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Sneak Peek of award-winning bio-pic about Ian Curtis of Joy Division!

Sunday October 7, 2007 - 7:30pm
Aero Theatre, Santa Monica


(2007, 121 mins, Weinstein Company, Directed by Anton Corbijin)

Teenage music fan Ian Curtis has aspirations beyond the trappings of small town life in 1970s Northern England. Wanting to emulate his musical heroes, such as David Bowie and Iggy Pop, he joins a band, and his musical ambition begins to thrive. Soon though, the everyday fears and emotions, that fuel his music, begin to eat away at him. Married young, with a daughter, he is distracted from his family commitments by a new love and the growing expectations of his band, Joy Division. The strain manifests itself in his health. With epilepsy adding to his guilt and depression, desperation takes hold. Surrendering to the weight on his shoulders, Ian's tortured soul consumes him. The role of Ian Curtis is played by Sam Riley who portrayed Mark E. Smith of The Fall in the film "24 Hour Party People". Ian Curtis' wife Deborah (on whose memoir the film is partly based) is played by Samantha Morton ("Sweet And Lowdown" and "Minority Report") Original music by Joy Division and New Order.


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