Thursday, July 2, 2015

Valley Girl, the quintessential '80s flick, to screen with live soundtrack

Songs by Modern English, The Psychedelic Furs, Sparks, all performed live by Philly's Sweatheart, as "Valley Girl," the "Citizen Kane" of '80s teen pics, screens Tuesday night at PhilaMOCA.

Valley Girl, the quintessential ‘80s flick, to screen with live soundtrack

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“So, you wanna dance?” Valley Girl, the ultimate ‘80s teen movie – starring Nicolas Cage as a Hollywood punk and Deborah Foreman as the suburban high schooler he falls for (and vice versa) (and whatever happened to Foreman, anyway?) -- gets a much-deserved screening Tuesday night, April 2, at PhilaMOCA.

The powerhouse local band Sweatheart  (“"If Sparks, The Bangles, and Blue Oyster Cult made a smoothie, it might smell a little like Sweatheart" - Naeem Juwan) will rip through selected tracks from the film’s time-capsule soundtrack: songs by The Flirts, Modern English, The Psychedelic Furs and Sparks (“Angst in My Pants,” yes! ) and more. Valley Girl, PhilaMOCA (Philadelphia Mausoleum of Contemporary Art, 531 N. 12th Street.  8 p.m. for the film, 9:30 p.m. for the music. Info: http://www.philamoca.org/

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Steven Rea has been an Inquirer movie critic since 1992. He was born in London, raised in New York City, and has lived in Los Angeles, San Francisco and Iowa City, Iowa. His column, "On Movies," appears Sundays in Arts & Entertainment, his reviews appear in the Weekend section on Fridays. He is a member of the National Society of Film Critics.

Read his most recent columns and reviews, here. He is the author of the book “Hollywood Rides a Bike,” and also curates the movie stars and bicycling photo blog, Rides A Bike.

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