Clairidge Classics: Back to School

Every Saturday and Tuesday in September!

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Introducing… Clairidge Classics, our new monthly series of contemporary classic films presented on the big screen as they were meant to be seen!

Join us every Saturday at 11:00 AM and Tuesday at 7:30 PM for these special screenings of the films that define the form!

September 2023

Back to School


CLUELESS (1995)
Saturday, September 2 @ 11:00am
Tuesday, September 5 @ 7:30pm
Jane Austen might never have imagined that her 1816 novel EMMA could be turned into a fresh and satirical look at ultra-rich teenagers in a Beverly Hills high school. Cher (Alicia Silverstone) and Dionne (Stacey Dash), both named after “great singers of the past that now do infomercials,” are pampered upper-class girls who care less about getting good grades than wearing the right clothes and being as popular as possible. But Cher, who lives with her tough yet warm-hearted lawyer dad (Dan Hedaya) and hunky, sensitive stepbrother (Paul Rudd), also has an innate urge to help those “less fortunate” like the two introverted teachers she brings together (“negotiating” herself improved grades in the process) and new friend Tai (Brittany Murphy), who starts out a geek and ends up a Cher prodigy. Cher also possesses her own sensitive side, and she is looking for the perfect boyfriend, whom she ends up finding where she least expected.

 


DAZED & CONFUSED (1993)
Saturday, September 9 @ 11:00am
Tuesday, September 12 @ 7:30pm
This coming-of-age film follows the mayhem of group of rowdy teenagers in Austin, Texas, celebrating the last day of high school in 1976. The graduating class heads for a popular pool hall and joins an impromptu keg party, however star football player Randall “Pink” Floyd (Jason London) has promised to focus on the championship game and abstain from partying. Meanwhile, the incoming freshmen try to avoid being hazed by the seniors, most notably the sadistic bully Fred O’Bannion (Ben Affleck).

 


FAME (1980)
Saturday, September 16 @ 11:00am
Tuesday, September 19 @ 7:30pm
Young men and women audition for coveted spots at the New York High School of Performing Arts. Those who make the cut discover that it takes a lot of hard work to become a star and sometimes difficult decisions have to be made. The youngsters grapple with heavy issues such as homosexuality, abortion, attempted suicide and illiteracy. On top of their unique struggles, the students must deal with the mundane pressures of adolescence like homework, heartbreak and rejection.

 


JAWBREAKER (1999)
Saturday, September 23 @ 11:00am
Tuesday, September 26 @ 7:30pm
When an exclusive clique of teenage socialites accidentally murders their best friend, Liz (Charlotte Ayanna), on the morning of her birthday, the three girls responsible — Courtney (Rose McGowan), Julie (Rebecca Gayheart) and Marcie (Julie Benz) — conspire to hide the truth.

 


THE FACULTY (1998)
Saturday, September 30 @ 11:00am
Tuesday, October 3 @ 7:30pm
When some very creepy things start happening around school, the kids at Herrington High make a chilling discovery that confirms their worst suspicions: their teachers really are from another planet. As mind-controlling parasites rapidly begin spreading from the faculty to the students’ bodies, it’s ultimately up to the few who are left, an unlikely collection of loners, leaders, nerds, and jocks, to save the world from alien domination.

Featured Films in this Series:

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The Tin Drum (1979)

January 12

In 1924, Oskar Matzerath is born in the Free City of Danzig. At age three, he falls down a flight of stairs and stops growing. In 1939, World War II breaks out.

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Wings of Desire (1987)

December 1 + 5

An angel tires of his purely ethereal life of merely overseeing the human activity of Berlin’s residents, and longs for the tangible joys of physical existence when he falls in love with a mortal.

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The Lost Honor of Katharina Blum (1975)

November 10

After a chance encounter with a wanted man, a woman is harassed by the police and press until she takes violent action.

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Ali: Fear Eats the Soul (1974)

October 6

A lonely widow meets a much younger Moroccan worker in a bar during a rainstorm. They fall in love, to their own surprise and to the outright shock of their families, colleagues, and drinking buddies.

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Aguirre, The Wrath of God (1972)

September 22

In the 16th century, the ruthless and insane Don Lope de Aguirre leads a Spanish expedition in search of El Dorado.

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