THE GREAT ROCK AND ROLL SWINDLE
The Sex Pistols star in director Julien Temple's bizarre and hilarious fictional documentary that charts the rise and fall of punk's most notorious band through the eyes of its calculating manager, Malcolm McLaren. Mixing animation and midgets with footage of some of The Pistols' most electrifying live performances, the 1980 film presents the band's success as an elaborate scam perpetrated by McLaren to make "a million pounds" at the expense of record companies, outraged moralists, the British Royal Familyand even the fans and band members themselves.
The Great Rock Rock 'n' Roll Swindle was called "a parable of our times" by the Guardian (UK), but most music fans simply consider it one of the best rock films ever. More than 25 years after their breakup, The Sex Pistols' music continues to influence punk and post-punk bands the world over. The Great Rock 'n' Roll Swindle shows why.
Following the film, there will be a LIVE concert celebrating the filth and the fury of the Sex Pistols.
$10, general public
$7 for Saratoga Arts and Saratoga Film Forum members (membership will be verified) and for those with a SaratogaArtsFest ArtsPass. ArtsPasses need to be presented at the door with your ticket.
An ArtsPass gains you access to dozens of programs during SaratogaArtsFest (Thursday, June 7 - Sunday, June 10) and additional year-round benefits and discounts, and can be purchased for $30 ($35 after April 1) from http://www.saratogaartsfest.org/.
Presented during SaratogaArtsFest by Saratoga Arts and the Saratoga Film Forum.
Saratoga Arts Center (View)
Saratoga Springs, NY 12866