Tuesday, March 10, 2015

The Breakfast Club Celebrates 30th Anniversary

This Spring - the Brat Pack is back! The Breakfast Club is celebrating the film’s 30th anniversary this year!

No other director captured adolescents coming to age quite like John Hughes. His 1985 hit film The Breakfast Club centers around five students with very different backgrounds, stuck in detention and discovering they are not so different. The movie has become an all-time classic, defined a generation and continues to be rediscovered and connect with new audiences. The music plays a vital part and sets the mood throughout the movie with songs such as Simple Minds’ “Don’t You (Forget About Me)” which topped the charts in 1985 making them superstars. Other tracks include Wang Chung’s “Man Leads The Way” from the famous hallway scene, Academy Award®-winning composer Keith Forsey’s “I’m the Dude” (Instrumental) and Karla DeVito’s unforgettable and infectious “We Are Not Alone.”

THE MUSIC: THE BREAKFAST CLUB SOUNDTRACK 12” LP (White Vinyl) http://smarturl.it/BreakfastClubOST

THE MOVIE: A newly-restored version of John Hughes’ classic high school comedy will hit 430 screens across the US on March 26th and 31st at 7:30 p.m. local time. Each screening will be preceded by a featurette with interviews from cast members Anthony Michael Hall (Brian “The Brain” Johnson), Judd Nelson (John “The Criminal” Bender), Ally Sheedy (Allison “The Basket Case” Reynolds), and John Kapelos (Carl) alongside filmmakers like Diablo Cody (Juno), Amy Heckerling (Clueless), and Michael Lehmann (Heathers). For more information: www.FathomEvents.com

The Breakfast Club was one of those movies that really shaped my teenage life. I must have watched that film dozens of times during the end of junior high. And I could see a little of myself in each of those characters. I am really glad to see that it is getting a re-release and proper recognition for such a big anniversary. I am going to do my best to check out one of the screenings in NJ.

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