99% Invisible Presents: Brat Pack America

6:00 p.m. | Thursday, January 12, 2017

Image courtesy Flickr user Loren Javier.

Back to the Future had Hill Valley, The Goonies had the Oregon coast’s “Goon Docks,” and The Breakfast Club, Sixteen Candles and Pretty in Pink all took place in Shermer, Illinois. In many 1980s films, location played as big of a role as the characters. The new book Brat Pack America traces how these places made their mark not just onscreen, but on the landscape of America itself. Join 99% Invisible’s Roman Mars in conversation with author Kevin Smokler about the lasting legacy of some of the decade’s most familiar set pieces.

+ Roman Mars / 99% Invisible
+ Kevin Smokler / author, Brat Pack America


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