The Salivation Army

Scott Treleaven

2001, 22:00 minutes, colour/B&W, English


A tale of blood, sex, spit, punk & cult recruitment: for three years the Salivation Army operated a counterculture zine aimed at restless queer punk youth. But during their brief existence what began as a small, local gang transformed into an increasingly dangerous cult network. Part confessional, part recruitment drive, this film is at once lush, vicious, erotic and instructional. A cut and paste portrait of the underground itself.

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Critical Writing

Local talent featured at 15th annual Images Festival: Video and...
by Lydia Hanson. The Liberty Gleaner, Apr. 2002.
Leader of the pack: Scott Treleaven unleashes The Salvation Army
by Catharine Tunnacliffe. EYE WEEKLY, Apr. 11, 2002, v. 11, no. 26.
Inside Out
by Jason McBride. LIFT, May 2002, v. 22, no. 3.
Images Festival of Independent Film and Video
by Stephen Lam. Take One, May 2002, no. 37.
Mixed Company: Art Fags Map Alt Histories
by Ed Halter. The Village Voice, Nov. 20, 2002.
Spit & polish: Good things come in small packages
by Nick Davies. Xtra!, May 30, 2002, no. 459.