Almost Famous

U.S., 2000, 122 min, 35mm, Dir. Cameron Crow, Rated R

Showings

Coral Gables Art Cinema Sat, Jul 14 11:30 PM

Description

Cameron Crowe’s own teenage experiences are the basis for his follow-up to Jerry Maguire, Almost Famous, which features a star-studded cast that includes Frances McDormand, Kate Hudson, Billy Crudup, Philip Seymour Hoffman, and Zooey Deschanel. Young, sheltered William Miller (Patrick Fugit) aspires to be a rock journalist, much to the chagrin of his overprotective mother (McDormand). When he fails to interview Black Sabbath on assignment from famous rock critic Lester Bangs (Hoffman), William pens an article about small-time band Stillwater that gets the attention of Rolling Stone magazine. What ensues is warm-hearted coming-of-age narrative through the world of rock ‘n’ roll as William falls in love, meets his heroes, and learns how to fulfill his dreams.