The late '70s in Britain was a time of cultural upheaval, with the mellow attitude of the love generation giving way to the angry punk movement.
At the heart of this creative chaos was Tony Wilson, a rock journalist who championed bands like Joy Division and James and the Happy Mondays while burning the candle of his personal life at both ends.
His story is told in Michael Winterbottom's 24 Hour Party People, screening on Friday, August 17, 2012 at 8:45 p.m. on the Rooftop Terrace of the Central Library, 14 W. 10th St., 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.
24 Hour Party People 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.