When Mick Jagger made his acting debut in Donald Cammell and Nicolas Roeg’s
Performance, the critics were hardly kind. One called it “the most completely worthless film I have ever seen since I began reviewing.” Ouch. Released in 1970 with an X rating after a negative test screening led to a two-year delay, the movie stars Jagger as a washed-up rock star who offers his home to a gangster as a hideout. Naturally, much sex, drugs, and rock ’n’ roll ensue. Far ahead of its time, the film is now regarded as a groundbreaking cult classic. See it as a part of MOMA’s “The Rolling Stones: 50 Years on Film,” a comprehensive retrospective that chronicles the band from the mid-1960s until today.
Fri., Nov. 23, 7:30 p.m.; Sat., Nov. 24, 5 p.m., 2012
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