Quadrophenia 1979 R18+

3.00PM Sun 17 Jan 2021 (2hrs)
GOMA | Cinema A | Free

SYNOPSIS

Quadrophenia will screen from a 2K digital restoration.

'The Who’s classic rock opera 'Quadrophenia' was the basis for this invigorating coming-of-age movie and depiction of the defiant, drug-fueled mod subculture of early 1960s London. Our antihero is Jimmy (Phil Daniels), a teenager dissatisfied with family, work, and love. He spends his time knocking around with his clothes-obsessed, pill-popping, scooter-driving fellow mods, a group whose antipathy for the motorcycle-riding rockers leads to a climactic riot in Brighton. Director Franc Roddam’s rough-edged film is a quintessential chronicle of youthful rebellion and turmoil, with Pete Townshend’s brilliant songs (including “I’ve Had Enough,” “5:15,” and “Love Reign O’er Me”) providing emotional support, and featuring Sting and Ray Winstone in early roles.' Criterion

CREDITS

35MM, COLOUR, STEREO, 120 MINUTES, UK, ENGLISH / DIRECTOR: FRANC RODDAM / SCRIPT: DAVE HUMPHRIES, MARTIN STELLMAN, FRANC RODDAM / CINEMATOGRAPHER: BRIAN TUFANO / EDITOR: SEAN BARTON, MIKE TAYLOR / PROD CO: THE WHO FILMS, POLYTEL / PRINT SOURCE: AMERICAN GENRE FILM ARCHIVE, AUSTIN / RIGHTS: UNIVERSAL PICTURES AUSTRALIA / SCREENING FORMAT: 2K DCP