Long before punk rock inflicted its puncture wound on the map of mainstream music, the Descendents were in a van brewing a potent mix of pop, angst, love and coffee and influencing a generation to come. FILMAGE: The Story of DESCENDENTS/ALL follows drummer and square-peg Bill Stevenson as he pushes himself and a rotating door of band-mates to "achieve ALL," his relentless concept of "going for greatness, the utmost possible" despite any and all setbacks. Shortly after proving themselves to the burgeoning Los Angeles hardcore scene, guitarist Frank Navetta sets fire to his gear and disappears, bassist Tony Lombardo rejects life on the road in favor of a suburban ...

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Filmage: The Story of Descendents/All
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How Pop Punk Began.

Great documentary on one of the worlds greatest punk bands, the Decendants created the formula for what most punk and alternative bands all use to make music.

Filmage: The Story of Descendents/All
slayer
Excellent and detailed documentary about two of my favorite bands

Excellent and detailed documentary about two of my favorite bands. Any fan of these bands need to see this.

Filmage: The Story of Descendents/All
John P.
Must have if you're a fan of punk.

Loved it! Very well done. If you're a fan of them get it. I had my teenage kids watch it with me and they thought it was great.

Filmage: The Story of Descendents/All
Jay For Short
Very well done!

I don't think I could write much here that hasn't already been written. If you're into this sort of thing, whether you are a fan of the Descendents, ALL, both, or music documentaries in general, I would recommend checking it out.

I would, however, like to write that some of the lower-star reviews - the ones where people wrote things like, "There's not enough about the Descendents" or "There's too much about ALL" - seem a little misinformed partially due to the facts that 1) Descendents/ALL is in the title of the movie (so, like, expect some healthy coverage of ALL), 2) ALL actually did make MORE albums than The Descendents, and 3) ALL was a much longer running and more consistent unit (speaking in terms of musicians being able to stick to one band for a period of time - singers excepted) than The Descendents...so I mean, no wonder.

If you really think about it, Bill probably wrote (at a guess) maybe about 70% ~ 80% of the material that was recorded between the two bands, so I tend to think of this as more of a documentary about Bill's career as a drummer and leader between the two bands. Even if the Descendents were your favorite band and you absolutely hated every iteration of ALL for whatever reason, Bill was still the driving force behind the whole thing.

Milo was certainly iconic in his own right, but his presence was pretty limited, by comparison.

Filmage: The Story of Descendents/All
Kevin
Great doc.

Everything you need to know about both bands. Great doc.

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Last night I was at a screening of Filmage, the Descendents documentary directed by Matt Riggle, at Cinema Arts Centre in Huntington, NY. Riggle was in attendance, did a Q&A after the film, and I got to chat with him for a few minutes at the end of the ...

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Filmage: The Story of Descendents/All (screenings are set for Friday, January 24 through Sunday, January 26 at 7th Circle Music Collective) is the documentary film about the beloved, pioneering pop punk band and its associated project All. Starting in ...

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There are a lot of documentaries about punk rock, for some reason: movies about disabled Finnish punkers (The Punk Syndrome), black pioneers (A Band Called Death), even Islamic bands (Taqwacore). Now comes Filmage: The Story of Descendents/All, ...

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