If you know your punk rock history, then you already know that the Descendents were the pioneers that influenced the genre as you know it today. And like every band, it all started with a couple friends in their parents' garage learning to make mistakes and make music.
We here at HMNIM are huge fans, and when the opportunity came along to be a part of this movie, we jumped at it. Now, Mark is already in the movie as they interview him about the influence that the Descendents had on him, but where could we fit in? Sure, we could re-edit the entire film and use the latest CGI technology to drop ourselves into the movie's key scenes (more thought went into that than you probably know). But in the end, we felt the best way to be a part of the film, was to host our own special screening of FILMAGE here in San Diego with our friends Vannen Watches.
We'll be talking about this more as we get closer to the 21st. Don't wait until then to get your ticket as all 3 shows are expected to sell out. And did we mention that there will be an exclusive HMNIM X Descendents tee? Oh there will be, and you'll be super bummed if you don't get one.
Hi My Name is Mark and Vannen Watches present FILMAGE: The Story of DESCENDENTS/ALL
Plus: Filmmaker Q&As with Mark Hoppus and Mike Halloran
Saturday, September 21st at Digiplex Mission Valley 7 / San Diego, CA
Hi My Name is Mark
and Vannen Watches
are excited to bring FILMAGE: The Story of DESCENDENTS / ALL
to San Diego for a special, one-day event of three back-to-back FILMAGE
screenings on Saturday, September 21st, at the Digiplex Mission Valley 7 theater.
The first FILMAGE screening kicks off at 11:00am, with a second following up at 1:50pm and a third closing out the day at 4:40pm. Each screening also features a special post-show Q&A session with the filmmakers, hosted by special guests Mark Hoppus of Blink-182 and Mike Halloran of 91X-FM. See showtimes posted below for specific host info.
We're expecting all three FILMAGE screenings to sell out quickly, so do not delay. Seating is extremely limited… and tickets are only $10 each! Tickets are available online HERE and at the Digiplex Mission Valley 7 box office.
FILMAGE shirts and prints will be available at the theater as well as a super-limited HMNIM x DESCENDENTS t-shirt and the limited edition VANNEN + DESCENDENTS "Coffee Time" watch.
For more information on these screenings, please visit HiMyNameisMark.com and VannenWatches.com for updates.
FILMAGE: The Story of DESCENDENTS / ALL
Saturday, September 21, 2013
Tickets: $10 each
11:00am (post show Q&A with filmmakers hosted by Mark Hoppus of Blink-182)
1:50pm (post show Q&A with filmmakers hosted by Mark Hoppus and Mike Halloran of 91X-FM)
4:40pm (post show Q&A with filmmakers hosted by Mike Halloran)
7510 Hazard Center Drive
San Diego, CA 92108
FILMAGE Synopsis: 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), Mark Hoppus (Blink-182), 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.