“Looks to be making a late bid to be the year’s best music doc.”– The Guardian
“One of music documentaries to get excited about in 2015” — NME
The Kickstarter-funded film documents the rise of hardcore in Washington DC, when musicians released their own records and booked their own shows—without major record label constraints or mainstream media scrutiny.
‘Salad Days’ is written and directed by Scott Crawford, music journalist and graphic designer, who began publishing punk fanzines as a 12-year-old in DC in the 80s.
The film is set to feature Ian and Alec MacKaye, Dave Grohl, Henry Rollins, and includes exclusive archival photographs, concert footage and interviews with dozens of bands, artists, label owners, fanzine publishers and others who helped mold and nurture DC’s underground community during this inspired decade of music.
Thirty years after it started, Washington’s original DIY punk spirit serves as a reminder of the hopefulness of youth, the power of community and the strength of conviction.