When artist Ben Venom was in high school, it was the punks versus the jocks. In Francis Ford Coppola’s 1983 film The Outsiders, if you’re a ‘soc’, you’ve got money and a future. But if you’re a ‘greaser’, you’re an outsider with only your friends. Reflecting Ben’s teen years in depicting the battle between the insiders and the outsiders, The Outsiders is the perfect film to screen this summer as MAC hosts Ben’s new exhibition All This Mayhem in our first floor gallery.
A teen gang in rural Oklahoma, the Greasers are perpetually at odds with the Socials, a rival group. When Greasers Ponyboy (C. Thomas Howell) and Johnny (Ralph Macchio) get into a brawl that ends in the death of a Social member, the boys are forced to go into hiding. Soon Ponyboy and Johnny, along with the intense Dallas (Matt Dillon) and their other Greaser buddies, must contend with the consequences of their violent lives...
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