Arc Out Loud: Fast Times at Ridgemont High

8 April
Location informationArc Cinema
Event cost$12 / $10

Continuing our series of interactive, ‘out loud’ screenings. Some films deserve hushed reverence and quiet contemplation... these are not those films.  

This iconic 80s teen sex comedy features a stellar young cast including Sean Penn, Jennifer Jason Leigh and Judge Reinhold. Keep an eye out for Forest Whitaker and Nicolas Cage in small parts. 

Directed by Amy Heckerling from a screenplay by Cameron Crowe (based on experiences recounted in his book), this film is a cultural touchstone for anyone who lived through the 80s – or really anyone who remembers being a teenager! 

Spurred on by her outspoken friend Linda (Phoebe Cates), Stacy (Jennifer Jason Leigh) ends up in a complicated love triangle with the shy Mark (Brian Backer) and smooth-talking Mike (Robert Romanus). Meanwhile, perpetually stoned Jeff ‘Surf’s up!’ Spicoli (Sean Penn) has a run-in with his no-nonsense history teacher, Mr Hand (Ray Walston). 

‘Lewd, funny and immensely quotable, this is one of the very best high school dramas ever made’ – Empire Magazine 

‘May be the greatest teen movie ever made’ – New Times (LA)



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