Capital Celluloid 2022 — Day 174: Sat Jun 25

Fast Times at Ridgemont High (Heckerling, 1982): Everyman Islington Screen on Green, 11pm

This screening is part of the 80s Cinema Late Nights season in 35mm at Screen On The Green (full list of films here). It's also screened on June 29th. Details here.

Time Out review:
Although nominally based on journalist Cameron Crowe's investigative study of high school kids, this is essentially a straight sex'n'fun exploitation movie. There's the usual array of school stereotypes (the lecher, the stoned surfer, the hustler), a rock score, and endless attention to the rituals of dating and mating. Taken purely on this level, it's a relatively witty example of its kind, with an enjoyable performance from Penn as the stoned surfer, and some good lines. But it lacks the frenzied energy which allowed Porky's to beat all competitors in its field.
David Pirie

Here (and above) is the trailer.

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