Capital Celluloid 2022 — Day 340: Sat Dec 10

Almost Famous (Crowe, 2000): Everyman Screen on the Green, 11pm

This 35mm screening (also screening on December 14th at 10am) is part of the Everyman Screen on the Green 35mm Noughties season. You can find all the details here.

Chicago Reader review:
Writer-director Cameron Crowe's autobiographical fourth feature (2000)—after Say Anything . . . , Singles, and Jerry Maguire—concerns the adventures of a 15-year-old rock journalist (Patrick Fugit) touring with a band (the fictional Stillwater) in 1973 for Rolling Stone. This has much of the warmth and feeling for adolescence that Crowe displayed in his first feature, though the slick showboating of Jerry Maguireisn't entirely absent either. Part of what Crowe's exploring here is the ethical confusion that can arise from the differences between being a journalist and being a groupie. With Billy Crudup, Frances McDormand, Kate Hudson, Philip Seymour Hoffman (especially good as the legendary rock critic Lester Bangs), Zooey Deschanel, and Anna Paquin.
Jonathan Rosenbaum

Here (and above) is the trailer.

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