Everyman Road Movies at KXFS: Drugstore Cowboy

King's Cross Filling Station , King's Cross Friday May 3 2013 18:30
Everyman Road Movies at KXFS: Drugstore Cowboy
© Jonathan Perugia
Everyman Road Movies at KXFS
Bob (Dillon), his wife Dianne (Lynch), Rich (Le Gros) and Nadine (Graham) are junkies who survive by robbing pharmacies in Portland, Oregon, in 1971. The natural leader of the gang, Bob decides they had better leave town after one too many scrapes with the law. It's Bob, too, who finally elects to straighten out after one of their number ODs. Though hardly earth-shakingly original, Van Sant's low-budget movie takes a cool, contemplative and sometimes comic look at American drug-culture, manages for the most part to dispense with easy moralising, and comes close to grasping why the addiction to chemicals of every kind ('A dope fiend always knows how he's gonna feel'). Screened as part of Everyman Cinema's Road Movies residency at the King's Cross Filling Station. (18)


Venue name: King's Cross Filling Station
Address: Goods Way
Transport: Tube: King's Cross St Pancras
Price: £10-£20, £7.50 under-12s
Event website: http://www.everymancinema.com
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