“Heathers” @ Guild Cinema

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Heathers – the 1988 jet-black teen comedy classicat the Guild Cinema
Wednesday, December 6 – 6:oo and 8:30 pm.

Directed by Michael Lehmann – 1988 – 102m – No Matinees

SPECIAL TOURING GUEST AUTHOR Kevin Smokler with his book “Brat Pack America:  A Love Letter to 80s Teen Movies and the Places They Happened” will be in person to present the 6:00 pm and 8:30 pm screenings!

A deliciously nasty black comedy, Heathers is set at a cliquish high school in Ohio. The most exclusive of those cliques is the Heathers, comprised of the prettiest and most popular girls in town. The group’s leader is the manipulative Kim Walker, who orchestrates the humiliation of anyone who fails to meet her standards. Eventually, Heathers member Winona Ryder begins to exhibit a conscience; together with her hardcase boyfriend Christian Slater, Ryder plots to avenge all the unfortunate victims of the group. Before long, Heather (Kim Walker) ends up dead along with Kurt and Ram, with poignant suicide notes posted near their bodies.

“Heathers locates the emotional totalitarianism lurking in a prom queen’s heart.” – Richard Corliss, TIME Magazine

“Decades later, Heathers is so on the money, with its vague but unmistakable parallels to several school shootings, that it could never be made today.” – Mick LaSalle, San Francisco Chronicle

“A super-smart black comedy about high school politics and teenage suicide that showcases a host of promising young talents.” – Todd McCarthy, Variety

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The Guild Cinema is located at 3405 Central Avenue NE, in the Nob Hill area.

Website: GuildCinema.com

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