Quadrophenia – Q&A screening with director Franc Roddam

Quadrophenia (cert.15) is a powerful exploration of alienation and rebellion, portraying the atmosphere and excitement of the 1960s in a quintessentially British movie. Director Franc Roddam based the film on the 1973 rock opera of the same name by The Who, but wisely chose not to make it as a musical.

Set in 1960s London, it stars Phil Daniels as Jimmy Cooper, a young mod who lives for his scooter. Despising his parents’ suburban values, Jimmy rejects his “good steady job” and everything it represents, choosing instead to seek excitement in loud music, amphetamines and bank holidays in Brighton. Leslie Ash, Sting, Ray Winstone, Toyah Wilcox and others help to create a potent mix of rivalry, sex and violence.

Franc Roddam, Teesside-born director of Quadrophenia and creator of Auf Wiedersehen, Pet, will be interviewed after the screening in a Q&A with music and media historian Chris Phipps.

When: Saturday 16th August, Whitley Bay Playhouse, Film Starts: 7.30pm

Where: Whitley Bay Playhouse, Marine Ave, Whitley Bay, NE26 1LZ.

Tickets are priced £10 and may be bought online (50p booking fee applies). 

This event is part of Whitley Bay Film Festival. Also as part of the Festival, on Wed 13 August Chris Phipps will be leading 'It Crawled from the Drive-In' - a special musical prelude to a screening of Ed Wood's spectacularly bad Plan 9 from Outer Space. More info here.


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