The producers of Punk's Not Dead have announced some details about the ambitious documentary which aims to cover the punk scene from its inception in 1976 to the present. The filmmakers are aiming for a release in 2006 which will also represent the 30th anniversary of the genre.
Among a huge list of bands appearing in the film in performance or interviews are Minor Threat, Stiff Little Fingers, The Briefs, Social Distortion, Dead Kennedys, NOFX, Discharge, Black Flag, Bad Religion, Alkaline Trio, X, Green Day, MC5, GBH and many others. The film also features contributions from notable personalities and organizations like Legs McNeil (PUNK Magazine), Kevin Lyman, SST, Arturo Vega (Ramones), Fat Wreck Chords, Brandon Cruz and BYO.
The filmmakers write:
Thirty years after bands like the Ramones and the Sex Pistols infamously shocked the system with their hard, fast, status-quo-killing rock […] "pop-punk" bands have found success on MTV […] Meanwhile, "punk" has become a marketing concept to sell everything from cars to vodka, and dyed hair and piercings mark a rite of passage for thousands of suburban kids. Can the true, nonconformist punk spirit still exist in today's corporatized culture?
Stills from film can be found here. The film is directed by Susan Dynner and counts Tim Armstrong among the producers.
More details about the film can be found on the official website.