Set in 1973, Almost Famous chronicles the funny and often poignant coming of age of 15-year-old William Miller (Patrick Fugit), an unabashed music fan who is inspired by the seminal bands of the time. When his love of music lands him an assignment from Rolling Stone magazine, William embarks on an eye-opening tour with the rock band Stillwater. With the help of the lovely "band aid" Penny Lane (Kate Hudson), William finds himself drawn into the band's inner circle.
Writer and director Cameron Crowe's own experiences as a teenage rock journalist inspired this 2000 comedy-drama. Crowe was a regular contributor to Rolling Stone while still in high school and toured with such rock bands as The Allman Brothers Band and Led Zeppelin. The autobiographical screenplay won Crowe an Academy Award, while the movie's soundtrack received the 2001 Grammy Award for Best Compilation Soundtrack Album. Nancy Wilson of Heart --who was also Crowe's wife at the time -- composed the film's original score elements.
Duration: 162 mins. | Rating: R
ABOUT THE MUSIC + FILM SERIES
Celebrating the intersection of music and movies, the Empirical presents a three-month long series of music influenced cinema, from concerts and documentaries to feature-length films. Designed to complement OMSI's latest exhibition Guitar: The Instrument That Rocked The World, the Music + Film Series encompasses a wide variety of music cinema with artists from Green Day to Glen Campbell and features from The Sound of Music to The Blues Brothers.
The Willamette Week hails this line-up as "one of the best music-based film series in recent memory."
Music + Film Pass | Single show tickets are $7 adult, $6 youth/senior. Viewers interested in attending multiple screenings have the option of purchasing a Music + Film pass for $50 adult, $45 senior, or $35 youth. OMSI Members receive a $5 discount. Passes may be purchased starting October 1 at the OMSI box office or by telephone at 503-797-4000.