Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Ladies and Gentlemen, The Fabulous Stains

Film Comment Selects screening:

Ladies and Gentlemen, the Fabulous Stains

Wed Feb 25 at 8:30
@ Lincoln Center

Before anyone had heard of Diane Lane or Laura Dern, the two teen actresses put on flaming eye shadow and fishnet stockings to star in this backstage satire, a valentine to the faded glory of punk. Anticipating Riot Grrrl by a decade, the story chronicles the rise and fall of an all-female band, whose members hide their lack of talent and tone-deaf lead singer behind bursts of angst and energy. With veteran record producer Lou Adler directing and members of The Sex Pistols and The Clash dropping in for cameos, this late-night cable classic awaits rediscovery as an essential post-punk time capsule.

Followed by a post-punk afterparty with DJs Dan Selzer (Acute Records) & Aileen Brophy (Corita).

Via: Film Society of Lincoln Center

1 comment:

imelectric said...

although ari up was banging it out at 14 years of age at least half a decade earlier!!! :p