Joey, do you like endlessly quotable and ridiculously absurd movies from 1980 that feature Lloyd Bridges, Peter Graves, Leslie Nielsen, Robert Stack, and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar? (“Tell your old man to drag Walton and Lanier up and down the court for 48 minutes!”) What about movies that check all of the above boxes and are written and directed by Milwaukee natives David and Jerry Zucker? If you answered YES to these questions, you’ll surely want to check out Milwaukee Film’s screening of the 1980 classic Airplane!, Saturday, March 16 at the Oriental Theatre.

Oh, and David Zucker himself will be in attendance for a pre-film Q&A! And he’ll sign copies of his book Surely You Can’t Be Serious: The True Story Of Airplane! free for anyone has previously purchased it!

“I’m glad for the opportunity to reminisce about Airplane! and my filmmaking roots in the city where it all started,” Zucker says in a press release.

Tickets to the 7 p.m. screening are available HERE.

The Airplane! screening is part of Milwaukee Film’s Staff Pick series. (This one comes courtesy of CFO Rebecca Steiner.) The nonprofit group has been busy lately: earlier this week it was announced that Milwaukee Film will reopen the shuttered Downer Theatre in time for the 2024 Milwaukee Film Festival, April 11-25. Tickets to THAT are available HERE.

Striker? Striker, this is Captain Rex Kramer speaking…

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