Rooftop Cinema Club: Pretty Woman
Remember the trailer? No sooner do the fingertips of toothsome street-walker Julia Roberts touch the jewelry box than her dapper trick (Richard Gere) playfully brings down the lid, causing the actress to pull back and adorably feign hooker-hysteria. It was the clack heard ‘round the world, a veritable box office eruption of marketing nirvana that resulted in a landslide of ticket sales. Spoiler alert: at the time of its release, intravenous drug use was, in one form or another, to blame for the majority of HIV cases among women and children, with female sex workers known to be particularly vulnerable to infection. Did I mention that this Disney-produced fairy tale was released a scant four years into the AIDS epidemic? Screens: Tuesday, April 23 at 6:30pm and 10:00pm.