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Valley Film Festival: Vinyl

Tonight I went to the Valley Film Festival at the Laemmle NoHo7 to see the movie Vinyl.

Vinyl is based on the true story of when Mike Peters (Alarm / Big Country) couldn’t get his song (45RPM) played because his band was considered too old. He got another band, the Wayriders, to pretend to be a band called The Poppy Fields and lip sync to the song.

In the movie, it’s a middle-aged punk rocker named Johnny Jones who hires a bunch of kids to form a fake band (The Single Shots) to lip sync to his band’s (Weapons of Happiness) song “Free Rock and Roll”.

My friend and I both loved this movie so much! There were a lot of laughs, really good music, (I must have the soundtrack!) and good actors. Phil Daniels, Keith Allen, Perry Benson and Jamie Blackley, especially. Oh and whoever played the A & R guy at the label…James Cartwright. Loved him.

The movie is directed and co-written by Sara Sugarman and will be in theaters in March 2013, but if you’re in NoCal, see it tomorrow at the Napa Valley Film Festival!

Here‘s the trailer (scroll down).

Oh and kudos to the Laemmle for being old school, putting the butter on my popcorn for me!

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  1. November 11, 2012 at 6:53 pm

    I had a feeling you were going to the Valley film festival. I saw this one was playing and it looked interesting. I saw Cloud Atlas. My friends and I thought it was too long and too scattered. We did not love it like some other friends did.

    • November 13, 2012 at 9:11 am

      I couldn’t pass up the Goldstar deal! I would like to see Cloud Atlas!

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