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From Punk Rock To Soccer Dads: 'The Other F Word' Film Screens in Pasadena

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Still from 'The Other F Word' of Flea (Red Hot Chili Peppers) and his daughter.
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Screening today in Pasadena, The Other F Word documentary explores what happens when some of the L.A. punk scene’s leading men become fathers. Pennywise’s Jim Lindberg, who famously belted out “F--- Authority,” Blink 182’s Mark Hoppus, and Red Hot Chili Peppers’ Flea, among others, open up about their journey from anti-authoritarian punks to the ultimate authority figures- dads.

Punk rock dad: an oxymoron? The Other F Word looks into the often-troubled, rebellious childhoods of punk rock royalty and how they now embrace fatherhood on their own terms—often channeling their rage to create a better future for their kids. From Everclear’s Art Alexakis singing nursery rhymes to his daughter in the car to Rancid’s tattooed Lars Frederiksen pushing his daughter on a swing, the film gives a glimpse into the delicate balance of being hands-on dads without completely losing their edge.

Other dads featured in the film include skater Tony Hawk, Mark Mothersbaugh (Devo), Tony Adolescent (The Adolescents), Ron Reyes (Black Flag), Fat Mike (NOFX), Tim McIlrath (Rise Against) and many others.

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Laemmle Playhouse in Pasadena will screen The Other F Word tonight at 7 p.m. and 9:50 p.m., $11 admission.

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