I AM TX

On their last day of tour, a black punk band find themselves in awkward, surreal, and life-threatening situations with an ignorant cast of characters.

Director’s Vision

Growing up black and alternative, I was always (with very few exceptions) the only person of color in my social circles. I was a kid with an affinity for Slipknot and Blackstreet; I was Afro-punk before I even knew the word existed. As I got older, I began to feel increasingly more alienated because I could never just be one of the cool kids. I always had to be the cool “black kid”. And there could be only one.

I wrote I AM TX expressly for the people of color who navigate alternative spaces. I’ve always felt that while there are a handful of documentaries that explore these ideas, representation of this type in the narrative and fictional realms is sorely lacking.