Film
ANNIVERSARY SCREENINGS

SAY ANYTHING...

Directed by Cameron Crowe
FEATURE NARRATIVE 100 Minutes World Premiere Restoration Premiere
FILM GUIDE SAY ANYTHING...
Thirty years ago, Cameron Crowe shifted the landscape of romantic comedies with his remarkable and deeply felt debut that chronicled, with tender and warm-hearted authenticity, a vivid tale of first love. Charting the blooming romance between recent high-school graduates Lloyd (John Cusack) and Diane (Ione Sky), Crowe gave audiences one of cinema’s most indelible and enduring romantic movie moments: a lovesick boy, standing outside a girl’s window, asking her to love him with the help of Peter Gabriel and a boombox. Three decades later, Say Anything... continues to give off the affectionate, enveloping glow of first love.

After the Screening: A conversation with director Cameron Crowe, executive producer James L. Brooks, and cast member Ione Skye. Moderated by Chief Film Critic for NY Magazine David Edelstein.
Comedy, Drama, Romance
About the Director(s)
Award-winning writer and director Cameron Crowe credits include such films as Fast Times at Ridgemont High, Say Anything…, Jerry Maguire, Almost Famous, Vanilla Sky, Elizabethtown and We Bought a Zoo. His documentary work includes Elton John’s The Union and Pearl Jam Twenty. His most recent work was producing the documentary David Crosby: Remember My Name, which debuted at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival.
Special Note

Supported by:

Panelists
James L. Brooks

James L. Brooks

James L. Brooks: three-time Academy Award-winner; eighteen-time Emmy Award-winner. Television credits: Taxi, The Mary Tyler Moore Show, Rhoda, Lou Grant , Room 222, The Tracy Ullman Show, The Simpsons , The Critic Phenom, What About Joan. His Film credits include: Teleplay for Starting Over ; Wrote, produced, directed Terms of Endearment; Wrote, produced, directed Broadcast News; Executive produced Say Anything; Produced War of the Roses; Co-produced Big; Directed I'll Do Anything; Executive produced Bottle Rocket; Produced Jerry Maguire; Co-wrote, produced, directed As Good As It Gets; Produced Riding in Cars with Boys; Wrote, directed Spanglish; Co-wrote, produced The Simpsons Movie; Wrote, directed How Do You Know; Produced Edge of Seventeen ; Produced the HBO film Icebox.

Ione Skye

Ione Skye

Ione Skye is an actress, painter, director and writer, she is well-known for her iconic roles in the classic films SAY ANYTHING (1989), FEVER PITCH (2005) and ZODIAC (2007). Currently, Skye can be seen starring in the HBO comedy-series CAMPING, opposite Jennifer Garner, David Tennant, Juliette Lewis and Chris Sullivan. Created, written and produced by Lena Dunham (GIRLS), Skye portrays “Carleen,” who struggles to find her voice and stand up to her controlling sister. This is the U.S. adaptation of the British series of the same name.

Cameron Crowe

Cameron Crowe

Award-winning writer and director Cameron Crowe credits include such films as Fast Times at Ridgemont High, Say Anything…, Jerry Maguire, Almost Famous, Vanilla Sky, Elizabethtown and We Bought a Zoo. His documentary work includes Elton John’s The Union and Pearl Jam Twenty. His most recent work was producing the documentary David Crosby: Remember My Name, which debuted at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival.

John Cusack

John Cusack

Ione Skye

Ione Skye

Ione Skye is an actress, painter, director and writer, she is well-known for her iconic roles in the classic films SAY ANYTHING (1989), FEVER PITCH (2005) and ZODIAC (2007). Currently, Skye can be seen starring in the HBO comedy-series CAMPING, opposite Jennifer Garner, David Tennant, Juliette Lewis and Chris Sullivan. Created, written and produced by Lena Dunham (GIRLS), Skye portrays “Carleen,” who struggles to find her voice and stand up to her controlling sister. This is the U.S. adaptation of the British series of the same name.

James L. Brooks

James L. Brooks

James L. Brooks: three-time Academy Award-winner; eighteen-time Emmy Award-winner. Television credits: Taxi, The Mary Tyler Moore Show, Rhoda, Lou Grant , Room 222, The Tracy Ullman Show, The Simpsons , The Critic Phenom, What About Joan. His Film credits include: Teleplay for Starting Over ; Wrote, produced, directed Terms of Endearment; Wrote, produced, directed Broadcast News; Executive produced Say Anything; Produced War of the Roses; Co-produced Big; Directed I'll Do Anything; Executive produced Bottle Rocket; Produced Jerry Maguire; Co-wrote, produced, directed As Good As It Gets; Produced Riding in Cars with Boys; Wrote, directed Spanglish; Co-wrote, produced The Simpsons Movie; Wrote, directed How Do You Know; Produced Edge of Seventeen ; Produced the HBO film Icebox.

Cameron Crowe

Cameron Crowe

Award-winning writer and director Cameron Crowe credits include such films as Fast Times at Ridgemont High, Say Anything…, Jerry Maguire, Almost Famous, Vanilla Sky, Elizabethtown and We Bought a Zoo. His documentary work includes Elton John’s The Union and Pearl Jam Twenty. His most recent work was producing the documentary David Crosby: Remember My Name, which debuted at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival.


Film Info
  • Section:
    Anniversary Screenings
  • Year:
    1989
  • Length:
    100 minutes
  • Language:
    English
  • Country:
    USA
  • Premiere:
    World Premiere Restoration
Cast & Credits
  • Executive Producer (Main Credit):
    James L. Brooks
  • Cinematographer:
    László Kovács
  • Producer:
    Polly Platt
  • Screenwriter:
    Cameron Crowe
  • Director:
    Cameron Crowe
  • Editor:
    Richard Marks
  • Cast:
    John Cusack, Ione Skye, John Mahoney