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Directed by Cameron Crowe

United States 1989 126 mins. In English

Crowe’s directorial debut cemented his reputation as a heart-on-the-sleeve auteur capable of elevating universal rites of passage into dynamically charged celebrations of the highs and lows of growing up. High school senior Lloyd Dobbler (John Cusack) is an idealistic, but unfocused dreamer who subverts the pecking order by courting Diane (Ione Skye), the smartest, most unattainable girl at his school. As post-graduation life looms large over their budding relationship, Diane’s family life is called into jeopardy and their future becomes uncertain. Featuring the most iconic use of a boom box this side of Spike Lee’s Do the Right Thing, Say Anything is a clear-eyed interrogation of what the first flush of love feels like when it flies in the face of the stark realities of adulthood. “A movie like this is possible because its maker believes in the young characters, and in doing the right thing, and in staying true to oneself.” – Roger Ebert


Gates open at 5:00pm, films start around 7:30pm.

General Admission: $8 in advance, $10 at the gate; Silver Screen Club Members $5 in advance only. Payment options: cash or card. Scrip Tickets will not be accepted for this event. Please, no outside food or drink. Sound will be broadcast via FM radio transmission and outdoor speaker system.

Genres: Rom-Com

The Northwest Film Center recognizes and honors the Indigenous peoples of this region on whose ancestral lands the museum now stands. These include the Willamette Tumwater, Clackamas, Kathlemet, Molalla, Multnomah and Watlala Chinook Peoples and the Tualatin Kalapuya who today are part of the Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde, and many other Native communities who made their homes along the Columbia River. We also want to recognize that Portland today is a community of many diverse Native peoples who continue to live and work here. We respectfully acknowledge and honor all Indigenous communities—past, present, future—and are grateful for their ongoing and vibrant presence.