Revolution Summer at The Roxie Film Center August 31 - Sept. 6, 2007
Jonathan Richman performs at the Roxie Film Center [San Francisco] for the OPENING NIGHT SCREENING on Aug. 31 @ 8:00PM.
REVOLUTION SUMMER, the feature debut from filmmaker Miles Montalbano, is a portrait of three restless young urbanites searching for meaning in love, sex, drugs, and political rebellion. Directed with a nod to the French New Wave, this Bay Area DIY production imagines a trio of responses to the current repressive climate. A sexy, dangerous drama that dances on the razor's edge between anomie and violence starring Mackenzie Firgens, Samuel Child, and Lauren Fox. Jonathan Richman composed the original soundtrack, and will perform live at the Roxie with drummer Tommy Larkins following the 8:00pm opening night screening.
Mackenzie Firgens as Hope (Photo by Liz Ross)
Opens Friday Aug. 31 through Thursday Sept. 06 at the Roxie Film Center, 3117 16th St. San Francisco (415) 863-1087.
Co-presented by Film Arts Foundation and Noise Pop.
For more information visit http://www.revolutionsummerfilm.com/ or http://www.roxie.com
Lauren Fox as Francine (Photo by Liz Ross)
Synopsis of Revolution Summer from Roxie New College Film Center:
Rated: NR Runtime: 80 mins.
Fri, Aug 31 - Thu, Sept 6
Jonathan Richman in person: Aug.31!! Filmmaker Miles Matthew Montalbano’s feature debut is the most open-hearted and open-minded political portrait to come down the pike in ages. Written under the influence of Bush’s Iraqatastrophe and the Vietnam War–era landmarks Medium Cool and Zabriskie Point, and directed with a nod to the French New Wave, this Bay Area DIY production imagines a trio of responses to the current repressive climate. Mackenzie Firgens gives a screen-melting, star-making performance as the aptly named Hope, a young woman with an undercurrent of vague idealism, an abundance of common sense and no real direction. Her best friend, Francine (a bold, brave turn by Lauren Fox), dismisses any discussion of philosophy and meaning in favor of a live-for-today frenzy of drugs, sex and more drugs. When Hope hooks up with Frankie (Samuel Child), an earnest, likable fellow who’s signed on to a subversive plot to attack an unknown target, the stakes are kicked up a few notches. Brimming with restless energy and a palpable intelligence, and driven by Christian Bruno and K.C. Smith’s probing camerawork, Revolution Summer is an up-close and deeply personal meditation on individual responsibility in the modern age. A provocation spawned by an extraordinarily deep conviction, the film is nonetheless the antithesis of a self-indulgent screed. It abounds with countless small pleasures, from the tasty, spare soundtrack by Jonathan Richman, to gritty glimpses of San Francisco and Oakland, to a tongue-in-cheek cameo by rocker Chuck Prophet. With this sexy, dangerous drama that dances on the razor’s edge between anomie and violence, Montalbano announces himself as a filmmaker to watch. Written, directed & produced by Miles Matthew Montalbano. With Mackenzie Firgens, Samuel Child, Lauren Fox, Zak Kilberg, Ari Gold, Amanda Foreman, Chuck Prophet. USA, 2007, 80 minutes.
Jonathan Richman will play with his drummer Tommy Larkins opening night, August 31!!!
Revolution Summer Original Soundtrack
at Coalition of Independent Music Stores or here