Canned from a 20-year job as roadie for Blue Oyster Cult, Jimmy is broke and desperate. With nowhere else to go, he returns home to Forest Hills, Queens to visit his aging mother, where a wild night with some hard-partying high school friends shows him that some things never change. From director Michael Cuesta (L.I.E., Twelve and Holding), ROADIE features powerful performances from Ron Eldard, Bobby Cannavale, Jill Hennessy and a refreshingly eclectic 70s hard rock soundtrack.
For over 20 years, Jimmy Testagross (Ron Eldard) has lived his childhood dream: being a roadie for his childhood heroes, Blue Öyster Cult. But the band's Arena-Rock glory days are a distant memory. County fairs and club gigs pay the bills. And Jimmy has become a casualty of these leaner times. With no place to go, no job prospects, and no real skills outside of being a roadie, Jimmy needs to regroup. So he returns to his childhood home in Queens, Ny. There, he revisits old relationships: his ailing, widower mom, a high school crush, a former nemesis and, most importantly, his relationship with himself. Jimmy, the middle-aged man-child, has never grown up. He still carries the resentments and frustrations of his youth, and has allowed them to fester and define who and what he is. Confronted with his mother's illness, Jimmy has a choice: let go of the past and take responsibility for both himself and the woman who raised and now needs him. Or continue to live a life of lies and frustration.
We have an exclusive look at Roadie, which is in select theaters January 6th. Check out our Sneak Peek featurette below.Read More
Magnolia Pictures announced today they will distribute the indie drama Roadie, which will be released on January 6, 2012. The first two photos from Roadie were also released with the announcement. Click on the photos below to access our new Roadie gallery, and you can read the full press release below the photos.
The Wagner/Cuban Company's Magnolia Pictures announced today they have acquired US rights to Roadie, a new drama from director Michael Cuesta (L.I.E., Twelve and Holding, Showtime's Homeland) featuring wonderful performances from Ron Eldard, Bobby Cannavale, Jill Hennessy and Lois Smith. The film written by Gerald Cuesta and Michael Cuesta, and produced by Mike Downey and Sirad Balducci.Read More