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FIRST LOOK: 'No Room for Rockstars' Music Doc Captures the Wild, Weird, World of Warped Tour

Thompson on Hollywood By Maggie Lange | Thompson on Hollywood January 25, 2012 at 10:20PM

"No Room for Rockstars" premiered at Slamdance on January 22. Then it will play one night on Cinedigm digital screens across the country, on March 1, 2012.
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"No Room for Rockstars" premiered at Slamdance on January 22. Then it will play one night on Cinedigm digital screens across the country, on March 1, 2012. "No Room for Rockstars" showcases the various musicians, rock and rollers, and scenesters that congregate at Vans Warped Tour.  

The film touches on the 17 years of the cross-country North American music festival that has served as a launching pad for talent including Green Day, Sublime, Blink 182, Enimen, and No Doubt.  The under-dog friendly tour hit 43 cities, over 1700 miles, and featured 200 bands in 2010.

Under the guidance of director Parris Patton ("Amazing Journey: The Story of The Who") and the production team behind 2001's "Dogtown and Z-Boys," the upcoming music documentary draws from over 300 hours of footage from the 2010 festival.

After its one night event on March 1, 2012, the film will be released on iTunes on April 2, and then on DVD on May 8.

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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.