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    Bucky Ramone
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    Got this update on ‘We Jam Econo – the story of the Minutemen’ through the Mike Watt mailing list 8) :

    Hello Everyone,

    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:

    Milo Auckerman
    Dez Cadena
    Nels Cline
    John Doe
    Flea
    Greg Ginn
    Richard Hell
    George Hurley
    Kira
    Ian Mackaye
    J Mascis
    Thurston Moore
    Keith Morris
    Raymond Pettibon
    Henry Rollins
    Mike Watt

    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!

    Thanks everyone!

    Keith Schieron
    keith(at)theminutemen(dot)com

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    FlyingCloud
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    interesting news, thanks for bringing it here, dB :D
    hope to hear a lot more about that film, when the release date is coming closer! :!:

    #103785
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    rambleon
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    cool, i’m definitely interested in buying that one … :D

    #103786
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    crazycloud
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    wow i bet that was a fun project.

    #103787
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    Bucky Ramone
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    The ‘We Jam Econo – the story of the Minutemen’ website has been update with a trailer & lots of pics in the gallery…. 8)

    [img]http://www.theminutemen.com/images/jmasc.jpg[/img]

    …might still be some time til we see the movie…. :roll:

    #103788

    FANTASTIC

    #103789
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    Bucky Ramone
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    Latest update:

    Hello Everyone,

    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
    Keith Schieron
    [email protected]

    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
    answer session.

    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
    1985.

    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
    http://www.theminutemen.com/latest.html”>http://www.theminutemen.com/latest.html
    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:

    http://www.theminutemen.com”>http://www.theminutemen.com
    http://www.thesanpedrofilm.org”>http://www.thesanpedrofilm.org
    http://www.thewarnergrand.com”>http://www.thewarnergrand.com

    Tim Irwin and Keith Schieron

    * * * * *

    8) 8) 8) 8)

    #103790
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    fata morgana
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    The music library in some of those pictures is makin’ me jealous 8)

    #103791
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    Filler
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    Hi all.

    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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