The Cure in Orange

The Cure in Orange

Never released digitally, the first concert film by goth-fathers The Cure brings the band’s classic-era quintet to the big screen. A shockingly short-haired Robert Smith leads the band over two August nights at the bucolic, Roman-era Théâtre antique d'Orange in France’s Provence region, not far from where the group would go on to record their seminal double-album Kiss Me, Kiss Me, Kiss Me. The set boasts a slashing “One Hundred Years” and crowd chant-along “Play For Today” in addition to high-powered cuts from their latest LP The Head on the Door. Directed by longtime visual collaborator and music video director Tim Pope, The Cure in Orange captures five imaginary boys on the edge of enormity.

DIRECTED BY: Tim Pope. WITH: Robert Smith, Lol Tolhurst, Simon Gallup, Porl Thompson. 1987. 94 min. UK. Color. English. 35mm.

Academy Museum film programming generously funded by the Richard Roth Foundation. 

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