November 30 @ 19:30 - 22:00
Classic Cinema Club – Ealing presents: TAKING OFF at Ealing Town Hall (30 NOV 19:30):
After several teenagers run away from their stable families and suburban homes, their guardians form a support group: the Society for the Parents of Fugitive Children. They try to cross the generation gap and understand their kids by experimenting and experiencing the modern youth lifestyle, with farcical consequences, and to hilarious effect. With musical cameos from Tina Turner, Carly Simon and Kathy Bates, this is a fond, perceptive look at Americana.
After Czech New Wave films including ‘The Fireman’s Ball’, this was Milos Forman’s first film made in the USA, and would be followed by classics ‘One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest’ and ‘Amadeus’.
Winner of the grand prize of the jury at Cannes; nominated for 6 BAFTA awards.