On the 20th anniversary of the extreme punk rock musician GG Allin's mythological death in 1993, his gravestone is removed from the cemetery in New Hampshire. GG's brother, promoter and bass player Merle, accuses both the town police and priest of being behind the removal, but it is in fact his mother Arleta who has removed the gravestone. She is tired of fans vandalising her son's grave. Arleta wishes to preserve the memory of a beloved son, but Merle is afraid that the missing gravestone will disappoint the visiting fans and in the end affect his business. Ever since GG's death Merle has kept the myth and himself alive by carrying on the old band The Murder Junkies and selling merchandise.
Screened at CPH:DOX. Sami Saif made his first feature documentary with Family (with Phie Ambo, 2001), winner of the Joris Ivens Award at IDFA. Other films include Dogville Confessions (2003), Paradise (co-directed with Jens Loftager and Erlend E. Mo, 2008) and Tommy (2010).
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