Wednesday, October 04, 2006

Rock 'N' Roll High School with P.J. Soles in Person!

Who needs Texas/OU when the Alamo Drafthouse is presenting a special free showing of Rock 'N' Roll High School this Saturday at 7pm at Waterloo Park?

As the device that introduced me to the Ramones through repeated showings on cable during the early Eighties, the Allan Arkush-directed, Roger Corman-produced RNRHS will always be one of my all-time favorite movies. I've never actually seen it on a big screen, though.

The Mullens will play Ramones songs before the show to get everyone in the mood. Even better, P.J. Soles herself will be at the screening. You may also remember Soles from supporting roles in Carrie, Halloween and Stripes. Her perfectly-pitched portrayal of juvenile delinquent and Ramones superfan Riff Randell struck a major chord in my 12-year-old heart, but who wouldn't fall for a girl who brings the Ramones to class and blows up the school?

2 comments:

shannon said...

I am also a sucker for school movies. Real Genius is my fav of all time, but PCU, Ferris Bueller, Back to School, etc rank up there too. But I also enjoy Rob Schneider, so take that for what it's worth.

snax said...

That P.J. Soles really gets around - she's in Pennsylvania tonight at the Eerie Horror Film Festival screening of Halloween. Don't ask me how I know this!