Rock ‘n' Roll High School

Director: Allan Arkush

Institute History

  • 1985 Sundance Film Festival


This irresistible gone-berserk, high energy film set tot he non-stop music of the Ramones just may be the best “high school” film ever made. The Ramones number one fan, Riff Randall, battling her up-tight principal over music, dress codes and boys ends up blowing the school to smithereens. The Ramones boogie and Paul Bartel gets crazy as the liberated teacher.

Screening Details

  • Section: Highlights: Petit, Truffaut, Passer, Corman's Prodigies
  • Film Type: Dramatic Feature
  • Country: U.S.A.
  • Run Time: 93 min.
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