Floria Sigismondi


This week, Fat Guy Kevin Carr woos the FSR audience on a Date Night before giving a grade to the high school rockers in The Runaways


The Runaways

The Runaways is a faithful representation of a time and place in music history, and features some pretty decent performances from its cast, but with too little to separate it from all the other rock biopics out there, it hasn’t made much of a case for its own existence.


The Runaways: Kristen Stewart, Dakota Fanning and Floria Sigismondi

I was able to see The Runaways here at SXSW, which is kind of a cool experience. One minute you are watching some kick-ass girls rock out on the big screen, the next minute you can see some of the impact those girls had on rock n’ roll out on the streets of Austin. I loved the film, and I was pretty excited to be able to speak with the woman behind the curtain. When sitting with The Runaways director Floria Sigismondi I could tell that she was very much in control of how to tell the out of control stories of Cherie Currie and Joan Jett


The Runaways has plenty of components working against it. It’s an independent film that stars Kristen Stewart, who since her work in Twilight has been dismissed by many of us who avoid that series like the plague as a textbook example of the overexposed and the undertalented.


Here’s something interesting that I learned tonight, following the Sundance press screening of The Runaways. Pedophilia is being sexually attracted to a pre-adolescent. However, there is a word for being attracted to 15-year old Dakota Fanning…



“The Runaways have the most chance of any group I’ve seen to tear this world apart.”

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