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Ahead of 'Almost Famous' screening, Jim DeRogatis talks Lester Bangs

Ahead of 'Almost Famous' screening, Jim DeRogatis talks Lester Bangs

“Almost Famous” is one of Cameron Crowe’s best-known films, and it is also one of his most personal and autobiographical. Based on his own teenage experiences as an aspiring music writer for Rolling Stone, the 2000 movie starring Kate Hudson, Patrick Fugit and Billy Crudup captures the louche 1970s rock scene through the eyes of a wide-eyed high school kid. A free screening of the film on Tuesday in Millennium Park is the latest installment of “Sound Opinions at the Movies,” hosted by Tribune rock critic Greg Kot and fellow music writer and radio partner Jim DeRogatis — the latter of whom has a personal connection to the film. One of the...

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