U.S., 1987, 90 min, Digital, Dir. Penelope Spheeris, Rated R, Spheeris Films
“An almost unclassifiable oddity-a punk-road move-western-ghost story.” —Moria Science Fiction, Horror and Fantasy Film Review
Urban angst meets the Wild West when three NYC punks (Jon Cryer of Pretty in Pink, Daniel Roebuck of River's Edge, and Flea of Suburbia and the Red Hot Chili Peppers) on a road trip to California cross paths with a vicious gang and their psycho leader (Lee Ving, Streets of Fire and Fear). Aided by a pistol-packin' knockout (Catherine Mary Stewart, Night of the Comet) and a daredevil Elvis Presley impersonator, they relentlessly pursue the gang to an epic final showdown. Directed by critically acclaimed filmmaker Penelope Spheeris (The Decline of Western Civilization, Suburbia, Wayne's World), Dudes blasts a killer soundtrack featuring The Vandals, The Little Kings, Keel, Jane's Addiction and Steve Vai.
Gables Cinema on the Move brings celebrated films to unorthodox venues and underserved communities with a goal to increase access, encourage interesting discussion, nurture community, and tap into the power of storytelling. Partners include Homework Gallery, Break Free Movement, The Cat's Meow Café, Gramps, the Museum of Graffiti, Lotus House, Overtown Optimist Club, and the Boys and Girls Club. This program is made possible by funding from PNC Arts Alive.