Los Angeles County Museum of Art
5905 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles
Collaborators: writer-director John Hughes and costume designer Marilyn Vance
Ferris Bueller's Day Off
Saturday, October 18 | 5:00 p.m.
Matthew Broderick found his most popular screen role in John Hughes’s exuberant, life-affirming comedy. Broderick plays Ferris Bueller, a charming high schooler who, in the words of his sister (a hilariously surly Jennifer Grey), “gets to do whatever he wants, whenever he wants.” When Ferris decides to free himself of the shackles of responsibility and spend a school day playing hooky with his girlfriend (Mia Sara) and best pal (Alan Ruck), he earns the wrath of Principal Ed Rooney ( the irreplaceable Jeffrey Jones). Ferris’s adventure, complete with assumed identities, chases and dance numbers, was one of Hughes’s biggest hits, and it continues to charm new fans every year.
1986, 103 minutes, color, 35mm | Written and directed by John Hughes; with Matthew Broderick, Alan Ruck, Mia Sara, Jeffrey Jones, Jennifer Grey, Cindy Pickett, Lyman Ward, Edie McClurg, Charlie Sheen, Ben Stein.
The Breakfast Club
Saturday, October 18 | 7:30 p.m.
In person: costume designer Marilyn Vance prior to The Breakfast Club
John Hughes’s second film as a writer-director has proved to be one of the most durable classics of all of teen cinema. Five of the top young actors of the era – Emilio Estevez, Anthony Michael Hall, Judd Nelson, Molly Ringwald and Ally Sheedy – are cast, and costumed by Marilyn Vance, as wildly dissimilar high schoolers who find they have more in common than they ever imagined as they are forced to spend the day together in detention. Hughes’s ability to tap into the sensibilities of contemporary teenagers was never more in evidence than in this smash hit comedy-drama, which served as a cultural touchstone for an entire generation.
1985, 97 minutes, color, DCP | Written and directed by John Hughes; with Emilio Estevez, Paul Gleason, Anthony Michael Hall, John Kapelos, Judd Nelson, Molly Ringwald, Ally Sheedy.