Irene Cara Tribute Film!
Nominated for 6 Academy Awards and 4 Golden Globes (including Best Actress and Best Motion Picture, Comedy or Musical)!
At the New York City High School for the Performing Arts, students get specialized training that often leads to success as actors, singers, and musicians. This movie follows eight students from the time they audition to get into the school, through graduation. The youngsters grapple with heavy issues such as homosexuality, abortion, attempted suicide and illiteracy. On top of their unique struggles, the students must deal with the mundane pressures of adolescence like homework, heartbreak and rejection.
Another outstanding work from Alan Parker, the acclaimed British director of MIDNIGHT EXPRESS, PINK FLOYD: THE WALL, MISSISSIPPI BURNING, and THE COMMITMENTS.
1980, 134 minutes, Rated R, Irene Cara Tribute Film, Directed by Alan Parker
“A genuine treasure, moving and entertaining.”– Roger Ebert, CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
“’Fame’ isn't only the best musical of the summer, it's one of the best films of any genre -- a fresh and funky, sassy and brassy, gutty and gritty, slick and smart piece of work.”– Bruce McCabe, BOSTON GLOBE
“Numerous performance scenes are expertly woven into Christopher Gore's screenplay following the audition-to-graduation fortunes of a handful of students, and the result is a joyful celebration of youth, hope and talent.”– Yardena Arar, ASSOCIATED PRESS
“Not only is the singing and dancing in this movie excellent, it is also done in a spontaneous and natural way, giving it a realistic quality much more exciting and inspiring than the staged musical sequences in most movie musicals."– Maida Tilchen, GAY COOMUNITY NEWS (BOSTON)
“The song and dance scenes are hard to beat in terms of sheer energy and atmosphere…”– Anna Smith, EMPIRE MAGAZINE