California Teens Become Female Rock Stars In Off the Wall Presentation of The Runaways
September 11, 2012
In the mid-1970s Cherie Currie (Dakota Fanning) and Joan Jett (Kristen Stewart) were a couple of California teens wasting their lives hanging around Los Angeles nightspots.
Then they ran into manipulative music manager Kim Fowley (Michael Shannon), who bullied and coaxed them into becoming The Runaways, a groundbreaking band of female musicians who rocked hard and raised eyebrows with their provocative sexuality.
The band's story is told in director Floria Sigismondi's The Runaways screening on Friday, September 21, 2002 at 8:45 p.m. on the Rooftop Terrace of the Central Library as part of the Off-the-Wall film series.
Bring your own blankets and lawn chairs. Doors open at 8 p.m.
Entitled Procreation, Pharmaceuticals, and Backbeat-Driven/Blues-Based Music, this series dishes comedy, a dash of drama, and a whole lot of toe-tapping, head-bobbing (if not head-banging) music.
The Runaways is recommended for adult audiences only.
Admission is free. RSVP online or call 816.701.3407.
Free parking is available at the Library District Parking Garage at 10th & Baltimore. Be sure to bring your parking ticket to have it validated.