Last year, John Hughes’s untimely death at the age of 59 brought about endless reminiscing over his films and so many high school memories. Where were you when you first saw Pretty in Pink or The Breakfast Club? On the anniversary of his passing, the Film Society is paying tribute to him with John Hughes: We Can’t Forget About Him, with screenings of beloved favorites such as Sixteen Candles, Pretty in Pink, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, Planes, Trains & Automobiles, and Home Alone. The day-long Hughes fest also features special appearances by director Jason Reitman (Up in the Air) and the one-and-only prom queen/outcast, Hughes muse Molly Ringwald! Monday is a very (sold-out) special 25th anniversary screening at the Paris Theatre of The Breakfast Club and panel discussion with Ringwald, Anthony Michael Hall, Judd Nelson, and Ally Sheedy. Now if only Michael Schoeffling (a/k/a adorable Jake from Sixteen Candles) could make an appearance, too.
Sun., Sept. 19, 12:45 p.m., 2010
This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on September 8, 2010