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starring Ashley Greene with a star-packed cast

Alan Rickman is legendary NYC club owner Hilly Kristal, who during the 1970s wanted to create a venue for country, bluegrass, and blues music (thus the name CBGB). When those acts became difficult to book, he shifted the club's focus to local bands playing original music. This is the story of the man who helped launch the careers of Patti Smith, Blondie, the Talking Heads, and the Ramones; helped to define New York's punk scene; and changed the face of music.