Drama, Musical, Retro, Romance

Retro Film Series Presents

Dirty Dancing & Grease

Emile Ardolino’s Dirty Dancing
(PG-13, 1987, 100 min)
During the summer of 1963 innocent 17-year-old Baby (Jennifer Grey) vacations with her parents at a Catskill’s resort.  One evening she is drawn to the staff quarters by stirring rock-n-roll music and meets Johnny (Patrick Swayze), the hotel dance instructor, who is as experienced as Baby is naïve.  Baby soon becomes Johnny’s pupil in dance and love.

Followed by:

Randall Kleiser’s Grease
(PG, 1978, 110 min)
“Grease” is still the word. 1950s teens Danny (John Travolta) and Sandy (Olivia Newton-John) spend their summer falling in love, but once fall comes, it’s back to Rydell High. Declaring their devotion, Sandy and Danny split, reconcile, and split again amidst dances, drive-ins, and a drag race, before deciding “You’re the One That I Want” at the climactic carnival.