The Crosstown Arts Weekly Film Series is an arthouse-style film series showcasing a diverse collection of independent, international, historically significant, artistic, experimental, cult, underground and documentary features.
Films begin at 7:30 pm sharp.
Tickets are $5 (at the door only)
LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, THE FABULOUS STAINS (NARRATIVE, 1982)
Ladies and Gentlemen, The Fabulous Stains is the story of Corinne Burns (Diane Lane), a recently orphaned 17-year-old girl whose life is almost instantly changed through a happenstance interview with the local news. Corinne attends a concert to self-promote her band The Stains, which is made up of her, her sister, and cousin. The Stains end up going on tour, radically changing their look and proclaiming on stage, “We’re the Stains, and we don’t put out.”
Along the way, the girls get famous, manipulate the pre-internet news media in their favor (for a moment at least) and steal a song and sound from their less interesting male tour mates. Featuring appearances by Steve Jones and Paul Cook of The Sex Pistols and Paul Simonon from the Clash, Ladies and Gentlemen, The Fabulous Stains was a box-office failure but gained a large cult following on late-night cable television.