Tonight we'll be wrapping up our screening series at the Central Cinema, Awesome Movies You Never Knew Were Directed by Women. Lindy West of The Stranger will host us to the early 80's vision of fabulousity that is Fast Times at Ridgemont High.
Directed by Amy Heckerling in 1982, Fast Times was billed as a comedy, but only kinda, sorta fits that genre. Spicoli, the school's biggest stoner surfer, provides a lot of the laughs- he gets pizza delivered to class, he hits himself in the head with his new checkered vans, he falls on his face getting out of a smokey VW bus at school. Spicoli, played by a young Sean Penn, was certainly one of the most memorable characters. But the film also dealt with a host of important teen issues, which are still relevant today- virginity, hormones, rude teachers, the humiliating effects of the service industry on young workers, and abortion (among others).
Lindy will certainly have far more funny things to say tonight about it than I can think of... So I highly recommend you join us! Only $10, and proceeds support Reel Grrls- buy your tickets here. See you there!
Fast Times at Ridgemont High
Hosted by Lindy West of the Stranger
1411 21st Ave
Wed, May 12, 7pm, $10