Happy Anniversary, Light of Day! Twenty-three years ago today, Joan Jett made her acting debut as Patti Rasnick in Light of Day, a film written and directed by Paul Schrader and starring Michael J. Fox, Jason Miller, Gena Rowlands, Michael McKean, and Cherry Jones.
[Warning: The following contains minor spoilers.] A rare opportunity I was about 10 years old when Paul Schrader made Light of Day, about two years before my awakening as a Jetthead, so I never had the opportunity to see it in a theater. I just assumed I never would. But Light of Day’s 25th anniversary–which […]
Next Friday, March 18, filmmaker Paul Schrader will present a special screening of Light of Day in the city it was filmed in, Cleveland, Ohio, to celebrate the film’s 25th anniversary and its influence on the city of Cleveland. After the screening, Paul will take questions from the audience. The event starts at 7:30 PM […]
Today my baby turns ONE! YAY!! To celebrate, and to thank you all for your love, support, and encouragement all year, I have redesigned the site and added some features that I think you’ll enjoy. I hope you like it. 1. The most obvious change is, of course, the new layout. I found one at […]
I’m going to close out the Light of Day anniversary blitz on a serious, yet uplifting, note. Light of Day isn’t just the movie that launched Joan Jett’s acting career. It’s also the name of the Light of Day Foundation, an organization dedicated to raising money and awareness for Parkinson’s and related illnesses. The shared […]
The 2010 Light of Day-palooza continues! If you think the only people who remember Joan Jett’s acting debut are a handful of Jettheads stuck in a time-warp, think again. These are all shout-outs that the movie has received on the internet recently. 1. “Happy Birthdays and On This Day in Music & History,” Ester Goldberg, […]
How can we celebrate a Light of Day anniversary weekend without interview and review clips? Enjoy! Source Rotten Tomatoes has a great Light of Day page with reviews from a bunch of different publications. Read them HERE. (But don’t believe the bad ones. 🙂 Roger Ebert liked it.)