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Virtually Gorton: Weekly Film Club’s Films
Hello Gorton film fans!
I miss seeing you at the movies! While the John & Nancy Hughes Theater is closed, I thought the next best thing would be getting together to talk about films. Every week we will have two suggested films to watch and on Tuesday evenings at 7pm we will get together via Zoom to discuss them. For the first few weeks we are going to become our very own “Brat Pack” and start with the amazing works of our theater’s namesake — the one…the only John Hughes! We will pair one Hughes film with a modern counterpart so we can compare and contrast the two.
So hop into your dad’s red convertible, dust off that 80’s prom dress and get ready to talk film with your Gorton crew!
Hope to see you there!
Jamie Hall – Director of Film
THIS WEEK’S FILMS:
For April 21st at 7:00PM
The Breakfast Club (1986)
Fun fact: John Hughes wrote the iconic screenplay for this film in two days time. Trapped in a day-long Saturday detention in a prison-like school library are Claire, the princess (Molly Ringwald); Andrew, the jock (Emilio Estevez); John, the criminal (Judd Nelson); Brian, the brain (Anthony Michael Hall); and Allison, the basket case (Ally Sheedy). These five strangers begin the day with nothing in common, each bound to his/her place in the high school caste system. Yet the students bond together when faced with the villainous principal (Paul Gleason), and they realize that they have more in common than they may think, including a contempt for adult society. “When you grow up, your heart dies,” Allison proclaims in one of the film’s many scenes of soul-searching, and, judging from the adults depicted in the film, the teen audience may very well agree. Released in a decade overflowing with derivative teen films, The Breakfast Club has developed an almost cult-like status.
Where to Watch:
Amazon – Rental from $3.99/ $14.99 to purchase/Free with Starz subscription
YouTube – Rental $3.99/from $11.99 to purchase
GooglePlay – Rental from $3.99/$11.99 to purchase
The Way, Way Back (2013)
Another funny and poignant coming of age story following 14-year-old Duncan’s (Liam James) summer vacation with his mother, Pam (Toni Collette), her overbearing boyfriend, Trent (Steve Carell), and his daughter, Steph (Zoe Levin). Having a rough time fitting in, the introverted Duncan finds an unexpected friend in gregarious Owen (Sam Rockwell), manager of the Water Wizz water park. Through his funny, clandestine friendship with Owen, Duncan slowly opens up to and begins to finally find his place in the world – all during a summer he will never forget. This film should give us some interesting intersections and contrasts to the the teenage centric story in The Breakfast Club. Looking forward to hearing what you all think!
Here is some more information and a summary of the film if you want to check it out: Rotten Tomatoes – IMDb – Common Sense Media’s Parents Guide. Rated PG-13(or thematic elements, language, some sexual content and brief drug material).
Where to Watch:
Amazon – Rental from $3.99/ $14.99 to purchase
YouTube – Rental $3.99/from $14.99 to purchase
GooglePlay – Rental from $3.99/$14.99 to purchase
TO SIGN UP FOR FILM CLUB VISIT: https://ci.ovationtix.com/34930/production/1028445?performanceId=10538242
Previous Film Club Films:
April 14th: Ferris Bueller’s Day Off (1986)
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