July 27, 2004 at 6:11 pm #47194
Got this update on ‘We Jam Econo – the story of the Minutemen’ through the Mike Watt mailing list :
I know that folks are itchin’ for the latest info on the Minutemen documentary so here is a mini update
We’ve done nearly 50 interviews and have collected some unbelievable live footage. We’ve also tracked down over 400 photographs, the large majority of which have never been scene before.
Here are a few of the folks we interviewed:
The film will be finished in September. The exact premiere date is yet to be determined, but it will be at the Warner Grand in San Pedro. After that we will be hitting a number of arthouse theaters at major cities for weekend engagements.
We want to avoid the hectic holiday release schedule so the DVD is going to hit the store shelves early next year although you should be able to order it off of our website before that.
Thanks so much for all of the support and interest that we’ve received.
If anyone has any photos, flyers, or live footage that they’ve been sitting on, please get in touch right away so we can take take a look and include them in the film!
keith(at)theminutemen(dot)comJuly 28, 2004 at 3:20 pm #103784
interesting news, thanks for bringing it here, dB
hope to hear a lot more about that film, when the release date is coming closer!July 29, 2004 at 9:35 am #103785
cool, i’m definitely interested in buying that one …August 6, 2004 at 1:47 am #103786
wow i bet that was a fun project.October 31, 2004 at 9:17 am #103787
The ‘We Jam Econo – the story of the Minutemen’ website has been update with a trailer & lots of pics in the gallery….
…might still be some time til we see the movie….November 8, 2004 at 3:39 pm #103788
king of carrot flowersParticipant
FANTASTICFebruary 12, 2005 at 2:29 pm #103789
We are proud to announce that WE JAM ECONO –
THE STORY OF THE MINUTEMEN is done! Please
help us get the word out about the premiere.
Post the info to every newsgroup that you’re on,
e-mail your friends, and tell the whole world!
THE SAN PEDRO FILM SOCIETY AND ROCKET FUEL
FILMS ANNOUNCE THE PREMIERE OF: WE JAM ECONO
– THE STORY OF THE MINUTEMEN
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 4, 2005
For more information, contact
The San Pedro Film Society in association
with Rocket Fuel Films is proud to announce
the premiere of WE JAM ECONO – THE STORY OF
THE MINUTEMEN at 8PM on Friday, February 25,
2005 at San Pedro’s historic Warner Grand
Theatre. Minutemen Mike Watt and George
Hurley along with Director Tim Irwin and
Producer Keith Schieron will sit for a
question and answer session with the audience
after the screening. Michael Halloran from San
Diego’s FM94.9 will moderate the question and
WE JAM ECONO – THE STORY OF THE MINUTEMEN is
a feature length documentary chronicling this
ground breaking, early 80’s punk rock band
from their humble beginnings in the harbor
town of San Pedro, CA to their untimely
demise when lead singer and guitarist D. Boon
was killed in a van accident in December of
Told by those who were there, WE JAM ECONO –
THE STORY OF THE MINUTEMEN weaves together
footage from over fifty newly shot interviews
with archival interviews and live performances
to capture the dynamic energy and
do-it-yourself spirit of these punk rock
pioneers. Newly shot interviews include
Minutemen Mike Watt and George Hurley as well
as Bill Morgan, Brendan Mullen, Brother Dale,
Brother Matt, Byron Coley, Carla Bozulich,
Carlos Guitarlos, Chris Morris, Colin Newman,
Dave Markey, David Rees, Dez Cadena, Ed
Crawford, Flea, Greg Ginn, Henry Rollins, Ian
Mackaye, J Mascis, Jack Brewer, Jean Watt,
Jello Biafra, Joe Baiza, Joe Carducci, John
Doe, John Talley-jones, Keith Morris, Kevin
Barrett, Kira Roessler, Kjehl Johansen, Kurt
Schellenbach, Lisa Roeland, Martin Lyon,
Michel C. Ford, Mike Martt, Milo Auckerman,
Nannette Roeland, Nels Cline, Pat Hoed, Randy
Jahnson, Ray Farrell, Raymond Pettibon,
Richard Bonney, Richard Derrick, Richard
Hell, Richard Meltzer, Bobby Holtzman, Scott
Becker, Thurston Moore, Tom Watson, Tony
Platon and Vince Meghrouni.
The Warner Grand Theatre box office will open
at 7PM. Advance tickets are available at
General Admission is $10. Students, San Pedro
Film Society Members and Grand Vision Members
can buy tickets the evening of the premiere
at the box office for $8.
For more information including trailer, press
kit, and ticket information:
Tim Irwin and Keith Schieron
* * * * *February 22, 2005 at 12:59 pm #103790
The music library in some of those pictures is makin’ me jealousMarch 22, 2005 at 3:12 pm #103791
Great news about the documentary. Any plans to show it over here in England at all?
Bucky Ramone – if you’re involved with finding venues, make sure you get in touch with All Tomorrow’s Parties.
I’ll write to the press email address you gave to see if I can do something. I have an idea
Off topic, but can’t stay long – Great news about the Dinosaur reunion gig with the original line-up – will be at that deffo.
Check out http://www.mrspilgrimm.de for some sweet cello. MrsP is part of the 4’10’ers which comprise of Stevo Mathewson/Lou Barlow, and new recruit, Thurston Moore and are touring Europe soon. MrsP lives down the road from me and is a top woman. Also down the road (in Northampton UK) I’m sorting out a gig by Worlds Dirtiest Sport/The Bugs/I’m Being Good – free entry. (Worlds Dirtiest Sport being a spin off of Trumans Water for those Trumans afficionados amongst you). When things get confirmed I’ll give it a shout on here.
Can’t wait to see this Minutemen doc – never knew it was going on!. For me, the greatest ever 3-piece. Cheers.
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