We Jam Econo – The Story Of The Minutemen

Music News | Feb 20th, 2005

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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 Johnson, 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 – 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.

rmation including trailer, press kit, and ticket information:

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