Sound Opinions at the Movies – Almost Famous
On Wednesday April 23rd, join Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot for a special screening of Almost Famous at the Music Box Theatre.
Jim and Greg will talk about Cameron Crowe’s love letter to musical discovery with a note-perfect soundtrack. Plus, Jim will share his memories of the late actor Phillip Seymour Hoffman and the late critic Lester Bangs. And you’ll be able to enjoy Goose Island beer while listening to audio of a young Jim DeRogatis speaking with his hero, Lester Bangs.
Sound Opinions is where people who love music can come together. Make discoveries, debate, learn about pop culture, engage, have fun and find new ways to further enrich your lives through music.
Whether you’re an expert, or just a casual fan, Sound Opinions is your source for smart and engaging music criticism and conversation.
Each week on the show, nationally respected rock critics Greg Kot and Jim DeRogatis interview artists, talk about pop culture and music industry news, review new record releases and give trends a historical context. And, because on Sound Opinions, “everyone’s a critic,” listeners are invited to join in the debate.
Sound Opinions is produced by by WBEZ Chicago, home to This American Life and Wait Wait…Don’t Tell Me!, and is distributed nationally by PRX. Sound Opinions can be heard on stations across the country and online at SoundOpinions.org
Tickets are $10 in advance. Remaining tickets will be sold for $12 cash at the door. WBEZ members get $1 off. All proceeds go to benefit Sound Opinions and Chicago Public Media.
directed by Cameron Crowe starring Billy Crudup, Frances McDormand, Kate Hudson, Jason Lee, Patrick Fugit, Zooey Deschanel, Michael Angarano, Anna Paquin, Fairuza Balk, Noah Taylor, John Fedevich, Mark Kozelek, Jimmy Fallon, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Eric Stonestreet
In the early 1970s, teenage writer William Miller gets a plum assignment from a Rolling Stone editor to write about the band Stillwater on a cross-country tour. Along the way, he learns about friendship and love with help from Penny Lane.