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BACK TO AFTER SCHOOL SPECIALS
"Back To After School Specials" Triple Bill
Presented by MiDNiTES 4 MANiACS
7:00pm - A MOViE STAR'S DAUGHTER (1979) - Directed by Robert Fuest
This ABC Afterschool Special showcases Trini Alvarado who plays a young girl confronted with the loneliness of switching into a new school. After doing her best to start new friendships she ultimately has to deal with the side effects of people only liking her because her father is a movie star. Complete UNEDiTED 45 minute version! NOT AVAILABLE ON DVD. Original 16mm print!
8:15pm RiCH KiDS (1979) - Directed by Robert M. Young
Do not miss this extremely RARE 35mm screening of the ORiGiNAL CUT for this unknown Robert Altman production. Not only does this young-adult gem showcase Trini Alvarado, a sassy lil' 12 year-old stuck in the middle of her parents' divorce, John Lithgow gives a perfectly punctuated performance as her diluted father. NOT AVAILABLE ON DVD (Even the TV/VHS version is missing more than five minutes of the film's surprisingly adult content making this the first time in 30 years the complete movie has been seen! 104 minutes.
10:30pm STONED (1980) - Directed by John Herzfeld
Our evening concludes with one of the holy grails of lost ABC After School Specials! Scott Baio shines in this 1980 exploration of the side effects on teenagers while smoking marijuana. Complete UNEDiTED 45 minute version! NOT AVAILABLE ON DVD. Original 16mm print
Check out a cool list of the Top 10 After School Specials right here!