Sugar Town ★★ 1999 (R)
Ambitions collide in this saga of the L.A. music scene. Savvy and unscrupulous young singer Gwen (Gordon) is determined to land a recording contract while a group of middle age rock stars (Taylor, Des Barres, and Kemp) want to recapture their fame—with music producer Burt (Klein) as their catalyst. There's also struggling studio musician Carl (Doe) and his woes with Latina singer, Rosio (Cavazos) and various other subplots—none of which hang together terribly well. 92m/C VHS . Michael Des Barres, Jade Gordon, John Taylor, Martin Kemp, Larry Klein, John Doe, Lumi Cavazos, Lucinda Jenney, Rosanna Arquette, Ally Sheedy, Beverly D'Angelo, Richmond Arquette, Jeff (Jeffrey) McDonald, Vincent Berry, Polly Platt, Chris Mulkey; D: Allison Anders, Kurt Voss; W: Allison Anders, Kurt Voss; C: Kristian Bernier; M: Larry Klein.