Director: Penelope Spheeris
Writer(s): Mike Myers, Terry Turner, Bonnie Turner
Cast: Mike Myers, Dana Carvey, Rob Lowe
This fall, the Athena presents Déjà View: Cult Classics Film Series. Shock value may have put these films on the map but their lasting relevance is a testament to a deeper resonance. There is more to these films than sex, violence and potty humor. These films are about, by and for the outsiders. Each in its own way, these films celebrate the freak and delight in the different. And they do so with pride, triumph and joy, and a fair amount of filth and fun.
The seventh film in the series is Wayne’s World. When Wayne and Garth’s public access show is picked up by a big name producer, they struggle to maintain their identity and fend off corporate cronies. A spin-off of the widely popular Saturday Night Live sketches, Wayne’s World was hugely impactful on pop culture, from influencing slang to reviving stoner comedy.
“Some of the biggest laughs in the film could not possibly be described, because their humor depends entirely on the fact that the filmmakers were weird enough to go for them in the first place.”- Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times