Join the Washington DC Sunday Night Film Club this Sunday, Nov 15th at 4:00 for Pirate Radio at the Landmark E Street Cinema . Look for Schmitty wearing a face in the theatre lobby about 15 minutes before the film. As always, after the film we will descend on a local establishment for dinner/drinks/discussion.
In 1966, BBC radio broadcasts less than an hour of pop music a day, forcing pirate DJs to take up the slack from boats anchored outside British waters. Quentin (Bill Nighy) is the commander of such a pirate station, overseeing a host of seedy, lusty and dope-smoking DJs, including the Count (Philip Seymour Hoffman) and Dave (Nick Frost), who makes it his personal mission to see to it that Quentin’s newly arrived godson (Tom Sturridge) loses his virginity.