Fast Times at Ridgemont High
40th Anniversary Screening!
THURSDAY, AUGUST 4 AT 7:30PM
Regular Admission Prices
Featuring an exclusive 40th Anniversary filmed Q&A with director Amy Heckerling and Paul Thomas Anderson!
“Awesome! Totally Awesome!” The most outrageous, era-defining comedy of its time, Fast Times at Ridgemont High returns to theaters for its 40th Anniversary! In August 1982, more than a decade before she wrote and directed Clueless, filmmaker Amy Heckerling made her directorial debut alongside first-time screenwriter and future Oscar-winner Cameron Crowe (Almost Famous) with this iconic, inside view of teenage American life. The all-star cast includes a yearbook-full of young actors on their way to fame including Sean Penn (as legendary stoner icon Jeff Spicoli), Jennifer Jason Leigh, Phoebe Cates, Judge Reinhold, Eric Stoltz, Anthony Edwards, Forest Whitaker and Nicolas Cage (back when he was still calling himself “Nicolas Coppola”). And don’t forget Hollywood veteran Ray Walston as uptight history teacher, Mr. Hand! This hilarious portrayal of Southern California high school students and their favorite subjects— sex, drugs, and rock ‘n’ roll—features a classic soundtrack that includes hits from The Go-Go’s, Oingo Boingo and The Cars. Four decades later, Fast Times at Ridgemont High remains as bold, daring and funny as it was a generation ago. (Dir. by Amy Heckerling, 1982, USA, 90 mins., Rated R)