- Running time113 minutes
- DirectorDrew DeNicola, Olivia Mori
Unknown beyond a small, passionate fan base, Memphis power-pop band Big Star had a far-reaching influence. Four decades after their first break-up, Drew DeNicola’s debut documentary pays them due homage.
Chris Bell and Alex Chilton – both now deceased – were the band’s Lennon and McCartney, crafting hard-edged yet often poignant teen anthems.
Despite massive critical acclaim, Big Star’s first two albums were woefully mishandled by the record companies, and before the release of their third, the band disbanded in despair.
Reformed in 1993 with a new line-up, they toured with some success before Chilton’s death in 2010. The film attests to a musical phenomenon that, as songwriter Robyn Hitchcock puts it, was “like a letter that got lost in the mail”.
Select a time to book this film
This film is no longer showing.
Get a FACT Membership and SAVE 10%
Member Mondays (all day)
Non Members Adults / Retired / Student £7.00
Non Member Family of 4 £21.00
Member Monday not applicable on a bank holiday.
Tuesday - Friday for shows starting before 5pm
Retired / Student £9
Retired / Student Member £7
Family of 4 £28.00
Tuesday-Friday from 5pm, and all day Saturday and Sunday
Adult Member £9.00
Retired / Student £10.00
Retired / Student Member £8.00
Family of 4 £30.00
*For details about Films clubs rates, Special events and other concessions please view our ticket details page
You may also like
Patrick Buchanan, Canada, 2016, 70 minsLunar Orbit takes us into the Ultraworld of the pioneers of a...
Experience a journey like no other on the planet—one that spans hundreds of miles across a frozen co...
Get free tickets, plus 10% off tickets, food and drinks at FACT and beyond