Sony Pictures Classics will be slam dancing its way into theaters this fall after nabbing rights to Paul Rachman's documentary American Hardcore, which chronicles the American hardcore punk movement from 1980-86. The company acquired North American, Mexican, Australian, New Zealand and German rights from Films Transit International for the recent Sundance Film Festival hit.
The film features loud performances from dozens of bands, including Black Flag, Bad Brains, Jerry's Kids, Suicidal Tendencies and Wasted Youth, reports The Hollywood Reporter. Written by Steven Blush and inspired by his book American Hardcore: A Tribal History, the AMC Prods. film traces the rise and fall of the musical genre and its disaffected young followers.