XPN Music Film Festival: ALMOST FAMOUS
CAMERON CROWE | USA | 2000 | 122 MIN
Writer-director Cameron Crowe tapped his own life story to craft this heartfelt look at a precocious music journalist thrust headlong into the world of touring rock musicians and the “Band-Aids” who love them. On assignment for Rolling Stone, 15-year-old William (Patrick Fugit) aims to cover the hedonistic lives of rock band Stillwater and finds himself hopelessly infatuated with charismatic groupie Penny Lane (Kate Hudson). This contemporary classic updates the coming-of-age tale with a heaping of sex, drugs, and rock’n’roll.
Cast: Patrick Fugit, Kate Hudson, Billy Crudup, Frances McDormand, Philip Seymour Hoffman
$10 General Admission
$8 PFS & XPN Members
$9 Students / Seniors / Military