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Almost Famous

Released 2000
Distributor Columbia

Despite generally rapturous reviews, Cameron Crowe’s engaging semi-autographical chronicle of a teenage writer touring with rock bands for Rolling Stone struggled at the box office, but has since emerged as a cult classic with a devoted following. An alternate dvd version, Almost Famous: Untitled, consists of the theatrical release combined with 40 minutes of deleted scenes.

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About Allan Arkush

A record collector and film buff from birth, Allan Arkush brought his two loves together in directing the cult classic Rock ‘n’ Roll High School. Back in the day Allan was directing and executive producing television series like Heroes, and Crossing Jordan.  He has also directed episodes of Ally McBeal, Moonlighting, St. Elsewhere, Fame, A Series of Unfortunate Events and TV Movies like Elvis Meets Nixon and Shake Rattle & Rock as well as the mini-series, The Temptations, for which he won an Emmy. He used to have a lost film, Get Crazy, but Kino/Lorber found it in time for Christmas 2021. His day job is teaching Film production & history at the AFI.