The final film in our Spielberg Summer series. This July, The Loft celebrates the King of Summer Blockbusters, Steven Spielberg, with special screenings of eight of his biggest and most iconic films that forever changed the way we experience movies during the hottest months of the year.
“Back to the Future is a wildly pleasurable sci-fi comedy, filled with enchantment and sweetness and zip as only a bona fide summer hit can be.” –Paul Attanasio, Washington Post
Skateboarding teen Marty McFly (Michael J. Fox) travels from the ‘80s back to 1955 in the souped-up DeLorean built by his mad scientist friend Doc Brown (the always nutty Christopher Lloyd). Before finding his way back in time, though, he has to fend off amorous advances from his mother (Lea Thompson), turn his dad (Crispin Glover) into a super-cool sci-fi stud, stymie that bully Biff, and invent rock and roll. Sound tough? No sweat! It’s all in a day’s work for our time-tripping teen hero, who returned for more excitement in two sequels. This endlessly watchable adventure, a film so iconic it made down vests and Huey Lewis cool, was the biggest movie of 1985, and it still holds up today as one of the most hilarious, joyous, and thrilling action comedies of all time. Sprung from the minds of popcorn flick producer extraordinaire Spielberg and director Robert Zemeckis (Who Framed Roger Rabbit?), Back to the Future is 1.21 jigowatts of pure summer movie fun! (Dir. by Robert Zemeckis, 1985, USA, 116 min., Rated PG) Digital