Roughly a year or two ago, a site and facebook page were put up with some information about a movie in the making about the history of Descendents and ALL. The directors Deedle Lacour and Matt Riggle have posted that they are looking for old photos and video footage for the film (being that it’s at least a year old posting, I’m not entirely sure if they’re still looking for photos or footage). This is definitely something that is way overdue and can possibly be one of the best films released of various collections.
Nearly two years ago tape was rolled on the first of more than 40 interviews in an attempt to tell the story of some of the most over-achieving and under-documented people in music history, hence becoming FILMAGE: The Story of DESCENDENTS/ALL.
Now, to address the question that has (lovingly) plagued the creators from the get-go: When can anyone see this? As you may know, the story of this band’s 33-year career is vast. And the objective has been to touch on all aspects, diving deeply as often as possible. So when you put that up against the backdrop of four people working out of their own pocket during the hours after their “real” jobs have ceased, you can maybe see why this movie hasn’t been finished in the blink of an eye.
That being said, a commercial release date remains undetermined at this time. The creators/directors will spend the upcoming months touring the festival circuit and figuring out the best means of distribution. However, until that is decided, they are excited to announce plans to hold public screenings of the movie in select cities across the country this year, beginning with a premiere in the band’s hometown of Fort Collins, Colorado. Dates and theatres are still being nailed down, so please watch the official site (www.filmagemovie.com) and if you have the means to help produce a screening in your town, you are welcomed to contact them.
Also, they thank “official” DESCENDENTS/ALL artist, Chris Shary, for providing the artwork for the film (seen on the site). For years Chris has been drawing album covers, t-shirt designs, bonus cups, and much more for the band, and once again he has knocked it out of the park. It’s always nice to see Milo and Allroy sharing a moment.
Speaking of sharing, all are invited to share the video/trailer/knowledge of this movie with anyone you know who may be a fan, or anyone who might be interested in discovering one of the most important foundations of punk rock.
For more details, keep an eye on www.filmagemovie.com