Gary Oldman is spellbinding in his breakthrough performance as Sex Pistol Sid Vicious in Alex Cox‘s landmark look at one of the most notoriously dysfunctional (not to mention tragic) takes on one of rock ‘n roll’s most well known love stories, SID & NANCY. Borderline Shakespearean in its arc, the film follows the breakout success and worldwide fame experienced by the phenomenal English punk rock band as they head across the pond on their first US tour, accompanied by temperamental bassist Vicious’ troubled girlfriend, Nancy Spungen (the perfectly cast Chloe Webb). Along the way, the couple’s turbulent relationship strains the patience of bandmate Johnny Rotten and manager Malcolm McLaren while plunging Sid and Nancy into the depths of drug addiction and co-dependency. Remember to rock out to a fantastic soundtrack featuring music from Joe Strummer, Steve Jones, The Circle Jerks and The Pogues, while keeping your eyes peeled for a brief (nevertheless spine-tingly) cameo from a very young Courtney Love as Nancy’s friend, Gretchen. Also starring David Hayman and Andrew Schofield.
“Once we sense a glimmer of talent and accept these people as human beings, the tragedy of their drug use resonates enormously.” (Gene Siskel)
Friday, February 17
Doors 11:15 pm | Movie 11:45 pm
Tickets $8 advance HERE | $10 at the door
*Minors OK in the balcony! (Please note this film is rated 18A.) Must be 19+ w/ID for bar service and main floor seating.
**Groupons and passes OK! Please redeem at the door.
SID & NANCY (Alex Cox, 1986 / 112 mins / 18A) A lacerating love story, SID & NANCY chronicles the brief, intense attachment of two of punk’s most notorious poster children, Sex Pistols bassist Sid Vicious and his girlfriend, Nancy Spungen.