Paducah, KY – Just about everybody enjoys a good story about a rag-tag bunch of underdogs fighting oppression. "Pirate Radio," from writer and director Richard Curtis, tells the somewhat true story of a group of DJ's, headed by Phillip Seymour Hoffman, who band together on the high seas in the 60s to broadcast rock and roll, battling authorities led by Kenneth Branagh at the British Broadcasting Corporation. Todd Hatton spoke with Larry Thomas about "Pirate Radio," playing this week at Paducah's Maiden Alley Cinema.
Pirate Radio Directed by Richard Curtis (Love Actually, blackadder)
"The Boat That Rocked" is an ensemble comedy in which the romance takes place between the young people of the '60s and pop music. It's about a band of rogue DJs that captivated Britain, playing the music that defined a generation and standing up to a government that, incomprehensibly, preferred jazz. The Count, a big, brash, American god of the airwaves; Quentin, the boss of Radio Rock -- a pirate radio station in the middle of the North Sea that's populated by an eclectic crew of rock and roll DJs; Gavin, the greatest DJ in Britain who has just returned from his drug tour of America to reclaim his rightful position; Dave, an ironic, intelligent and cruelly funny co-broadcaster; and a fearsome British government official out for blood against the drug takers and lawbreakers of a once-great nation.
Also Starring Bill Nighy (Shaun Of The Dead, Underworld series), Rhys Ifans (Notting Hill , Harry Potter), Nick Frost (Shaun Of The Dead, Hot Fuzz) & Kenneth Branagh (Hamlet, Harry Potter)
1 HOUR & 56 MINUTES 2009
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