A BAND AND A MOVIE: Ladies & Gentlemen, The Fabulous Stains + Sky Ferreira

Presented by BB Dakota & Don’t Knock the Rock
DJ set from Jenn Prince & Gabrielle Costa from Honey Power

Perennial bad girl and synth/dance/electro-pop princess Sky Ferreira takes the stage to perform in homage to “The Stains” for a special A Band and A Movie show featuring our favorite fictional teen girl band: They’re here and they don’t put out. Babyfaced Diane Lane and Laura Dern ignite the screen with a cinematic rebel yell, a feminist anthem of DIY force that’s both a blueprint for decades of rad music and a prescient foreshadowing of our eat-or-be-eaten media culture. Most of all, it’s a fiery explosion of teen angst, awesome tunes and powerful women. Lane, Dern and Marin Kanter are The Stains, a misfit trio escaping their destined-for-nothing small town lives through sheer will and the sound of punk rock. On tour with the Metal Corpses (fronted by The Tubes’ Fee Waybill) and the Looters (Ray Winstone, giving one of the great actor-as-rock-star performances, and backed by The Clash’s Paul Simonon plus Sex Pistols’ Steve Jones and Paul Cook), the Stains must fight on without burning out. Written by SNL scribe/Oscar-winner Nancy Dowd, and directed by legendary music impresario Lou Adler (Up In Smoke), Stains remains an influential and pointed commentary awaiting rediscovery by a new generation.

Dir. Lou Adler, 1982, 35mm, 87 min.