On Sunday May 12, Hammersmith’s Riverside Studios is devoting a sizeable chunk of hourage to the work (both directorial and written) of John Hughes, Brat Pack luminary and creator of a swathe of hugely popular ’80s teen comedies. It gets off the ground at noon with a showing of ‘Pretty in Pink’ (written by Hughes and directed by Howard Deutch), before settling into the late Michigan-born director’s iconic high school comedy ‘The Breakfast Club’, the exceedingly likeable mismatched buddy caper, ‘Planes, Trains and Automobiles’, and definitive bunk-off flick, ‘Ferris Bueller’s Day Off’. An hour of Hughes-inspired shorts adds extra filling mid-way through the proceedings. Book it now or start thinking up apologies to your teenage self.
For info, see riversidestudios.co.uk.