Summer 2010 Summer Films series
Sunday, June 6, 2010 at 8:00pm
Directed by Richard Curtis
Screenplay by Richard Curtis
Starring Philip Seymour Hoffman, Bill Nighy, Rhys Ifans, Nick Frost
Rated 14A ·
United Kingdom, Germany, United States, France
Pirate Radio is the high-spirited story of how eight DJs’ love affair with Rock’n Roll changed the world forever. In the 1960s this group of rogue DJs, on a boat in the middle of the North Sea, played rock records and broke the law all for the love of music. The songs they played united and defined an entire generation and drove the British government crazy. By playing Rock’n Roll they were standing up against the British government who did everything in its power to shut them down. The band of rebels is lead by The Count, played by Academy Award winning Philip Seymour Hoffman, and includes Quentin the boss of Radio Rock, Gavin the greatest DJ in Britian, Midnight Mark, Doctor Dave and Young Carl who comes of age amidst the chaos of sex, drugs and rock’n roll. The film features an unbelievable selection of music including The Beatles, The Stones, The Beach Boys, Dusty Springfield, The Who, Jimi Hendrix, Smokey Robinson, David Bowie, Otis Redding, and Cat Stevens—just to name a few. The film is laugh out loud funny and speaks to the rock’n roll rebel in all of us. See Pirate Radio for a basic reference.