with guest artists Kid ‘n Play!
Kid ‘n Play defined a generation of teenage schemers and style icons. In this classic ’90s teen film, Play’s (Christopher Martin) parents are out of town, and he’s planning the house party to end all house parties. His best friend, Kid (Christopher Reid), wants to go more than anything, knowing Sydney, the hottest girl in school, is sure to be there. But when Kid gets into a fight at school, his father grounds him. Still determined to go, Kid sneaks out of the house and faces one calamity after another as he makes his way to Play’s house and the party of the school year.
Over the past twenty-five years, House Party has deservedly reached cult status. In 1990, Director Reginald Hudlin wrote a pioneering hip-hop coming of age comedy with one of the most insane party dance sequences in all of film history. The film still resonates with audiences, and Kid ‘n Play themselves will be in attendance to talk with the audience and celebrate the anniversary.
It’s fast-moving, never dull, extremely funny, and manages to touch, with lighthearted (and R-rated) profundity on almost every youthful issue you can imagine, including police harassment, teenage sex, the all-too-easy road to jail and alcohol drinking.
– Desson Thomson, Washington Post
Directed by Reginald Hudlin
Written by Reginald Hudlin
Cinematography by Peter Deming
Editing by Earl Watson
Music by Marcus Miller and Lenny White
Cast: Christopher ‘Kid’ Reid, Christopher ‘Play’ Martin, Martin Lawrence