June 20, 2023
A city teenager moves to a small town where rock music and dancing have been banned, and his rebellious spirit shakes up the populace.

Details About the Film

This film is part of the series CoMo Famous: 2023

Moving in from Chicago, newcomer Ren McCormack is in shock when he discovers the small Midwestern town he now calls home has made dancing and rock music illegal. As he struggles to fit in, Ren faces an uphill battle to change things. With the help of his new friend, Willard Hewitt, and defiant teen Ariel Moore, he might loosen up this conservative town. But Ariel's influential father, Reverend Shaw Moore, stands in the way.


All CoMo Famous screening tickets are $20 each

In addition to screening one of their fave must-see films at Ragtag, each CoMo Famous contestant will host an evening to remember that's full of surprises. Events start at 6:30pm, films start at 7pm.

The 2023 winner will be announced at the Ragtag Cinema birthday party on June 24. Donate at least $10 to any (or all!) contestant(s) for your invite to the birthday party extravaganza—space for this event is limited, so once you've given, keep an eye out for RSVP information. The $10 minimum donation is separate to your ticket price. Donations can be made using the link on each contestant’s page or by adding a donation onto your CoMo Famous screening ticket purchase.

Presented By

CoMo Famous: Footloose - presented by Lisa Driskel Hawxby

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Lisa of DogMaster Distillery is the relative newcomer this year, having lived in Columbia for twelve years. She loves it here because “it’s the perfect blend of small town and big city”. If you see her out for happy hour, she’ll take a whiskey, please. She can’t recall the first movie she saw at Ragtag but the most recent was one of her favorites, WHEN HARRY MET SALLY. Her pizza allegiance lies with Tony’s and her hidden talent is cooking.

Director(s): Herbert Ross
Starring: Kevin Bacon, Lori Singer, John Lithgow
Year Released: 1984
Runtime: 107 minutes
Country: United States
Language(s): English