Why See John Cusack?
Celebrate the magic of High Fidelity
Join John Cusack for a special screening of his seminal 2000 film High Fidelity, followed by a Q&A where you can quiz the actor on the experience of movie making - just don't be surprised if the answer comes in the form of a Top Five list.
Telling the story of commitment-phobic record store owner Rob Gordon, his obsession with music, making Top Five lists, and his search for meaning after a break-up, High Fidelity is deft love letter to music, featuring tunes from The Kinks, Dylan, Elton John, The Roots, Stiff Little Fingers and many, many more, scoring Rob's quest to find happiness. Starring Cusack, Jack White and even including a cameo from The Boss himself, it's a tightly written comedy with a philosophical edge and is widely lauded as one of Cusack's best ever performances committed to celluloid.
Based on the book by Nick Hornby, it was something of a pet project for Cusack, who went about gaining the rights and moving the action from North London to his hometown of Chicago, a move praised by the Hornby who said 'at times, it appears to be a film in which John Cusack reads my book.' Later it went on to be adapted into a Broadway musical, but the less said about that, the better.
Performance date: 16 September 2018
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