Fast Times at Ridgemont High

Oct 3rd • 7:30 pm • Regency South Coast Village

This Amy Heckerling- directed teen comedy-drama was loved by many at the time of its release for its touching depiction of the travails of high school, but it’s been recently reevaluated as an essential classic and a time capsule of late ‘80s Southern California youth culture. It’s also marvelous to watch for the sight of now-established movie stars as young newcomers: Forest Whitaker, Sean Penn, Jennifer Jason-Leigh, Judge Reinhold, Eric Stoltz, Nicolas Cage and Phoebe Cates. The synopsis for this romp is surprisingly simple, as it follows various teens’ experiences navigating relationships and sex, at times with heartbreaking consequences. With Heckerling’s direction, her warm cast and a rocking soundtrack that includes the Cars, Stevie Nicks, the Eagles, Jackson Browne, the Go-Gos and more, this is one of the more memorable and magical tributes to youth ever captured on celluloid.


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