Fame (1980)

Fame is a iconic musical drama directed by Alan Parker.

Set in New York City, it chronicles the lives and hardships of students attending the High School of Performing Arts (known today as Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School), from their auditions right through to their senior years at High School.

Those who make the cut discover that it takes a lot of hard work to become a star and sometimes difficult decisions have to be made. On top of their unique struggles the students must deal with the mundane pressures of adolescence like homework, heartbreak and rejection.

The film received several awards and nominations, including two Academy Awards for Best Original Song (“Fame”) and Best Original Score as well a Golden Globe Award for Best Original Song.

“A genuine treasure, moving and entertaining” – Roger Ebert

“The song and dance scenes are hard to beat in terms of sheer energy and atmosphere” – EMPIRE