Punk’s first language was English, but it soon learned many other tongues, including Basque, Polish, and Chinese. In this hemisphere, Spanish was a logical choice, yet even the prime movers of the ’90s Latino hardcore scene didn’t initially realize that precedents existed for their music. In Chicago, where Beyond the Screams director Martin Sorrondeguy once sang with the hardcore band Los Crudos, Spanish-speaking kids were first surprised and then inspired by the sounds of Argentinian punks. Only 30 minutes long, this lively 1999 documentary doesn’t have much time for context, but it notes that Los Angeles’ late-’70s scene—home to the Zeros and the Plugz—had a significant Latino accent. From L.A. to El Paso to New York, bands like Huasinpungo, Youth Against, and Kontra Attaque had plenty to protest, even in the narcotized ’90s. “What are borders? Lies!” goes one memorable refrain. A discussion will follow the screening at 9 p.m. on the Black Cat’s Backstage, 1811 14th St. NW. $5 (proceeds benefit Visions in Feminism). (202) 667-7960. (Mark Jenkins)