Actors: Sylvain Sylvain (New York Dolls), Bob Gruen, Walter Lure (The Heatbreakers), Leee Black Childers, Howie Pyro (D Generation), Kenny Gordon (Pure Hell), Cynthia Ross (The B- Girls) and many more
Synopsis: Sad Vacation is an up close and personal account of the tumultuous and stormy relationship between Sid Vicious and Nancy Spungen and how it ended in Room 100 of the Chelsea Hotel.
“Sad Vacation” is an up close and personal look at the stormy relationship between Sid Vicious and Nancy Spungen. It is a documentary by Danny Garcia about Sid and Nancy’s fateful trip to New York in 1978 and is dedicated to presenting the real facts and is told as it happened by their friends and those who witnessed it. We learn what really happened in room 100 of the Chelsea Hotel. The documentary includes interviews with Roberta Bayley, Steve “Roadent” Conolly, Donna Destri, Kenny “Stinker” Gordon, Bob Gruen, John Holmstrom, Hellin Killer, Walter Lure, Honest John Plain, Howie Pyro, Cynthia Ross, Andy Shernoff, Gaye Black, Casino Steel, Phyllis Stein, Sylvain Sylvain; the late Leee Black Childers and three key residents of the Chelsea Hotel, Victor Colicchio, “Neon” Leon Matthews, and Ned Van Zandt, who had a lot to say about the events that took place on October 12th 1978. Drawing upon their reflections and memories and are aided by newly-released Grand Jury documents.
Huey Morgan narrates the film that contains unseen photography of Sid and Nancy and music from The Heartbreakers, The Boys, The Members, Neon Leon, Pure Hell, Sami Yaffa, Luigi & The Wiseguys, Skafish, Corazones Muertos, The PrimaDonna Reeds, Supla, Silke Berlinn & The Addictions and Sid Vicious himself.
Garcia takes us beyond the myth and says that he made this film because, “I think it’s because people don’t fall for all the crap that was published in the tabloids and they see Sid as a young guy trying to find his way and trying to have fun in the process. Also both his look and that “fuck you” attitude can be very inspirational for kids today as it was 35 [now 38] years ago.”