Our Friday night film goes right back to the 1980s with The Breakfast Club. Chosen by pupils at Balerno High School the night will be run by the school media students with monies raised on the night going to Team Jak – a charity set up in Livingston at the request of inspirational teenager Jak Trueman following his own journey with childhood cancer.
The film, written and directed by John Hughes is the quintessential 1980s high school drama featuring the hottest young stars of the decade. Trapped in a day-long Saturday detention in a prison-like school library are Claire, the princess (Molly Ringwald); Andrew, the jock (Emilio Estevez); John, the criminal (Judd Nelson); Brian, the brain (Anthony Michael Hall); and Allison, the basket case (Ally Sheedy). These five strangers begin the day with nothing in common, each bound to his/her place in the high school caste system. Yet the students bond together when faced with the villainous principal (Paul Gleason), and they realize that they have more in common than they may think, including a contempt for adult society. “When you grow up, your heart dies,” Allison proclaims in one of the film’s many scenes of soul-searching, and, judging from the adults depicted in the film, the teen audience may very well agree. Released in a decade overflowing with derivative teen films, The Breakfast Club has developed an almost cult-like status. ~ Dylan Wilcox, Ravi
Friday 24th February
Balerno Village Screen is a community cinema free to attend and funded by donations. We ask that you reserve a free ticket in advance (via the button above) to help us manage numbers. We also ask that if you can no longer attend to cancel your ticket to allow someone else to see the film.
Tickets are also available via the Mill Cafe or you can book and print your tickets at Balerno Library (staff are happy to help) or ask Miss Todd at Balerno High School.