DVD release 24th February 2017
Contains unseen photography and new witness accounts of the tumultuous and stormy relationship between Sid Vicious and Nancy Spungen.
SAD VACATION is a new documentary film by Danny Garcia (“The Rise and Fall of The Clash”/”Looking for Johnny”), which explores the infamous and tragic couple that was, Sex Pistol, Sid Vicious and his American girlfriend, Nancy Spungen and their fateful trip to New York in 1978. Narrated by Huey Morgan (Fun Lovin’ Criminals), it contains never seen before photography and new witness accounts and will be released on 24th February 2017.
It is a film that is dedicated to presenting the real facts as witnessed by their friends. The 94 minute documentary explores the dynamics of Sid and Nancy’s tumultuous relationship, and how it all ended in Room 100 of the Chelsea Hotel.
The list of interviewees include:- Roberta Bayley, Steve “Roadent” Conolly, Donna Destri, Kenny “Stinker” Gordon, Bob Gruen, John Holmstrom, Hellin Killer, Walter Lure, Honest John Plain, Howie Pyro, Cynthia Ross, Andy Shernoff, Gaye Black, Casino Steel, Phyllis Stein, Sylvain Sylvain; in addition to the late Leee Black Childers and three key residents of the Chelsea Hotel, Victor Colicchio, “Neon” Leon Matthews, and Ned Van Zandt, who reveal the events that took place on October 12th 1978. Drawing upon their reflections and a batch of newly-released Grand Jury documents, “Sad Vacation” presents a solid timeline of events for the very first time.
SAD VACATION contains unseen photography of Sid and Nancy and music from The Heartbreakers, The Boys, The Members, Neon Leon, Pure Hell, Sami Yaffa, Luigi & The Wiseguys, Skafish, Corazones Muertos, The PrimaDonna Reeds, Supla, Silke Berlinn & The Addictions and Sid Vicious himself.
Following recent screenings in London including Doc & Roll Festive, Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, Chicago, Philadelphia, Boston, Austin USA. Further screenings are planned for throughout 2017.
Sad Vacation: The Last Days Of Sid And Nancy released on DVD on 24th February 2017
An MVD Visual release.
Run Time: 94 minutes
y. Richard Mann
(c) 2016 Chip Baker Films