We learned a lot of things from Donald Petrie’s 1988 sister act: That it’s OK not to want to get married, even if you love the guy. That a certain type of man can’t tell the difference between “babysitter” and “mistress,” despite his Ivy League education. That beating the boys at pool is just about the coolest thing you can do, ever. But, curiously enough, not what was in Leona’s special sauce. BUST magazine and Strong Female Lead host this screening of Mystic Pizza, in which Julia Roberts, Lili Taylor, and Annabeth Gish play the fierce and frustrated Arujo sisters, a trio of ladies dating and waitressing in small-town Connecticut, fending off guys who are unworthy of their whip-smart quips. Over 25 years later, it’s still one of the most feminism-forward rom-coms on the market. Grab a slice and enjoy it with your gals.
Thu., Feb. 5, 9:30 p.m., 2015