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SPC to roll out rock doc ‘Hardcore’

Pic sets gigs in North America, Oz, Germany

A correction was made to this article on Mar. 7, 2006.

Sony Pictures Classics has sealed a multiterritory pactpact to pick up the rock docudocu “American Hardcore.” Distrib has decided to pull the pic from its midnight slot at the upcoming South by Southwest Film Festival next week, and will roll out “Hardcore” theatrically this fall.

Inspired by Steven Blush’s 2001 book “American Hardcore: A Tribal History,” pic — which world preemed at Sundance, and was — follows the 1980s hardcore punk scene and its influence on contempo rock.

Paul Rachman helmed the doc and produced with Blush via AHC Prods.

Bands appearing include seminal hardcore acts Bad Brains, Black Flag, the Circle Jerks, D.O.A., Minor Threat and TSOL.

SPC will roll out the pic in North America, Mexico, Australia, New Zealand and Germany.

Films Transit Intl. was repping rights. Deal was brokered by SPC co-heads Michael Barker and Tom Bernard, with exec veep of acquisition and productions Dylan Leiner.

SPC has released such counterculture docus as “Riding Giants,” about the birth of surfing culture, and “Dogtown and Z-Boys,” which followed the pioneering 1970s Zephyr skating team. Company, which is currently behind “Capote,” also released the music docu “Grateful Dawg,” about the friendship between rockers Jerry Garcia and David Grisman.

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