The movie is assembled from archival footage of the bands gigs and an interview with the band recorded shortly before Boons death, intercut with contemporary footage of interviews with surviving members Mike Watt and George Hurley and a number of The Minutemens now-famous contemporaries such as Ian MacKaye, Henry Rollins and Thurston Moore. The films tone is laudatory, almost gushing at times, and it comes off more as a celebratory love letter to the band than a warts-and-all documentary. Despite that, it manages to give an entertaining and fairly comprehensive overview of the groups origins, music and influence on their contemporaries in the punk and hardcore scene. We Jam Econo screens tonight at 7 p.m. at the Starz FilmCenter in the Tivoli. Tickets are $6 to $9.50; visit www.denverfilm.org or call 303-595-3456.
Wednesdays, 7 p.m. Starts: Sept. 3. Continues through Sept. 24, 2008