CBGB (2013) (C)
"One of the most original bio-pics you're likely to see. An amazing job of recreating one of the vibrant times in music history."
Alan Rickman stars as legendary NYC club owner Hilly Kristal, who, during the 1970s, wanted to create a venue for country, bluegrass and blues music (thus the name CBGB).
When those acts became difficult to book, he shifted the club's focus to local bands playing original music, launching the careers of Patti Smith, Blondie, the Talking Heads and the Ramones and helping to define New York's punk scene and change the face of music.
Directed by Randall Miller (Bottle Shock) and featuring an all-star cast including Malin Akerman, Ashley Greene, Rupert Grint, Johnny Galecki and Justin Bartha, CBGB is "a funny, inspiring and totally true story of a remarkable man with a very unique place in music history" (Pete Hammond, Movieline). -- (C) Xlrator Media, 2013, USA.
Starring Alan Rickman, Rupert Grint, Malin Akerman, Johnny Galecki, Stana Katic, Ashley Greene, Justin Bartha, Ryan Hurst, Kyle Gallner, Taylor Hawkins.
Directed by Randall Miller.
Based on a true story.
DVD Release Date: December 31, 2013.
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