Film POP & Les Rencontres Internationales du Documentaire de Montréal (RIDM) present:
Director: Sami Saif
North America Premier
One might think that there isn’t any more to be said about the late GG Allin, but Sami Saif’s The Allins tells us otherwise by taking us to his survivors: the family who withstood the most infamous and legendary punk rocker in history, who passed away from a heroin overdose in 1993. Mama Arleta is just as tough as her son and guards his tomb daily against fans who come to shit or piss on the headstone in Allin’s memory. Similarly, Merle now lives off his brother’s posthumous notoriety, playing in The Murder Junkies and keeping Allin’s flame alive by selling merch in his effigy online and in person. And while they try to understand Allin’s motives, they do not condemn his acts. With The Allins, Saif has produced an essential document for all of Allin’s fans, and a perfect introduction for curious neophytes; it takes the shape of a family comedy with oddly endearing characters, along with a documentary seeking to humanize Allin through his family, who still mourns his premature death.