AUSTIN — Ensuring film-lovers won't forget about them, actresses Molly Ringwald and Ally Sheedy reminisced about making The Breakfast Club at a screening of the fully restored 1985 film on Monday.
To kick-off the South by Southwest film festival screening, which commemorated the film’s 30th anniversary, the Barton Hills Choir serenaded attendees with their own rendition of the movie’s theme song, the Simple Minds’ Don't You (Forget About Me).
The audience at the Paramount Theatre — which was greeted with a table stacked with glazed doughnuts — sang along with the children’s choir, and then enthusiastically welcomed Ringwald and Sheedy to the stage for a question-and-answer session.
Sheedy, who now volunteers as a teacher at LaGuardia High School for the Performing Arts, said the movie’s message was a loving one. “You do matter, we are interested in you, and we’re going to tell your story,” she said, adding that she was a bit lonely after production wrapped.
The film chronicles five teens subjected to spend Saturday in detention at the fictional Shermer High School in Illinois.