Almost Famous*

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Almost Famous*

  • 2000 ----- color ----- 123 min ----- dvd
  • (Written and directed by Cameron Crowe; with Billy Crudup, Frances McDormand, Kate Hudson, Jason Lee, Patrick Fugit, Anna Paquin, Fairuza Balk, Noah Taylor and Philip Seymour Hoffman) Crowe's fictionalized days as a teenage reporter for Creem and Rolling Stone is an ode to '70s rock & roll. 15-year-old William Miller suffers as his progressive mom has outlawed rock music. His sister Anita has slipped him LPs that will "set his mind free." Following the wisdom of Creem's disheveled editor, Lester Banks, Miller gets on the inside with the up-and-coming band Stillwater. A simple visit with the band turns into a three-week, life-altering odyssey into the heyday of American rock. [Letterboxed] (Restricted to use on University of Washington campuses only)
  • Topics: (Adolescence, Communications, Family Life, History: American, Motion Pictures: Features)