A very rare screening and a discussion session with actress and songstress, Molly Ringwald. One night only, two shows. The first show will include the screening and discussion of Pretty in Pink (3:00pm), and the second being of The Breakfast Club (7:30pm). Feel free to message us your questions you would like to have considered for her to answer on Facebook at The Artisan of Flat Rock. We will also be discussing what she is doing now and what is ahead for Molly.
Discussion will star the icon herself, Molly Ringwald, and will be moderated by Artisan Entertainment founder, Mike Elis.
Although this event is hosted by Artisan Entertainment, this special engagement show will take place with our good friends at The Orange Peel in Asheville.
Ringwald rose to prominence with her breakout role in Sixteen Candles (1984). She was cast as Samantha Baker, a girl whose sixteenth birthday is forgotten. Ringwald’s performance gained critical acclaim; many called her acting engaging. Ringwald would later say, “It is not a good idea to do remakes of great classic films” when asked if there would be a remake to Sixteen Candles. Ringwald was regarded as a member of the so-called Brat Pack of 1980s teen actors but has said she was not really part of that group. Ringwald gained more success when she was cast in another John Hughes film called The Breakfast Club (1985) which was a commercial and critical success. Ringwald was cast as Claire Standish, a spoiled, rich, so-called sophisticate who is in detention for skipping class. Ringwald’s performance gained strong reviews.
The following year, she was cast as Andie Walsh in another successful Hughes film called Pretty In Pink (1986). Ringwald’s role as Andie went on to become one of her most recognizable performances. When first asked to be in Pretty in Pink, Ringwald was reluctant, but after seeing how hard it was for the producers to find a replacement for her, she decided she would portray Andie in the film. Ringwald was offered a role in another John Hughes film called Some Kind of Wonderful (1987) but she turned down the role as she felt it was too similar to her other films she worked on with Hughes. After Pretty In Pink, Ringwald planned to star in more mature roles. Ringwald was later featured on the cover of Time magazine on May 26, 1986.
In 1987, she was cast as Randy Jensen in The Pick-up Artist, opposite Robert Downey, Jr. in one of his first lead roles. It focused on a womanizer who meets his match when he falls for a woman in debt to the Mafia. The Pick-up Artist was met with mixed reviews while being a moderate commercial success.