Filmage: The Story of Descendents/All (2013)




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Long before Green Day and Blink 182 inflicted punk-rock's puncture wound on the map of mainstream music, the Descendents were in a garage concocting the perfect mix of pop, angst, love, and coffee. FILMAGE: THE STORY OF DESCENDENTS / ALL follows band leader/drummer/square-peg Bill Stevenson and his "caffeinated retardedness" as he pushes his rotating door of bandmates to "achieve ALL," his philosophy of going for greatness at all costs. Stevenson is a force to be reckoned with, proving that not even a grapefruit-sized brain tumor can keep him down. Interviews with the band, along with Dave Grohl (Foo Fighters), Mike Watt (Minutemen), Brett Gurewitz (Bad Religion) and many more reveal the story of a band--if not THE band--responsible for pop-punk as you know it.
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Critic Reviews for Filmage: The Story of Descendents/All

All Critics (5) | Top Critics (4)

Filmage offers an entertaining history lesson about how the alt-rock geeks did not quite inherit the earth.

Full Review… | October 6, 2014
Hollywood Reporter
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Drummer and songwriter Bill Stevenson ... [is] as energetic and emotional in the interview segments as he is in archival performance footage.

Full Review… | October 6, 2014
L.A. Weekly
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Behind every pop-punk success story is a debt to the original L.A. bands chronicled in this ingratiating docu.

Full Review… | September 26, 2014
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Exhilarating and curiously moving ...

Full Review… | September 25, 2014
Los Angeles Times
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Into this obsessive history, however, co-directors Deedle Lacour and Matt Riggle have smuggled a human-interest story.

Full Review… | January 16, 2014

Audience Reviews for Filmage: The Story of Descendents/All

A great documentary about one of my favorite punk bands and they really do a great job and I would recommend this to anyone that enjoys punk rock or any decendents fans.

Logan Vandiver
Logan Vandiver

Great documentary about two of the greatest and most under rated punk bands of all time. Fans of the bands will love this movie, but the story is so compelling non fans will really enjoy it is well.

Carmine Cozelino
Carmine Cozelino

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