James D. Cooper‘s Lambert & Stamp was irrefutably one of the top eight films I saw at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival. Yes, the one that happened fourteen months ago. It played again at the Sundance London Festival a few weeks later, and then it was vaya con dios for about a year. Now it’s finally back and opening commercially on 4.3. The guys behind The Who — a good yarn, punchy…H.G. Wells‘ The Time Machine. And yet it’s partly another tale about a rock-music guy (in this case Kit Lambert) who got lost in a louche lifestyle and succumbed to drugs at a relatively young age (45).
I distinctly remember that Lambert & Stamp director James D. Cooper gave off a sullen, disinterested vibe when he stood before the crowd at Park City’s Eccles theatre.