Friday, September 21 - Saturday, September 22, 2012

Chosen by Ashley S. (manager)

35mm print “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

  • Country USA
  • Rating R
  • Year 1979
  • Running Time 117 minutes
  • Director Franc Roddam
  • Cast Phil Daniels, Leslie Ash, Philip Davis