Mars Roberge, aka Die J! Mars, is bringing his latest film, Scumbag, to Queens for the North American premiere
by Bryen Dunn
Absolution DJ-turned filmmaker, Die J! Mars (real name: Mars Roberge), is bringing his latest film Scumbag to Queens for the North American premiere after three sold out shows in Rotterdam. Semi-autobiographical, Scumbag is about a Goth DJ who takes a day job at a telemarketing company where he works with ex-prisoners, drug-dealers, crazy people and murderers. The time on the main characters life begins to tick as he battles the law, addiction and his own sanity all while trying to maintain the only thing good left in his life, his girlfriend.
Goth fans should watch out for cameos by Kid Congo Powers (Fur Bible, The Cramps, Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds, The Gun Club), Don Bolles (45 Grave, The Germs), Little Annie (The Swans, Crass) and Nick Zedd (the man who coined Death Rock). Plus, the music has an original soundtrack containing unreleased songs by Jim Sclavunos (Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds, Lydia Lunch), Elaine Benavides (Flesh Fetish, Crash Worship) and Steve Strange (Visage).
Check out the official Scumbag trailer below, along with other music videos with scenes from the film that were also by director Mars Roberge.
Scumbag plays Queens World Film Festival on March 18th at 8pm EST in the Redstone Theater of Museum of Moving Image (Astoria, Queens). There will be a Q & A conducted by Kayvon Zand featuring the cast and filmmaker.
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