Listen to the Movie: Flashdance
Run Time: 94 min.
May 11, 2023 at 7pm
Starring: Jennifer Beals, Michael Nouri, Lilia Skala, Sunny Johnson, Kyle T. Heffner
Director: Adrian Lyne
Screenplay: Tom Hedley, Joe Eszterhas
A great movie soundtrack can make all the difference. In this series, Rob Cavenagh guides you through the music that makes movies memorable. Rob, a Bedford resident since 2000, is a lifelong music fan, record collector, musician and self-described soundtrack nerd. An ad agency guy by profession, he spent his college years working in a record store and then making music videos (back when that was a thing) for Atlantic Records in the 1990s. When not on his bike, you can usually find him playing locally with his band Ask Your Mom.
A hit movie that became a cultural sensation, Flashdance delivers an electrifying mix of music, drama and dance that dazzles the senses as it touches the heart. Jennifer Beals stars as Alex Owens, a fiercely determined 18-year-old with one all-consuming dream: to study at the Pittsburgh Conservatory of Dance. Working during the day as a welder and at night as an exotic dancer, Alex bravely pursues her dream, undertaking an unforgettable journey that reveals the power of her convictions and teaches her the meaning of love.
Directed by Adrian Lyne (Fatal Attraction, 9½ Weeks) and featuring the Oscar-winning song “Flashdance – What a Feeling,” Flashdance is sparkling entertainment.
1983 Academy Award Winner – Best Original Song – “Flashdance – What a Feeling”
3 Additional 1983 Academy Award Nominations:
Best Film Editing
Best Original Song – “Maniac”