When: Wed., Jan. 6, 8 p.m. 2016
In the year 2178 recorded history has been erased, so David Cassidy, Olivia d'Abo and Geoff Hoyle are sent back in time in an effort to retrieve the Constitution and the Declaration of Independence from 1776 America. Owing to a time machine malfunction, the three travelers have no choice but to slap on the bell bottoms and platform shoes when they find themselves in 1976 during the United States Bicentennial. The trio fail to find the founding fathers but do get an education in streaking, mood rings, pop rocks and Grand Funk Railroad. Lief Garrett, Tommy Chong and Moon Unit Zappa also appear, alongside members of Devo and Red Kross. The 1990 cult film Spirit of '76 screens at 8 p.m. tonight at the Schlafly Bottleworks (7260 Southwest Avenue, Maplewood; 314-241-2337; www.webster.edu/film-series) as part of the Strange Brew series. Tickets are $5.