The film, which examines the “tumultuous and stormy” relationship between Sex Pistols bassist Sid Vicious and his girlfriend Nancy Spungen, is the latest effort from director Danny Garcia. Garcia’s work in the world of music documentaries includes 2012 film The Rise and Fall of The Clash and Looking for Johnny, a 2014 in-depth look at the career of Johnny Thunders.
According to press notes, Sad Vacation: The Last Days Of Sid And Nancy centers on the couple’s ill-fated visit to New York in 1978, and Spungen’s murder on October 12. “It is a film that is dedicated to presenting the real facts; told as it happened by their friends and those who witnessed it,” reads the bio. “A film about the dynamics of Sid and Nancy’s tumultuous relationship, and how it all ended in Room 100 of the Chelsea Hotel.”
It contains unseen photography of Sid and Nancy and is soundtracked by music from Vicious as well as the Heartbreakers, the Boys, the Members, Neon Leon, Pure Hell, Sami Yaffa, Luigi & the Wiseguys, Skafish, Corazones Muertos, the PrimaDonna Reeds, Supla, and Silke Berlinn & the Addictions.
Check out all the screening dates, as well as the teaser trailer, below. The documentary will also be released on DVD on December 9; pre-order it here.
Sad Vacation: The Last Days Of Sid And Nancy screenings:
November 6: London @ Picturehouse Central
November 8: Los Angeles @ The Regent
November 18: Philadelphia @ PhilaMOCA
November 27: Austin @ The North Door
November TBA: Chicago @ Brew & View
December 8: San Francisco @ The Roxie
December 9 to 15: Boston @ Regent Theatre