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Almost Famous

Experience it. Enjoy it. Just don't fall for it. 

Year: 2000 
Running Time:
Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1 (XWide) 
Certificate: BBFC 15 Cert – Not suitable for under 15s 
Subtitles: This film is not expected to be subtitled, though this cannot be guaranteed. 
Directed by Cameron Crowe 
Starring: Billy Crudup, Patrick Fugit, Kate Hudson  
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This coming-of-age comedy-drama from the writer / director of Jerry Maguire takes a nostalgic look at the 1970s rock scene.

William is the kind of boy that the other kids at school all make fun of, but he has two passions – music and writing. And now they’re going to pay off! He’s spent the last few years sending his articles from the school newspaper to Rolling Stone - the hottest music magazine of all time – and out of the blue, they call him up and want him to interview the biggest up-and-coming band, Stillwater! He’s going to be paid a grand to join them on their tour, hang out and get to know them – this is his dream! A 15-year-boy on a rock tour with girls, drugs and rock and roll? Of course his mom’s having kittens! Although smitten by the vivacious Penny Lane (Kate Hudson), he’s going to lose more than just his heart to the band’s groupies…

With cameos from a young Zooey Deschanel (New Girl, Elf) as his older sister, Frances McDormand (Three billboards outside Epping, Missouri) as his mother, and Philip Seymour Hoffman (Capote) as fellow journalist looking out for him, this film boasts a stellar cast and a rocking soundtrack.

Gail Marshall

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Screenings of this film:

2001/2002 Autumn Term (35mm)
2001/2002 Autumn Term (35mm)
2021/2022 Summer Term (35mm)