It’s looking like a long, hot summer at Pálás with a celebration of the filmic rite of passage that is the teen movie and a fun-filled summer season of film that will carry you through to autumn.
Taking you on a journey through the very best the genre has to offer and right across the decades including 1973’s AMERICAN GRAFFITI, an ode to Queen of the 80’s Molly Ringwald with both PRETTY IN PINK & THE BREAKFAST CLUB, 1996’s supernatural horror THE CRAFT, and of course the classic genre satire NOT ANOTHER TEEN MOVIE from 2001. Also included are more recent titles such as 2014’s French drama GIRLHOOD, and David Freyne’s 2020 queer coming of age tale DATING AMBER.
There will be some one-off events which include a big finale CARRIE Prom Party hosted by Drag Queen Blondie, a homage to the era with a TEN THINGS I HATE ABOUT YOU 90’s theme night, you can sink your teeth into a TWILIGHT Marathon and look out for plenty of surprises throughout.
On planning the season, Element Cinema programmer Charlene Lydon commented; "Needless to say, it was a dream to put this season together! Teen movies have a brilliant way of reflecting the societies they came from, usually while having a lot of fun. This season spans five decades and only skims the surface of the genre but I tried to ensure that many of the main icons of the genre were represented. Molly Ringwald in PRETTY IN PINK & THE BREAKFAST CLUB, Amy Heckerling’s FAST TIMES AT RIDGEMONT HIGH & CLUELESS, a wide variety of teen horror including A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET, THE FACULTY & BATTLE ROYALE while also bringing some new classics like EIGHTH GRADE, GIRLHOOD & DATING AMBER to the conversation. Mimicking the traditional structure of a teen movie, this season culminates with a CARRIE-themed Prom Party so get your ruffles ready."
The 28 films that will feature in this season between July 3rd – September 10th are: American Graffiti, Carrie + Prom Party, Fast Times at Ridgemont High, Footloose, A Nightmare on Elm Street, The Breakfast Club, Back To The Future, Pretty In Pink, Hairspray (1988), Heathers, Society, Clueless, The Craft, Romeo + Juliet, Rushmore, The Faculty, 10 Things I Hate About You + 90s Party, Battle Royale, Not Another Teen Movie, Donnie Darko, Save The Last Dance, Mean Girls, Persepolis, Twilight marathon, Easy A, Girlhood, Eighth Grade, Dating Amber
Designer Meg Hyland has brought this season to life through specially commissioned artwork. Tickets are available to purchase now on www.palas.ie Their online shop is the perfect place to pick up gifts and cards for the film lover in your life www.lighthousecinemashop.ie.
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