Aero Theatre
1328 Montana Avenue,
Santa Monica, CA 90403 Map
Sat, Aug 17, 2013
7:30pm

Back To School Double Feature! Directors Amy Heckerling & Keva Rosenfeld In Person!
ALL AMERICAN HIGH / FAST TIMES AT RIDGEMONT HIGH
Discussion following with directors Amy Heckerling and Keva Rosenfeld.
ALL AMERICAN HIGH
1987, Direct Cinema, 59 min, USA, Dir: Keva Rosenfeld

Director Keva Rosenfeld (TWENTY BUCKS) spent much of the 1984 school year roaming the halls of Torrance High with a camera to capture this fly-on-the-wall documentary. As narrator, Finnish exchange student Rikki Rauhala offers perspectives on such familiar teen rituals as proms and parties - and the occasionally frivolous approach to education here.


FAST TIMES AT RIDGEMONT HIGH
1982, Universal, 92 min, USA, Dir: Amy Heckerling

A raunchy and painfully funny look at Southern California high school students by director Amy Heckerling (CLUELESS). Writer Cameron Crowe (ALMOST FAMOUS) adapts his own semi-autobiographical book as an unexpected launching pad for three future Academy Award winners: Forest Whitaker, Nicolas Cage, and Sean Penn (in a career-making turn as pothead surfer, Jeff Spicoli). Also starring Jennifer Jason Leigh in her first major role, as a vulnerable teenager anxious about losing her virginity. A truly iconic film from the hilarious rogues’ gallery of regular guys (Judge Reinhold), teen-queens (Phoebe Cates), hustlers (Robert Romanus) and stoners. Also featuring Eric Stoltz, Anthony Edwards, the original Sherman Oaks Galleria (where the species known as The Valley Girl was born), Santa Monica Place and the immortal Ray Walston as Mr. Hand. Classic soundtrack music by Tom Petty, Joe Walsh, The Cars, Led Zeppelin and more.


Screening formats: DVD (ALL AMERICAN HIGH) and DCP (FAST TIMES AT RIDGEMONT HIGH)
Aero Theatre • Sat, Aug 17, 2013 • 7:30pm