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Kids in America: 80’s Teen Classics



“Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.”

–Ferris Bueller’s Day Off

Preppies, Dweebs, Dudes, Jocks, Burnouts, Valley Girls–Teens in the 80’s had vivid names for each other, and even more vivid representation on the big screen. Filmmakers like John Hughes, Amy Heckerling, and Cameron Crowe helped define an era while changing the way teenagers were depicted in movies for the next generations.

Join us as we pay tribute to the golden age of teen movies Mondays at 7:00 PM beginning October 10! We’ll even throw in a few extra 80’s films “After Dark” on Thursdays, beginning at 9:30 PM.

Special guests author Kevin Smokler (whose BRAT PACK AMERICA inspired the series) and Chicago-based writer-editor James Hughes (son of director John Hughes) will join us for the series premiere on Monday, October 10! Their conversation about John Hughes’ career will take place between FERRIS BUELLER’S DAY OFF and THE BREAKFAST CLUB.