Here’s our first look at CBGB, a film chronicling the birth of the hallowed rock venue in the grimy New York of the the 1970s. Shuttered in 2006, CBGB helped give a home to the punk and post-punk scenesters living in the city, and gave rise to acts like Television, Talking Heads, Patti Smith, The Ramones, Richard Hell, and Blondie.
And man does this movie look like something awful. Hoo boy.
All the dangerous grit of the 1970s has the quaint polish of a so-so made-for-TV movie. Love Goes to Buildings on Fire this is not. Even the gags and comic timing seem a little too zany, though that may just be the trailer. If anything, at least there’s Alan Rickman to class things up.
CBGB hits theaters October 11th.[via The Hollywood Reporter]