GLEAMING THE CUBE / NORTH SHORE / RAD
Co-hosted by Mystery Science Theatre’s Jonah Ray and It Came From the VCR’s VHS Dude. Introduction to NORTH SHORE by actors Matt Adler and John Philbin.
High school underachiever Brian (Christian Slater) lives to thrash. But when his adopted brother is murdered, he is thrust into a world of illegal weapon trafficking to solve the crime. Featuring a plethora of skating stunts performed by the famous Bones Brigade including Tony Hawk.
Art student Rick (Matt Adler) finds out there’s a lot more to surfing than he thought when he casually decides to learn the sport the summer before college. Falling under the tutelage of surfing guru Chandler (Gregory Harrison), Rick learns the difference between surfing for the soul and surfing for money and glory; he also falls in love along the way. Shaun Tompson, Derek Ho, and other real life surfing legends costar in this film based on a story by GREASE director Randal Kleiser. With Nia Peeples.
1986, 91 min, USA, Dir: Hal Needham
Cru Jones is just a small-town newspaper delivery boy, but he has dreams of being a professional BMX bike rider. When an opportunity arises for him to qualify for the Helltrack – the ultimate BMX race – he puts his fate in gear to make his dreams come true, finding help and love along the way from semi-pro rider Christian (Lori Loughlin). Directed by stunt legend and Burt Reynolds’ right-hand man Hal Needham, RAD is an exciting ride that lives up to its name.
Special Ticket Prices: $15 General, $13 Cinematheque Members. No vouchers. | Screening formats: 35mm (GLEAMING THE CUBE, NORTH SHORE), digital (RAD)