HEAVY MIDNITES: Ladies & Gentlemen, The Fabulous Stains (hosted by Jake Fogelnest!)

Comedian/writer/Cinefamily friend/longtime Stains superfan Jake Fogelnest will join us to discuss the movie! 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. But, 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.

Watch Cinefamily’s original trailer for “Ladies and Gentlemen: The Fabulous Stains”!