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September 29, 2010

Mods & Rockers Brunch Bash!

Hosted by Cafe Meccanica & Cine Meccanica

Sunday October 3rd , 12-4pm
Vaudeville Park
(L train to Graham Ave)

FREE coffee, bagels and treatsFREE Open bar serving scrumptious Sangria

12pm Cine Meccanica screens QUADROPHENIA (1979)
2-4pm Record hop, spinning surf, rock & vintage biker flick vinyl.
$5 at the door

The film Quadrophenia is based on the real life Mods & Rockers riots in Brighton Beach, England in 1964. Before the season comes to an end, hop on your ride (be it motorbike, scooter, moped or pogo stick), throw on your best vintage attire and head on over to Vaudeville Park for a hoppin’ good time!

Quadrophenia (1979)

Set in 1965, follows the story of Jimmy Cooper (Phil Daniels), a London Mod. Disillusioned by his parents and a job as a post room boy in an advertising firm, Jimmy finds an outlet for his teenage angst with his Mod friends Dave (Mark Wingett), Chalky (Philip Davis) and Spider (Gary Shail).

However, his angst and confusion are compounded by the fact that one of his rivals is in fact childhood friend Kevin (Ray Winstone).

A bank holiday weekend provides the excuse for the rivalry between Mods and Rockers to come to a head, as they both descend upon the seaside town of Brighton. A series of running battles ensues. As the police close in on the rioters, Jimmy escapes down an alleyway with Steph (Leslie Ash), a girl on whom he has a crush, to have sex.

When the pair emerge, they find themselves in the middle of the melee just as police are succeeding in detaining rioters. Jimmy is arrested and later fined £50. Back in London, Jimmy becomes increasingly depressed.

He is thrown out of his house by his mother, who finds his stash of amphetamine pills. He then quits his job, spends his severance package on more pills, and finds out that Steph has become the girlfriend of his friend Dave. After a brief fight with Dave, Jimmy’s Lambretta scooter is accidentally destroyed, and he takes a train back to Brighton.

He revisits the scene of his encounter with Steph, and then discovers that his idol, Ace Face (played by Sting), is in reality a lowly bellboy at a Brighton hotel. – Wikipedia

Check out all the motorcycles and scooters from the film HERE

See you Sunday!

– Corinna

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