The Wanderers

When: Dec. 16-18, 7:30 p.m. 2016

America was on the precipice of unimaginable social and cultural change in 1963, but neither Richie nor his gang the Wanderers had any inkling of a world outside their corner of the Bronx. For them the whole of the world was encompassed by rock & roll, their Italian-American families and the important task of not mixing it up with any other gangs, particularly the violent Ducky Boys. But no matter how safe and carefree your youth is, eventually you gotta grow up even in the Bronx. Philip Kaufman's coming-of-age film The Wanderers is something of a cult classic, both for its rock & roll soundtrack (Dion, the Shirelles and the Four Seasons) as well as for the clarity with which it captured a moment in time. The Webster Film Series presents The Wanderers at 7:30 p.m. Friday through Sunday (December 16 to 18) at Webster University's Moore Auditorium (470 East Lockwood Avenue; Tickets are $5 to $7.

Paul Friswold

Price: $5-$7

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