We are pleased to announce our monthly programming for September, BACK TO SCHOOL. With that, we have a new issue of BIRTH. MOVIES. DEATH., a new montage to play before our films and, most importantly, a whole new month of specialty programming! Before we get to all that fun stuff, a letter from the headmaster...
Back to school: even Rodney Dangerfield couldn’t take the sting out of those words when I was a kid. The back to school commercials would start running on TV at the end of July, it seemed, giving kids their first sense of what mortality might be like – the consuming knowledge that not only would all this (summer) end, it would be ending shortly.
Now I feel a twinge of nostalgia for the idea of back to school. There’s a lot of possibility packed into the beginning of every new school year – new friends, new love, new experiences and adventures. That’s why I love movies about school, because the best ones really celebrate the possibilities of being young. And the best best ones kind of revel in the joys of being young and stupid.
This issue of BIRTH. MOVIES. DEATH. is all about going back to school, whether it be THE SCHOOL OF ROCK – examined here as a celebration of being fat – or Ridgemont High. School doesn’t just change kids, as we learn when examining the ways KINDERGARTEN COP changed Arnold Schwarzenegger’s image. And the most important moments of our school years don’t always take place at school, which is why we’re going deep this issue into the cars of AMERICAN GRAFFITI.
As always there’s more BIRTH. MOVIES. DEATH. than what can fit on the page. Check out BadassDigest.com for extended versions of some of our articles and for other content that we couldn’t fit.
Just remember to bring a Number 2 pencil.
Without further ado, we are proud to present this specially curated list of titles playing at all Alamo locations!
Badass Digest Presents: AMERICAN GRAFFITI
BACK TO SCHOOL
Girlie Night: MEAN GIRLS QUOTE-ALONG
SINGIN’ ALONG IN LOW PLACES: THE COUNTRY SING-ALONG
Tough Guy Cinema: KINDERGARTEN COP
In addition to the titles above, check your local Alamo listings for even more September events and Back to School programming.
Horror Show: RE-ANIMATOR
Kids Camp: SCHOOL OF ROCK
QUOTE-ALONG: BILLY MADISON
SING-ALONG: TOTALLY '80s
SUPER HAPPY FUN MONKEY BASH
SING-ALONG: BOY BAND
TEENAGE DREAMS: THE POP PRINCESS SING-ALONG
BETTER OFF DEAD QUOTE-ALONG
FAST TIMES AT RIDGEMONT HIGH