I’m going to go ahead and go on record that the summer of 1985 was VERY good to me. I was eight years old, wrists full of jelly bracelets and sticker collection full of Garbage Pail Kids. I had a bike, the ice cream truck stopped on my street and it took less than 5 minutes to get to both Pizza Hut and a movie theater. Clearly, I was living the dream.
My 10 year old son came home from school last week, pulled out his class-assigned recorder, and proceeded to perform Ode to Joy…..through his nose. As much as I hate to admit it, it was funny. Hilarious, actually, and he begged me to put it on Facebook. After some back and forth banter about social media, and a slight shift in topic, he informed me that when the time came for him to get a phone, he absolutely WOULD NOT carry a flip phone. “Mom, that would just be totally embarrassing.” The absurdity of the moment struck me. He was begging me to share with the world his ability to play the recorder with his nose, but refused to be seen with a flip phone. I should have taken this “all about the optics” perspective into account as we sat down to watch Richard Donner’s 1985 film, “The Goonies.”
Here is a full list of upcoming screenings with Film Club at our local Alamo Drafthouse Cinema. Click the link of the title below to purchase tickets! Enjoy!