SXSW: 'The Breakfast Club' Restored for 30th Anniversary Screening
Castmembers Molly Ringwald and Ally Sheedy will take audience questions in Austin. The movie will get special releases on Blu-ray and in select theaters.
Thirty years later, you didn't forget.
Long before the young-adult era, there was The Breakfast Club — and not many films have touched it since. The late writer-director John Hughes' coming-of-age masterwork, a cross-caste collision of five American teens sentenced to weekend detention, is getting a vivid new print in celebration of its 30th birthday.
The restored version of the 1985 dramedy will get its first public showing at the 2015 South by Southwest Film Conference & Festival. It screens Monday, March 16, at Austin's Paramount Theatre. A Blu-ray version will be released March 10, and the film will also hit select theaters March 26 and March 31.
Stars Molly Ringwald, who played Claire Standish ("the princess"), and Ally Sheedy, who played Allison Reynolds ("the basket case"), will be in attendance for a question-and-answer session with the audience.
The Breakfast Club also helped launch the careers of Emilio Estevez, Judd Nelson and Anthony Michael Hall, and turned the Simple Minds song "Don't You (Forget About Me)," which played during the opening and closing credits, into a 1980s pop hit.
The movie was made for a reported $1 million and went on to gross $50 million at the box office.