Thursday, August 13, 2009

John Hughes Film Series at Asylum

After the success of the Wes Anderson movie series, Asylum has decided to keep the summer of free movies going. This time, the movies of the late, great John Hughes will be the subject. He had quite a few hits, but Asylum will be showing those falling into the high school angst/coming of age genre. If you were born in the late 70s or early 80s, you should know these films very well.

Ed McNally's recent editorial on Hughes really made me laugh. And he mentioned a great quote from Hughes, via Ferris Beuller: "Life moves pretty fast. You don't stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it." Is that not the truth? Abe Froman, the Sausage King of Chicago couldn't have said it any better.

And who can top James Spader in a white linen suit, cold chillin, fake-smoking a cigarette in the stairwell of his high school. CLASSIC. The movies will be shown during the last week of August. Asylum is located at 2471 18t Street NW. The schedule:

Sunday, August 23
Free Double Feature Matinee 4:00PM
Sixteen Candles (John Cusack!)
The Breakfast Club (Molly Ringwald)

Tuesday, August 25
Free Double Feature 8:00PM
Weird Science (Kelly LeBrock)
Pretty in Pink (James Spader; clip below)

Thursday, August 27
Free 8:00PM
Ferris Bueller's Day Off (guy who married Sarah Jessica Parker)