Listen to the Movie: Almost Famous
Run Time: 122 min.
August 4, 2022 at 7pm
Starring: Billy Crudup, Frances McDormand, Kate Hudson, Jason Lee, Patrick Fugit
Director: Cameron Crowe
Screenplay: Cameron Crowe
A great movie soundtrack can make all the difference. In this series, Rob Cavenagh guides you through the music that makes movies memorable. Rob, a Bedford resident since 2000, is a lifelong music fan, record collector, musician and self-described soundtrack nerd. An ad agency guy by profession, he spent his college years working in a record store and then making music videos (back when that was thing) for Atlantic Records in the 1990s. When not on his bike, you can usually find him playing locally with his band Ask Your Mom.
Almost Famous is the semi-autobiographical odyssey of 15-year-old William Miller (Patrick Fugit), whose writing talent and earnest passion for rock music earns him an assignment for Rolling Stone, interviewing and touring with Stillwater (Billy Crudup, Jason Lee). Penny Lane (Kate Hudson) is the young groupie who guides him through the wild world of rock heroes, all-night parties, and the most dangerous experience of all — love.
“A delightful film that is touching, funny and eminently enjoyable.”– Paul Clinton, CNN
“See it and it’ll stay with you as your own memories do: funny, poignant, bittersweet and irreplaceable.”– Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times