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THE OUTSIDERS
1983, Warner Bros., 91 min, USA, Dir: Francis Ford Coppola

Director Francis Ford Coppola’s adaptation of S.E. Hinton’s novel of 1960s teen gang violence in Oklahoma pits the "Greasers" against the "Socs." Matt Dillon, Ralph Macchio, Vincent Spano and Patrick Swayze head an all-star ensemble cast, representing the two sides of the tracks. Theatrical release cut. Edited by Anne Goursaud.


SKATETOWN, U.S.A.
1979, Columbia, 98 min, USA, Dir: William A. Levey

A competition at a roller rink is the setting for this 1970s time capsule with an amazing pop culture pedigree: Co-written by regular John Carpenter collaborator and THE LAST STARFIGHTER director Nick Castle, the movie stars Scott Baio, Patrick Swayze in his first big role (as evil womanizing skater Ace), Ron “Horseshack” Palillo from WELCOME BACK KOTTER, Flip Wilson, the Unknown Comic and doomed Playboy Playmate Dorothy Stratten. And did we forget to mention Billy Barty and THE BRADY BUNCH beauty Maureen McCormick? Wall-to-wall roller skating and disco-era kitsch make this a must-see cult classic.


DONNIE DARKO
2001, AGFA, 113 min, USA, Dir: Richard Kelly

October 2, 1988: just another ordinary day in the life of teenage Donnie Darko (Jake Gyllenhaal). Suddenly, an outrageous accident occurs, just missing killing Donnie. As Donnie begins to explore what it means to still be alive, and in short order to be in love, he uncovers secrets of the universe that give him the tempting power to alter time and destiny. With scenes shot at our very own Aero Theatre!


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