U.S.A. - 2010 - Drama - 106 minutes (R)
Official selection 2010 Sundance Film Festival
Director: Floria Sigismondi
Screening: Saturday, September 25 • Easton Premier Cinemas • 7:00pm
Synopsis: A music-fueled story of the ground-breaking, all girl, teenage rock band of the 1970s: The Runaways. The film follows two friends, Joan Jett and Cherie Curie, as they rise from rebellious Southern California kids to rock stars of the now legendary group that paved the way for future generations of girl bands. Joan and Cherie fall under the Svengali-like influence of rock impresario Kim Fowley, who turns the group into an outrageous success and a family of misfits. With its tough-chick image and raw talent, the band quickly earns a name for itself - and so do its two leads: Joan is the band' s pure rock' n' roll heart, while Cherie, with her Bowie-Bardot looks, is the sex kitten.
“If you love rock ‘n roll and great rock ‘n roll movies, you’re going to love The Runaways.” James Verniere, Boston Herald
Biography: FLORIA SIGISMONDI has exhibited her photography, film, and sculpture in exhibitions around the world. She has also directed music videos for artists such as David Bowie, Marilyn Manson, The White Stripes, and Bjork.