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‘Ferris Bueller’ takes it easy, again

“Life moves pretty fast. If you don't stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.” Truer words were never spoken, even from a fictional character.

In 1986, “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off” took Matthew Broderick, Alan Ruck and Mia Sara an epic ditch day in Chicago. Helmed by the late, great John Hughes, the film was a hit with critics and audiences—and it’s even spawned “Fight Club”-inspired fan theories, not to mention cultural critiques of 80s-era politics, race, class and gender in academic circles.

Although the film premiered on June 11, Chicago is getting a jump on the 30th anniversary celebration this weekend at Ferris Fest with film screenings, actor Q & As, location tours and, of course, a “Twist and Shout” parade.

If you can’t make it to Chi-Town, Fathom Events and TCM Big Screen Classics are screening the film at theaters across the country, including Regal Cinemas Northtown Mall and Regal Cinemas Riverstone at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. on Wednesday, May 18.

Shake it up, baby.

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