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The American Cinematheque is a non-profit 501 (C) (3) organization.
The Film Programs of the American Cinematheque are presented at the magnificently renovated, historic 1922 Grauman's Hollywood Egyptian Theatre. Located at 6712 Hollywood Boulevard.
Photo Credit: Randall Michelson. Detail of Egyptian Theatre Ceiling. Aero Theatre: Barry King.

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John Hughes Tribute

This series also takes place at the Aero Theatre!



Breakfast ClubWriter, director and producer John Hughes began his career in advertising (a period he affectionately remembered in the autobiographical SHE’S HAVING A BABY) before breaking into comedy as a writer for National Lampoon magazine. That job got him his first screenwriting gigs, on National Lampoon’s ANIMAL HOUSE television series DELTA HOUSE and the feature film CLASS REUNION. These assignments were quickly followed by the hit comedies MR. MOM and NATIONAL LAMPOON’S VACATION. The success of those films gave Hughes the clout to direct his own scripts, and in 1984 he embarked on a trilogy of teen movies whose influence is still felt today: SIXTEEN CANDLES, THE BREAKFAST CLUB and WEIRD SCIENCE. Then came FERRIS BUELLER’S DAY OFF and scripts for PRETTY IN PINK and SOME KIND OF WONDERFUL, before Hughes broadened his range to include a series of comedies featuring John Candy (THE GREAT OUTDOORS, PLANES, TRAINS & AUTOMOBILES) and, as writer-producer, one of the most successful family films of all time, HOME ALONE. When Hughes died in August, he left behind a legacy of films that have influenced modern comedy writers including Judd Apatow and Diablo Cody. Join us at the Cinematheque for the chance to see some of Hughes’ pop culture landmarks on the big screen.



Friday, October 2 – 8:00 PM JOHN HUGHES

Double Feature: SIXTEEN CANDLES, 1984, Universal, 93 min. Dir. John Hughes. Samantha's (Molly Ringwald) family completely forgets her 16th birthday amid the insanity of her older sister's wedding. Over the course of a long night, she pines for the boy of her dreams (Michael Schoeffling), befriends the class dork (Anthony Michael Hall) and does her best to avoid a lusty foreign exchange student. Trailer

THE BREAKFAST CLUB, 1985, Universal, 97 min. Dir. John Hughes. Hughes’ 1980s string of teenage comedy-dramas reached its apex with this study of five misfit kids (Emilio Estevez, Ally Sheedy, Judd Nelson, Molly Ringwald, Anthony Michael Hall) who learn to open up as they undergo a daylong Saturday detention. Memorable soundtrack includes Simple Minds’ "Don’t You (Forget About Me)." Trailer




Saturday, October 3 – 8:00 PM

Double Feature: FERRIS BUELLER'S DAY OFF, 1986, Paramount, 103 min. Dir. John Hughes. If you ever wanted to know how to fake illness, revive your neurotic best friend (Alan Ruck), get your girlfriend (Mia Sara) out of school, hack your academic record or anything else that will get you out of something you don’t want to do, this is the movie for you! Matthew Broderick reigns as the king of slacker cool in Hughes’ classic teen comedy, twisting and shouting his way across Chicago. Trailer

WEIRD SCIENCE, 1985, Universal, 94 min. Dir. John Hughes. Anthony Michael Hall and Ilan Mitchell-Smith play nerds who feed a centerfold into a computer and generate their own real-life fantasy woman in the form of Kelly Le Brock. As she teaches the boys how to be men, they deal with a number of comic complications and supporting characters, including a hilarious Bill Paxton. Discussion in between films with FERRIS BUELLER’S Edie McClurg, Alan Ruck and Jeffrey Jones. Trailer



Sunday, October 4 – 7:00 PM

Double Feature: SOME KIND OF WONDERFUL, 1987, Paramount, 95 min. Dir. Howard Deutch. Howard Deutch and John Hughes followed up PRETTY IN PINK with a similar story that reverses the genders: This time Eric Stoltz is the have-not, Lea Thompson is the rich girl he has a crush on, and Mary Stuart Masterson is the best friend he doesn’t realize really loves him. Trailer

PRETTY IN PINK, 1986, Paramount, 96 min. Dir. Howard Deutch. Working-class teen Andie Walsh (Molly Ringwald) falls for rich kid Blaine (Andrew McCarthy), while her eccentric best friend Duckie (Jon Cryer) longs to be with her in this sweet and funny dramedy scripted by John Hughes. Discussion between films with Howard Deutch and Lea Thompson. Trailer

More John Hughes at the Aero