Totally Terrible 80s!
July 12–September 13, 2013
International House Philadelphia
Philadelphia, PA, US
Co-programmed with Jesse Pires
IHP is proud to present the best of the worst of 1980s American films for our annual outdoor screening series. An important decade for commercial cinema, many films of the 1980s are remembered for wild comedy, new wave music and for their supreme cheesiness. With "Totally Terrible 80s!", we salute some of our favorite guilty pleasure films of the era including the misguided disco musicals that were the inspirations for the Razzie Awards (awards given to the "Worst Films of the Year"): Xanadu and Can't Stop the Music.
Join us on the IHP patio on selected Fridays this summer and bring chairs and blankets. Films will be screened rain or shine, with bad weather bringing the screenings back into The Ibrahim Theater. And be sure to join us on July 12 for DJs, drinks and dancing at our series-opening party, "Nineteen Eighty-Disco" prior to Xanadu.
Can't Stop the Music, Nancy Walker, 1980, US, digital, 123'
Electric Dreams, Steve Barron, 1984, US, digital, 95' (programmed by Jesse Pires)
The Legend of Billie Jean, Matthew Robbins, 1985, US, digital, 96' (programmed by Jesse Pires)
Weekend at Bernie's, Ted Kotcheff, 1989, US, digital, 98'
Xanadu, Robert Greenwald, 1980, US, digital, 93'