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Ferris Bueller's Day Off at IBG

Friday, July 29 at Idaho Botanical Garden

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The rigors of the work week often go without a reward. So on Friday, July 29, throw on your party pants and play hooky from your usual Friday night routine at Idaho Botanical Garden with a screening of the classic Ferris Bueller's Day Off.

Ferris Bueller's Day Off follows lead man Ferris (Matthew Broderick) and friends as they skip school and try to avoid getting caught. Parades, prank calls, car crashes and hilarity ensue during this 103-minute romp through adolescence.

Writer and director John Hughes originally planned for the movie to be a love letter to the city of Chicago, having grown up and spent a majority of his younger years there. Nods are made to Windy City landmarks like the Sears Tower and the Art Institute of Chicago. By breaking the fourth wall and engaging in his own social commentary, Bueller acts as a voice for those tied down by the system but unwilling to relent. His adventures might be juvenile but they spoke to a generation. "Bueller? Bueller? ... Bueller?"

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