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In an interview published in this week’s issue of Treasure Hunters Extraordinaire, musical historian Griselda Von Trier describes her latest expedition as “Simply ze most incredible experience” of her illustrious career. “Upon reading a tome titled Tanz der Tage (“Dance of Days”), I made a startling discovery,” Von Trier explains. “If you stand center-stage at Fort Reno and hold up ze photo of Henry Rollins against ze moon at midnight, a tattoo in the shape of a treasure map appears on his left buttock.” The map’s instructions led her to the home of the book’s co-author, Mark Andersen, where—underneath a stack of moldering Positive Force flyers—she came across a chest containing a treasure trove of archival footage of D.C. bands that Andersen had collected during the course of his research. “Home videos, interviews, concert performances… Zounds! It’s the Holy Grail of punk rock!” In film form, that is. The films—most of which will be shown publicly for the first time—will screen at 9 p.m. on the Black Cat’s Backstage, 1811 14th St. NW. $5 (sponsored by Positive Force; proceeds to benefit Jobs with Justice). (202) 667-7960. (Matthew Borlik)