Our Friday Film Series rocks week in and week out and this Friday, we'll revel in the best soundtrack in ages as we watch the next film in our Friday Film Series, Pirate Radio.
April 30 at 7:30 p.m.
PIRATE RADIO (2009) Starring Philip Seymour Hoffman, Bill Nighy, Rhys Ifams; Rated R; 135 minutes
Celebrated filmmaker Richard Curtis brings audiences his most personal comedy to date. Writing and directing the story of a band of rogue deejays who captivated British radio listeners in the ’60s, playing the music that defined a generation and standing up to a government that, incomprehensibly, preferred jazz, Curtis welcomes us aboard The Boat That Rocked.
This film comes from the creator of Four Weddings and a Funeral, Notting Hill, and Love Actually, which actually, predisposed me to liking this movie. Also, it's marketing was great. Not actually using the words "based on a true story," we read things such as "inspired by true events" and "a period comedy." No matter, everyone is having a great time and I appreciate the opportunity to be allowed in on the fun!
Refreshments will be served. Admission is free.
(Our Friday Films will continue! For the lineup of upcoming films in May and June, please click here.)
Additional parking for evening and weekend Library programs on Thorndal Circle (behind Nielsen’s).