This Thursday evening prepare to fire up the time machine and step back into an era when Mods and Rockers slugged it out on the seafront, rebellion was in the air and Sting was cool (if you can believe it).
To coincide with the bank holiday weekend in which the film was set, the Genesis Cinema in east London and Matters of Vinyl Importance will be hosting a special screening of ‘Quadrophenia’. To really add to the retro nostalgia, Phil Daniels, who played the role of Jimmy Cooper in the 1979 drama, will be taking part in a Q&A.
Based on the music of Pete Townshend and The Who's legendary album of the same name, this classic British film tells the story of Jimmy, a young man dissatisfied with his job and who has a penchant for drug taking. While his day-to-day life is mundane, at night him and his gang, the Mods, enjoy all-night parties and a rivalry with the Rockers. A convergence of both gangs in Brighton ends with Jimmy in a tailspin as he spirals out of control.
Ahead of the screening in the bar of the cinema at 7pm there'll be live music inspired by the film by John Ashdown, Nathan Persad and Ceri James. Matters of Vinyl Importance will also have a record stall. Time to get your Vespa revving.
‘Quadrophenia’ screens on Thursday, Aug 23. Tickets cost £15, £12.50 for concessions. To book and for more information visit the Genesis Cinema website here.