2021 / drama, comedy / 90 min /
directed by Stephen Kijak / written by Lorianne Hall, Stephen Kijak /
country: USA / language: English
* Playing Friday 3/26
“If you love The Smiths, and that magical teenage time when music, and your connection to it, both shared and personal, is the most important thing in the world, you’re likely to swoon.”
– Katie Walsh, Tribune News Service –
“Denver, summer 1987. A group of quirky and confused teenagers are about to have their lives changed forever over the course of one night when the news hits them that their heroes, iconic British band The Smiths, are splitting.
As Cleo and her friends start a night of hard partying to mourn their musical loss, Dean is driven to a more daring and dangerous form of tribute: he decides to hold up the local radio station at gunpoint and make the DJ play nothing but Smiths tracks for the entire night. And with the radio at full blast, the group of friends will go on a journey of self-discovery that will transform them forever.
Inspired by true events, SHOPLIFTERS OF THE WORLD is a film that celebrates youth and the power of music to change people’s lives, showcasing the iconic sound and style of England’s greatest 80s band: The Smiths”
(source: WestEnd Films)