Penny Lane’s dance from “Almost Famous"

Hi All -

Here is a brief dance from a really wonderful movie, Almost Famous. Kate Hudson plays a teen “groupie” following a band called “Stillwater” She befriends a very young journalist from “Rolling Stone” who is writing a profile on the band - and it is revealed that they are both but 15 years old. 

This is a semi autobiographical film. The director, Cameron Crowe was indeed hired sight unseen by “Rolling Stone” when he was in high school, so he has an unusually good insight into the behind-the-scene world of rock and roll.

Penny's dance is like her own personal elegy for rock and roll and the life she was living.  Kate Hudson plays this scene to absolute perfection.

ALMOST FAMOUS directed and written by Cameron Crowe (2000 122 min.)

Van -


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