Dirty Dancing


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Dirty Dancing

  1. Thursday, December 7, 2017 7:00 p.m.
still image from the film Dirty Dancing
30th Anniversary Screening.

It’s the summer of 1963, and 17-year-old Frances “Baby” Houseman would rather be saving the world than practicing her foxtrot with her parents and older sister at Kellerman’s Catskills resort. She’s aching to grow up and make a difference in the world. Stuck between adolescence and adulthood, Baby is looking for something, anything, to liven up the bourgeois summer camp. One night—with the promise of adventure and aided by a watermelon—she is drawn to the staff quarters and its pulsing, stirring music. There, Baby meets Johnny Castle (Patrick Swayze), the hotel dance instructor, who is as experienced as she is naïve. The unlikely pair soon bond more than either imagined they might as their story weaves through myriad social issues gurgling beneath the surface of America in the early ’60s. (2K DCP Presentation)