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Back to (Cutting) School: River's Edge & Suburbia

  • Freddy's Bar 627 5th Avenue Brooklyn, NY, 11215 United States (map)

Yes it’s that time again – so grab yer book-bags and jean-jackets (and be sure to get yer stash from that sewed-in-pocket) – it’s our Back to (Cutting) School show with RIVER’S EDGE and SUBURBIA!

First up in our cavalcade of delinquents is the cult legend RIVER’S EDGE (1987), directed by Tim Hunter and featuring Crispin Glover at his batshit-crazy best. NorCal teens Keanu Reeves and gang are forced to confront the reality of their friend John’s actions (killing his girlfriend down by the river), and each handles the stress in their own way. Their elders are little help, save for the mysterious hermit Feck (Dennis Hopper) who lends them (Feck) weed & wisdom as only he can. Will justice be served? Does it matter, man? What about John?!

Then it’s the original ‘pretty vacant’ LA punk-o-drama classic – Penelope Spheeris’ SUBURBIA (1984). Punk squatters and runaways (including a young Flea) bunk down in an abandoned house off the 605, and brand themselves as T.R. (The Rejected). Tensions escalate with drugs and local neighborhood-watch vigilante group Citizens Against Crime and soon it’s every punk for themselves. Featuring live ear damage from D.I., T.S.O.L. and The Vandals.

So come on down to Freddy’s for this bracing double-bill of kids on a rampage and enjoy some tots and a frosty Happy Hour beverage. We promise we’ll write you a note for the principal.

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