HEAVY MIDNITES: Valley Girl (30th Anniversary screening!)

It’s a preppies-vs-punkers, suburbs-vs-Hollywood heart thumper! This hoodrat Romeo and Juliet prom-com perfectly captures the slang-riddled radness of SoCal life in the ‘80s, as seen through director Martha Coolidge’s slyly satirical lens. A young, seriously hot Nicolas Cage plays Valley princess Deborah Foreman’s opposites-attract punk object of desire — but can their New Wave romance survive both societal pressures and shallow friends? Like, oh my god, totally fer sure! Electric chemistry between the two leads, a tubular supporting cast including E.G. Daily and Michael Bowen, and pitch-perfect dialog make this Los Angeles love adventure a timeless classic. Plus, the fab soundtrack will have you bopping along to Sparks, Modern English and other bitchin’ classic KROQ hits.
Dir. Martha Coolidge, 1983, 35mm, 99 min.

Watch the trailer for “Valley Girl”!