The Michigan Theater in Ann Arbor is taking patrons on a trip to the past with a new film series inspired by a local author's new book. "Kids in America: '80s teen classics" is playing now and runs through December 8th. The Michigan Theater is located in downtown Ann Arbor at 603 East Liberty Street. Visit michtheater.org or call the 24-hour information line at (734) 668-TIME for schedule and ticket information.
Author Paul Smokler appeared on 7 Action News at Noon today to discuss his new book: "Brat Pack America: A Love Letter to 80's Teen Movies," and to let people know about the film series inspired by his book,
The film series kicks off (today) Monday, October 10th with a double feature. Author Kevin Smokler will be on hand with writer and editor James Hughes to talk about the career of famous film director John Hughes. James Hughes is the director's son.
You can buy signed copies of Smokler's book on opening night.
The Michigan Theater is located at 603 Ex. Liberty Street in Ann Arbor.
Here's the schedule:
Monday, October 10 Ferris Bueller's Day Off 7:00 PM
Breakfast Club 9:30 PM
Monday, October 17 Sixteen Candles 7:00 PM
Monday, October 24 Pretty In Pink 7:00 PM
Monday, October 31 Adventures In Babysitting 7:00 PM
Monday, November 7 Say Anything 7:00 PM
Monday, November 14 Back To The Future 7:00 PM
Monday, November 21 Fast Times at Ridgemont High 7:00 PM
Monday, November 28 WarGames 7:00 PM
AFTER DARK FILMS:
Thursday, October 20 The Blues Brothers 9:30 PM
Monday, October 31 The Lost Boys 9:30 PM
Thursday, November 3 Stop Making Sense 9:30 PM
Thursday, November 17 Top Gun 9:30 PM
Thursday, December 8 Gremlins 9:30 PM
Here's what the author's publicity team says about his new book.
"About Brat Pack America: A Love Letter to '80s Teen Movies: From the fictional towns of Hill Valley, CA, and Shermer, IL, to the beautiful landscapes of the "Goondocks" in Astoria and the "time of your life" dirty dancing resort still alive and well in Lake Lure, NC, '80s teen movies left their mark not just on movie screen and in the hearts of fans, but on the landscape of America itself. Like few other eras in movie history, the '80s teen movies has endured and gotten better with time. In Brat Pack America, Kevin Smokler gives virtual tours of your favorite movies while also picking apart why these locations are so important to these movies.
Including interviews with actors, writers, and directors of the era, and chock full of interesting facts about your favorite '80s movies, Brat Pack America is a must for any fan. Smokler went to GooniesDay in Astoria, OR, took a Lost Boys tour of Santa Cruz, CA, and deeply explored every nook and cranny of the movies we all know and love, and it shows."