The Troublemakers was the first film by G. B. Jones; made on Super 8 mm film and proved influential, although rarely screened afterwards till the mid 2000s.
“The Troublemakers, is a home movie, just like the home movies everyone made with their Super 8 cameras in the 1950’s and 60’s, shot mostly in my room and my neighbourhood, except instead of featuring a family in a nice home it features everyone living in our condemned house back then… Caroline Azar, Bruce LaBruce, Anita Smith and me… and people who came to visit us, like Joe The Ho, Stevie Sinatra and Dave-Id”. —G. B. Jones
G. B. Jones is a Canadian artist, filmmaker, musician, and publisher of zines based in Toronto, Canada. Her drawings have been featured at galleries around the world, and her films screened at numerous film festivals, both in Canada and abroad. Her most recent collaboration has been with Opera Arcana, featuring Minus Smile of Kids on TV.
In the early 1980s Jones joined her first band, the experimental industrial synth punk group, Bunny & the Lakers. Led by songwriter Peter Morgan and including Howard Pope, the band released one limited edition LP called Numbers, which has since become a collector’s item. The trio performed live only once in Toronto.
From the early 1980s to the late 1990s, Jones performed with the experimental post-punk band Fifth Column, playing drums, guitar and background vocals, and was one of the co-founders of the group. The band’s first album, To Sir With Hate was released in 1985. The same year saw the release of the influential fanzine J.D… read more