The announcement of a big film festival's slate always has plenty of hullabaloo surrounding it. But the best way to fete a coming film fest is by showing another film, a fun classic, and to waive admission.
In honor of the Los Angeles Film Festival announcement, which is due on Tuesday, May 3, the festival organizers are hosting a free screening of "Pretty in Pink" at Nokia Plaza. Word on the LAFF line-up will arrive earlier in the day, so the evening screening will be solely devoted to the 1986 gem, which is marking its 25th anniversary.
Wow. "Pretty in Pink" turns 25. But that tight leather jumpsuit worn by Annie Potts in the film? Will never, ever age. (By the by, you know that fictional record store was not fictionally located on the Third Street Promenade? Of course you do.)
Jon Cryer, director Howard Deutch, and a bevy of people involved with the movie are set to show for the 7 p.m. film. Also at Nokia Plaza? A beer garden and '80s tunes. Things'll get moving around 5. Don't forget to mousse your hair extra high, or wear that homemade prom gown.
The Los Angeles Film Festival will play from June 16 through 26; it is happening downtown, in and around LA Live. Film Independent and the LA Times are behind the fest.