With Rock and Roll coming from every direction in Austin, the 2010 SXSW festival seems like the perfect place to premiere “The Runaways”. As the evening approached twilight, the film’s stars Kristen Stewart and Dakota Fanning walked the red carpet for the event along with director Floria Sigismondi and Runaways’ lead singer Cherie Currie.
“The Runaways” follows guitarist Joan Jett (Stewart) and lead singer Cherie Currie (Fanning) from the formation of the Los Angeles based all-girl band in the late 1970’s, their signing with the manager who would take them on their roller coaster rise to international fame and then the eventual dissolution of the group. You can read IFC.com’s review of “The Runaways” here.
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