The mother of all pop-punk bands is paid due tribute in “Filmage: The Story of Descendents/All,” which chronicles the very winding road traveled for nearly four decades by Bill Stevenson
and his long-running, overlapping outfits Descendents and All. As younger musicians here attest, many a better-known act might well never have existed without these pioneering units’ influence, and Matt Riggle
and Deedle Lacour’s docu captures their enduring appeal. Pic, which has been playing fests, clubs and other one-off shows over the last 15 months, makes its official theatrical debut with a run at Los Angeles’ Downtown Independent starting Sept. 26. VOD release follows immediately, Blu-ray/DVD later this fall. Punk rock fans with any sense of history should make it a popular niche item.
Descendents first formed among three Southern California teenagers who’d bonded over fishing in 1977 Hermosa Beach, then became a quartet with the addition of bassist Tony Lombardo