Capital Celluloid 2019 - Day 258: Sun Sep 15

Quadrophenia (Roddam, 1979): Prince Charles Cinema, 5.25pm

This 35mm screening (on the 40th anniversary of the film) is part of the ‘Anniversary Screenings’ season. You can find all the details here.

Chicago Reader review:
Franc Roddam's 1979 film of the Who's rock opera aligns sociological observation and romantic fantasy to create an extravagant, involving teenpic with a responsible intellectual grounding. The dark, grimy visual style meets the Who's naive plotting straight on to create a kind of mythic realism stirring, archetypal situations clothed in pseudodocumentary grit. The hero, a jumpy young mod played with commanding intensity by Phil Daniels, achieves one moment of perfect bliss and then self-destructs, a motif straight out of 19th-century romantic fiction.
Dave Kehr

Here (and above) is the trailer.

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