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Sid and Nancy 

When: Wed., Feb. 7, 8 p.m. 2018
Price: $5
The toxic and ultimately fatal relationship of Sex Pistols bassist Sid Vicious and his American girlfriend Nancy Spungen is the inspiration for Alex Cox's cinematic biography Sid and Nancy. Written by Cox and University City native Abbe Wool, the film stars Gary Oldman as the musically inept and heroin-addicted Sid, with Chloe Webb as Nancy. Pistols singer John Lydon hates the film for its romanticized final scene (he feels it glamorizes heroin), but then he doesn't like much of anything. Sid and Nancy mostly succeeds on the strength of Oldman's phenomenal performance and Webb's portrayal of Nancy's grating, drug-hungry personality, in addition to its pretty great soundtrack (courtesy of Joe Strummer, the Pogues and the film's version of the Sex Pistols performing the band's original music). Sid and Nancy is shown at 8 p.m. tonight at the Schlafly Bottleworks (7260 Southwest Avenue, Maplewood; www.webster.edu/film-series) as part of the Strange Brew film series. Tickets are $5.
— Paul Friswold

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