Ferris Bueller's Day Off
A classic 1986 American teen comedy written, co-produced and directed by the legendary John Hughes (The Breakfast Club, Sixteen Candles, and Pretty in Pink), this movie became Hughes’s highest-grossing domestic release of all time. On ode to Chicago, charisma, and truancy, it supplied a generation’s worth of kids with inspiring yearbook quotes and slacker inspiration and is considered one of the most influential films of the ‘80s. Set in a fictional suburb of Chicago, the kids hit the stock exchange, the Sears Tower, and the Art Institute in this film that Hughes’ called his “love letter to Chicago”.
High school senior Ferris Bueller (Matthew Broderick) decides to skip school on a spring day by faking an illness to his parents, then encourages his girlfriend, Sloane (Mia Sara), and his pessimistic best friend Cameron (Alan Ruck) to spend the day in Chicago as one of their last flings before they graduate and head off to different colleges. Ferris persuades Cameron to let them use his father's restored 1961 Ferrari to pick up Sloane to travel into the city. The rest of the school and many residents learn of Ferris' exaggerated illness and offer donations to help "Save Ferris". However, only two people are not convinced by Ferris' deception: his sister, Jeanie (Jennifer Grey), outraged at Ferris' ability to defy authority easily, and the school principal, Edward Rooney (Jeffrey Jones), believing Ferris to be truant.
Ferris Bueller’s Day Off
August 26, 2017 at Sunset (8:00PM)
Outdoors, behind the Blue Heron
Bring your own lawn chair