Clairidge Classics: BACK TO SCHOOL

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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 2022

BACK TO SCHOOL!
Time to pack up your book bag and head back to the classroom with these unforgettable films!


AMERICAN GRAFFITI (1973)
Saturday, September 10 at 11:00 AM
Tuesday, September 13 at 7:30 PM
On the last day of summer vacation in 1962, friends Curt (Richard Dreyfuss), Steve (Ronny Howard), Terry (Charles Martin Smith) and John (Paul Le Mat) cruise the streets of small-town California while a mysterious disc jockey (Wolfman Jack) spins classic rock’n’roll tunes. It’s the last night before their grown-up lives begin, and Steve’s high-school sweetheart, a hot-to-trot blonde, a bratty adolescent and a disappearing angel in a Thunderbird provide all the excitement they can handle.


FAST TIMES AT RIDGEMONT HIGH (1982)
Saturday, September 17 at 11:00 AM

Tuesday, September 20 at 7:30 PM
Stacy Hamilton (Jennifer Jason Leigh) is a pretty, but inexperienced, teen interested in dating. Given advice by her uninhibited friend, Linda Barrett (Phoebe Cates), Stacy gets trapped in a love triangle with nice guy Mark Ratner (Brian Backer) and his more assured buddy Mike Damone (Robert Romanus). Meanwhile, Stacy’s classmate Jeff Spicoli (Sean Penn), who lives for surfing and being stoned, faces off against Mr. Hand (Ray Walston), a strict teacher who has no time for the slacker’s antics.


SCHOOL DAZE (1988)
Saturday, September 24 at 11:00 AM

Tuesday, September 27 at 7:30 PM

Innovative filmmaker, Spike Lee (SHE’S GOTTA HAVE IT), brings to the screen a music-filled, off-beat contemporary comedy that takes an unforgettable look at black college life. Amidst gala coronations, football, fraternities, parades, and parties, the stars of the film-Laurence Fishburne (“Dap” Dunlap), an intense student who encourages his buddies (“DaFellas”) to fight for his beliefs; Giancarlo Esposito (Julian “Big Brother Almighty” Eaves), out to strengthen the Greek system with his Gamma PhiGamma fraternity brothers; Spike Lee (“Half-Pint”), driven to become a “Gamma man”; and Tisha Campbell (Jane Toussaint), leader of the sorority, “Gamma Rays,” find themselves caught up in romance and relationships/rituals and rivalries during one outrageous homecoming weekend. With dynamic music, including EU’s hit “Da Butt”, and dance numbers choreographed by Otis Sallid (FAME), Lee successfully challenges viewpoints about self-identity and self-esteem in this original, contemporary musical comedy.

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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