DON'T KNOCK THE ROCK: Strutter (filmmakers & cast in person!)

No strangers to portraying a hidden Los Angeles that’s both melancholy and picaresque, co-directors Allison Anders and Kurt Voss — with their spitfire rock ‘n roll fable Strutter — complete a loose, lean trilogy that across the decades has also included the pioneering ‘80s indie Border Radio and the evocative ‘90s music industry ensemble piece Sugar Town. Filmed at many classic L.A. haunts (including the Cinefamily!), this tale of a fresh-faced, struggling rock singer gingerly vacillates between healthy dollops of Angeleno angst and touching life lessons facing idealistic twentysomethings, as our hero must learn to put his past behind him, form an oddly simpatico relationship with his idol/former romantic rival, and navigate the many complications and compromises that come with adulthood. With an original score by J Mascis of Dinosaur Jr., Strutter is soulful stuff for swingin’ lovers. Co-directors Allison Anders and Kurt Voss, plus cast members, in person!
Dirs. Allison Anders & Kurt Voss, 2012, digital presentation, 87 min.

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