10th Anniversary Special Edition Available Now !!!

“It doesn't seem too bold to say Half-Cocked is an Easy Rider for the
'90's and deserves as much attention.”

- Alternative Press

“Bracing in its dry humor and first-hand accuracy.”
- Variety

“Hawley and Galinsky know how to make pictures that shudder with feeling.”
- Manohla Dargis

In true DIY fashion, underground classics Half-Cocked and Radiation are being released as a double DVD via filmmakers Michael Galinsky and Suki Hawley’s RUMUR imprint. Copies of Half-Cocked, which had a limited release on VHS in ‘97, are so scarce that they trade for upwards of $200 on Amazon.com.

Made in 1994 in Louisville, Nashville and Chattanooga, Half-Cocked follows a group of kids who steal a van full of music equipment and pretend to be a band in order to stay on the road. The film features Ian Svenonius and members of Rodan and The Grifters, with music by Unwound, Slant 6, Freakwater, Versus, Polvo, Smog, Helium and others.

While touring with Half-Cocked in rock clubs around the world, Hawley and Galinsky shot their follow up film, Radiation, in Spain. It follows a Spanish rock promoter who takes American bands on tour. When he screws everything up and the band takes off, he is forced to improvise to save his business. Radiation premiered at The Sundance Film Festival in 1999 and went on to screen at over 40 international festivals. However, this will be the first time it is commercially available. Featuring cameos by acts like Stereolab, Will Oldham, and Boston’s Come, the film was hailed by music and film critics for its accurate portrayal of life on the road.

The DVD will be available in stores nationwide February 13th and in addition to the two films will feature lots of bonus materials, including a making-of short about Half-Cocked and Radiation, music videos, slideshows (with over 400 photos), and over two hours of extra music.


Wednesday Feb 7th – Seattle, WA @ NW Film Forum
7pm and 9 pm (Half-Cocked and Slideshow)

Feb 7th through 14th– Boston, MA @ The Video Underground

Thursday Feb 8th - Richmond VA @ Hyperlink Cafe

with One Friend and three other bands
Plan 9 Music will have the DVD as a sale item

Saturday Feb 10th - Cleveland OH @ PARISH HALL

Sunday Feb 11th - Brooklyn, NY @ Rope

3PM Slideshow /Half-Cocked / Radiation
415 Myrtle Ave (Cross Street: Clinton Ave/Vanderbilt Ave) (718) 522-2899
C; G at Clinton-Washington; B, M, Q, R at DeKalb

Monday Feb 12th - Brooklyn, NY @ Vox Pop

7PM - Slideshow / Half-Cocked
1022 Cortelyou Rd. Brooklyn (718) 940 2084
Subway: Q train to Cortelyou, OR F train to Ditmas

Monday Feb 12th – Austin, TX @ Alamo Draft house

Monday Feb 12 - Charlottesville VA @ Satellite Ballroom

doors at 8 FREE

Tuesday Feb 13th - New York, NY @ Anthology Film Archives
6PM -Slideshow / 7PM Half-Cocked / 8:45 PM Radiation (Q and A after each film)
2 Second Avenue (at Second Street) (212) 505-5181

Thursday Feb 15th - Columbus OH @ Carabar

Sunday Feb 18th - Chapel Hill @ Reservoir Bar

Tuesday Feb 20th - Raliegh NC @ Kings Barcade

Friday Feb 23rd - Philladelphia, PA @ International House
filmmakers in attendance

Sunday Mar 4th – Albuquerque, NM @ Guild Cinema