The Modern School of Film presents iconic guests from the worlds of film, music and culture who discuss films that have helped shape their life and artistic legacy. We’re pleased to host MSF founder, Robert Milazzo as he opens this film screening with a recorded chat with comedian David Cross. David Cross has listed Quadrophenia as one of his five all-time favorite films.
Franc Roddam’s classic 1979 film version of Quadrophenia brought the alienation of 1960s British working-class youth to the big screen. Young Jimmy Cooper divides his time between hanging out in London’s Mod cafes and working in the post-room of an advertising firm, a job that that lets him keep his scooter running and to pay for his tailored suits. Jimmy’s gang include Dave, Chalky, and Spider and they spend most of their time trying to score ‘blues’ and chase girls like Steph and Monkey. Through Jimmy we see the London Mod scene and the Mod vs Rocker conflict up close. To Jimmy, being a Mod is a way of life, a community and a chance to be “someone.”
Will call tickets may be picked up at The Cary Box Office beginning one hour prior to the movie.