organizations, colleges, universities, and independent spaces…


James Spooner Shows a Different Shade of Punk — Phoenix New Times

AfroPunk at The Hammer Museum (informal Q&A) –UCLA (video)

James Spooner on Minor Threat — Heat Rocks Podcast (audio)

Vegan Dark Skin Tattoos — LA Sentinel

The Misguided Evolution of AfroPunk — Bitch Media

How AfroPunk Became a Movement — Racked NYC

Rock N Roll Nigger Experience — Documentary is Never Neutral

James Spooner Interview — AfroPunk Media (video)

Gentrifying AfroPunk — New Yorker

Looking for The Punk — Nylon

The True Story of How AfroPunk Turned a Message board into a Movement — Fader

Is AfroPunk No Longer Punk — Vice

AfroPunk Started With a Documentary — Village Voice

AfroPunk’s Growing Pains — Mail & Guardian

James Spooner Goes in Depth — Tribes.org

The Evolution of AfroPunk — Mic

Director Interview — Indiana University Interview (video)

James Spooner on Grit — Grit TV (video)

Director Interview — DefKon (video)

Much Music Interview — Much Music (video)