Location: The Silent Movie Theatre, 611 North Fairfax Avenue, Los Angeles, CA
Date: February 12 at 10pm
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Description: The Cinefamily screens this 1980s sci-fi fantasy about a desktop computer that falls in love with a beautiful musician.
From the website:
BLEEP BLORP BLOOP BOOP I LOVE YOU!! It’s almost Valentine’s Day, ladies, and you know what that means — time to start making sweetheart cards for your main squeeze, best friend, “roommate”, or lover. We’re firming up the rules this time around — which means that for this PJ party, NO BOYS ALLOWED!!! We might make exceptions for gents in drag or dudes in their sleep duds, but this night is all about the girls getting together to watch a movie, dance, make valentines and get digital!
You know how hard it is for a girl to come between a boy and his computer? Then how about a movie where the boy and the electronic device are finally vying for the girl? Edgar the Computer is big, chunky, beige and sentient — just the way you ladies like ‘em, plus he’s voiced by weirdo Harold and Maude dreamboat Bud Cort! Twin Peaks’ Lenny Von Dohlen is the hot nerd who owns him, and Virginia Madsen is his va-va-voom musician neighbor whose hand they both clamor for, in this hyper-stylishly directed by Steve Barron (responsible for some of the Eighties’ most iconic music videos, like “Billie Jean”, “Money For Nothing” and a-Ha’s “Take On Me”.) Featuring wall to wall synth-pop by Giorgio Moroder and an unforgettable sugary theme song by The Human League, Electric Dreams is the super-fun MTV-influenced image of the future-past you’ll madly fall for! Dir. Steve Barron, 1984, 35mm, 95 min.