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Film School Presents: Meatballs

This Saturday, June 1st Drafthouse Film School kicks off the summer with the grandfather of all summer camp movies!

Film School Presents: Meatballs

This Saturday, June 1st Drafthouse Film School kicks off the summer with the grandfather of all summer camp movies, Meatballs (1979). This film would launch Bill Murray’s career as a comedic lead, and was the beginning of a partnership between Murray and director Ivan Reitman that would include Stripes, Ghostbusters and Ghostbusters II.

Though it gets a lot of credit for being an early teen-sex-comedy, Meatballs has a lot more heart than most remember. The friendship that develops between the wacky counselor Tripper Harrison and the awkward Rudy Gerner might even hint at Bill Murray’s talent that would expand through his later films like Rushmore, Broken Flowers and Lost in Translation.

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