In 1986, our incomparable mentor John Hughes introduced us to a new witty hero: Ferris Bueller, a Chicago teen who ditches school in the most over-the-top way possible—and gets away with it. Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, which Hughes called his “love letter to the city,” follows Bueller, his girlfriend, Sloane, and his mopey best friend, Cameron, to a Cubs game, the Sears Tower, the Art Institute of Chicago, the Chicago Mercantile Exchange, and the Von Steuben Day parade. One of the most entertaining teen classics, it screens outdoors tonight. If we’re the only ones who get up to dance to the Beatles’ “Twist and Shout” during the parade scene, then Ferris Bueller has taught you nothing.
Thu., July 11, 6 p.m., 2013