HEAVY MIDNITES: Over The Edge (Rare 35mm print!)

They were old enough to know better but too young to care. Over the Edge is a teen rebellion ripper, a must-see coming-of-age masterpiece that rages with pure passion and inevitable doom, perfectly capturing the youthful mix of alienation, anarchy and boredom of the teenage wasteland generation And it feels totally fucking authentic: featuring real kids (including a 14 year old Matt Dillon) giving naturalistic performances, documentary-like cinematography (by future Under Siege director Andrew Davis!) revealing the scorched suburban experience, a true-to-life Charles S. Haas (Gremlins 2) / Tim Hunter (River’s Edge) script and a rockin’ soundtrack that absolutely nails the era. Kurt Cobain once said the “movie pretty much defined my whole personality” and we couldn’t agree more. This is one of the great ones and a film nearly impossible to see in 35mm.

Dir. Jonathan Kaplan, 1979, 35mm, 95 min.

Print courtesy of the Tim Hunter Collection at the Academy Film Archive

Watch the Cinefamily original trailer!