Thirty years after the release of Alex Cox’s Sid and Nancy, punk rockers are still fascinated by the heroin-addled Camelot of Sex Pistols bassist Sid Vicious and Nancy Spungen, the woman who allegedly introduced Sid to the drug. Sad Vacation: The Last Days Of Sid And Nancy, from filmmaker Danny Garcia, is a new documentary that collects interviews from friends and fellow musicians, some of whom, according to the film’s Indiegogo page, “actually liked Nancy as a friend and as a human being.”
The A.V Club was granted a pair of exclusive clips—the second of which is NSFW, so watch out—from the upcoming documentary, which apparently doesn’t include any of those people:
Garcia has tackled other punk rock luminaries before, namely The Clash in The Rise And Fall Of The Clash and Johnny Thunders in Looking For Johnny. However, the question remains: why make another film about them now? There are now more films and documentaries about Sid Vicious and the Sex Pistols than there are Sex Pistols studio albums.
“There’s still a lot of unanswered questions regarding the night of Nancy’s death and Sid’s alleged overdose. Recent books and films offer different theories about their mysterious deaths, “ explains the film’s Indiegogo page. “We’ll examine those theories and offer you all the evidence we’ve gathered for you to judge. While speaking to website Love Kills, Garcia added “Both [Sid’s] look and that ‘fuck you’ attitude can be very inspirational for kids today as it was 35 years ago.”
Sad Vacation: The Last Days Of Sid And Nancy makes its way to theaters and home video on December 9; a list of theaters playing the documentary is below.
11/9—Los Angeles, CA—The Regent
11/16—San Francisco, CA—The Roxie
11/18—Toronto, ON—Reel Indie Film Fest
11/20—Dallas, TX—Texas Theater
11/23—Brooklyn, NY—Saint Vitus (venue subject to change)
11/25—Chicago, IL—Brew & View at The Vic
11/27—Austin, TX—North Door,
12/9-12/15—Boston, MA—The Regent Theater
TBA: Seattle, Portland, Columbus, Houston, and Rhode Island