Directed by: Brian Gibson
Cast: Stephen Rea, Jimmy Nail, Bill Nighy, Timothy Spall, Juliet Aubrey and Billy Connelly
United Kingdom / 1998 / Comedy/Drama / AA for language, sexuality and drug content, 95 min.
“A lively, deadpan comedy that celebrates the joy, the heartbreak and the absurdity of the rock ‘n’ roll life.” – Ed Kelleher, Film Journal International
“An absolute gem of a movie!” – Clint Morris, Moviehole
Twenty years after Strange Fruit’s highly publicized breakup in 1978 at the Wisbech open-air festival, the band-keyboardist Tony, who was working as a condom salesman in Ibiza; bassist Les, now a roofer in the frozen North of England; drummer Beano, leading a reclusive existence in his mother’s garden; ultra-vain lead singer Ray, living beyond his means with his second Swedish wife; and Brian, the fragile lead guitarist who is currently MIA – are persuaded to get back together for a reunion concert, Wisbech 1998. Still Crazy charts their increasingly desperate efforts to recapture the magic, the music, the lost opportunities and the missed performances of their prime.
NOMINATED – Best Picture, Best Original Song, Golden Globes, 1999
WON – Best Technical/Artistic Achievement, Peter Sellers Award for Comedy (Bill Nighy), Evening Standard British Film Awards, 1999