Has it really been 30 years!? Join us this Friday and Saturday at 11pm for to celebrate the 30th Anniversary screening of wacky Weird Al Yankovic and director Jay Levey’s hilarious cult classic UHF!
George Newman (Weird Al Yankovic) is a daydreaming oddball who just can’t seem to find his place in the world. After his uncle wins the rights to failing UHF television station Channel 62, his aunt convinces him to give George the job of station manager in the hopes that it might give him a taste of adulthood. Despite the initial challenges George and his misfit employees face, the unexpected success of a children’s game show shoots them to success – much to the wrath of villainous R.J. Fletcher (Kevin McCarthy). the CEO of major VHF station Channel 8. Will R.J. and his minions destroy Channel 62’s chance for greatness?
Weird Al, the king of music parody, does not disappoint with a comedy brimming with spoofs of 80’s movies and commercials in the dog-eat-dog world of television programming – from “Conan the Librarian” to “Wheel of Fish” – as well as adding his trademark musical talent to the soundtrack. Despite initial panning by critics, UHF found an instant family of fans, and in the last thirty years has become a beloved 80’s cult classic. Throw on your best Hawaiian shirt, grab your favorite mop, and celebrate UHF‘s 30th Anniversary with us at The Frida!
Directed by Jay Levey | 97 minutes | 1989 | Rated PG-13
Friday, May 17 – 11pm
Saturday, May 18 – 11pm
“Weird Al again proves himself the king of skit, spoof, and everything in between.” – Clint Morris, Moviehole
“UHF is about as good as it gets when it comes to silly comedies.” – David Nusair, Reel Film Reviews
“Still packs the laughs!” – Kevin N. Laforest, Montreal Film Journal