Directed by Lou Adler
Starring Diane Lane, Laura Dern, Marin Kanter, Ray Winston
In this highly influential cult classic, 17-year-old Corinne Burns (Diane Lane) has become disenfranchised by economic collapse and the death of her mother. Alongside her fellow teen sister and cousin (a very young Laura Dern) she lets off steam through playing in a garage band. Though their experience is minimal, ‘The Stains’ manage to land a spot on a tour with ‘The Looters’ – an up-and-coming punk band featuring real life members of The Clash and Sex Pistols. Soon, the feminist punk attitude of the female rock trio receives a mix of both negative media attention and legions of devoted female fans.
After playing regularly on late-night TV throughout the 80s and 90s, Ladies and Gentlemen, The Fabulous Stains gained a devoted following akin to that of the fictional band. The 1982 film connected to a new generation of female rockers, predating the Riot Grrrl movement of the 1990s, and influencing musicians such as Kathleen Hanna and Kate Nash. This is a rare opportunity to experience the phenomenal punk-rock classic on the big screen.