Almost Famous

Rolling Stone journalist Cameron Crowe gives insight into his days as a teenage rock writer

Admit it, if you could leave your couch right now and tour with an up-and-coming rock band, you would. No? What about as a teenager? We thought so. Almost Famous is the semiautobiographical tale of writer/producer/director Cameron Crowe's experience as a teenage journalist for Rolling Stone. The film follows William Miller, a Crowe-inspired youngster who runs away from home to tour with fictional rock group Stillwater for a potential cover story on his idol Lester Bangs (played by Philip Seymour Hoffman). William gets more than a story as his journey leads to witnessing band breakups and makeups, losing his virginity, a near-death experience in an airplane and everything else that goes along with a healthy dose of sex, drugs and rock and roll. 7:30 p.m. today and 3:30 p.m. tomorrow. Alamo Drafthouse, West Oaks, 1000 West Oaks Mall. For tickets and information, call 281_920-9268 or visit $6.50.
Sat., Oct. 4, 7:30 p.m.; Sun., Oct. 5, 3:30 p.m., 2008
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