School of Rock (Rated PG-13)
Thursday, May 18, 2023
7 PM – School of Rock Clark House Band Concert
8 PM – Feature Film
“Now, you played hard in here, people, and I am proud of every last stinking one of you. So let’s just give this everything we got. We may fall on our faces, but if we do, we will fall with dignity with a guitar in our hands and rock in our hearts! And in the words of AC/DC, ‘We roll tonight to the guitar bite, and for those about to rock, I salute you.’”
Come celebrate the 20th anniversary of School of Rock at one of the venues where it was filmed, and enjoy an awesome rock concert before the film from the School of Rock Clark House Band!
School of Rock is a 2003 American comedy film directed by Richard Linklater, produced by Scott Rudin, and written by Mike White. The film stars Jack Black, Joan Cusack, Mike White and Sarah Silverman. Black plays struggling rock guitarist Dewey Finn, who is fired from his band and subsequently poses as a substitute teacher at a prestigious prep school. After witnessing the musical talent of the students, Dewey forms a band of fourth-graders to attempt to win the upcoming Battle of the Bands and use his winnings to pay his rent.
School of Rock was released on October 3, 2003. The film received positive reviews from critics, with praise for Black’s performance and humor. Screenwriter Mike White’s concept for the film was inspired by The Langley Schools Music Project. Jack Black once witnessed a stage dive gone wrong involving Ian Astbury of rock band The Cult, which made its way into the film. Many scenes from the movie were shot around the New York City area. The school portrayed in School of Rock is actually Main Hall at Wagner College in Staten Island, New York. One of the theaters used in many of the shots was the Union County Performing Arts Center, located in Rahway, New Jersey. — Wikipedia
This presentation is part of UPAC’s 35mm Classic Film Series. Enjoy free popcorn, a pre-show rock concert by the School of Rock Clark House Band starting at 7 PM, and School of Rock in 35mm on our big screen!
To purchase accessible seating, please call UCPAC’s Box Office at 732-499-8226.