TROOP BEVERLY HILLS
JEFF KANEW | USA | 1989 | 105 MIN
All Throwback Thursday Quizzo & Movie Events are 21+ Only
Gather round, you friends of mine! We’re Wilderness Girls, and it’s time to celebrate this gloriously campy ode to shopping, togetherness, and cookies. Shelley Long delivers a masterful comedic performance as daffy but lovable Beverly Hills housewife Phyllis Nefler, who’s determined to prove her strength after separating from her husband (Craig T. Nelson). Phyllis volunteers to lead her daughter’s Wilderness Girls troop: a motley, unmotivated assortment of Beverly Hills’s most privileged tweens. Against all odds, the girls prove their mettle in non-traditional tasks like jewelry appraisal with the guidance of their fearless leader. But will Phyllis and her troop be able to defeat their rivals at the annual Wilderness Jamboree? This cult classic is a deliriously silly kaleidoscope of 1980s excesses, featuring time-stamped celebrity cameos (Pia Zadora anyone?), over-the-top fashions, and a truly impressive array of side ponytails.
Shelley Long, Craig T. Nelson, Betty Thomas, Mary Gross
The Philadelphia Film Society presents Throwback Thursday Quizzo & Movie!
Do you like trivia, nostalgia films, and drink? Then get your friends together to form an awesome Quizzo team (witty squad name required) and put your film and pop culture knowledge to the test at PFS’ monthly Quizzo & Movie!
Every First Thursday of the month, come out to the Philadelphia Film Center for a screening of a crowd-pleasing modern classic preceded by a few rounds Quizzo where all questions are about or inspired by that night’s movie. During the film, we will tally up the scores and reveal the winning team as the credits roll. The first-place team and runners-up will win prizes and bragging rights!