Valley Girl

Director: Martha Coolidge

1983, 95 minutes, 35mm

 

Program Notes

In what is almost certainly the only film simultaneously inspired by both a Shakespeare play and a Moon Unit Zappa song, Martha Coolidge (Real Genius) directs budding star Nicolas Cage as a punk rocker who catches the eye of popular Julie (Deborah Foreman). “This movie is a little treasure, a funny, sexy, appealing story of a Valley Girl’s heartbreaking decision: Should she stick with her bor- ing jock boyfriend, or take a chance on a punk from Hollywood?”— Roger Ebert