Retrospective: Local Heroes

Sid And Nancy

It’s 1977, and The Sex Pistols have taken the music world by storm with lead singer Johnny Rotten (Andrew Schofield) and bass guitarist Sid Vicious (Gary Oldman) enjoying all the spoils that fame and money have to offer.

An American groupie, Nancy Spungen (Chloe Webb), heads to London to pursue Sid. They commence a damaging union based around increasing drug use that frays relationships with Johnny and the rest of the band. A chaotic US tour marks the start of a rapid downward spiral that will not only destroy the band but also Sid and Nancy themselves.

With an original soundtrack featuring artists such as Joe Strummer from The Clash and The Pogues, Sid and Nancy is one of the defining films of the punk era, co-written and directed by Alex Cox (Repo Man). The film embodies the noise and fury of the punk aesthetic while detailing a heartbreaking relationship between two lost souls stuck in a situation they could not handle.

Alex Cox
Gary Oldman, Chloe Webb, David Hayman, Andrew Schofield, Courtney Love