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Say anything, especially that actor John Cusack is headed to NH

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John Cusack to chat with fans about much-loved 'Say Anything' film

John Cusack’s 1989 movie “Say Anything,” with its mix of clever comedy, introspection and drama, gave pop culture a new framework for cinematic teen romances.

CONCORD — John Cusack is planning a visit to the Granite State this spring.

The Capitol Center for the Arts has announced that the actor will be in Concord for a screening of his ’80s movie “Say Anything,” as well as a Q&A with fans about filming the much-loved romance and his multi-decade career.

Cusack’s film work also includes “The Sure Thing,” “Sixteen Candles,” “The Grifters,” “Eight Men Out,” “Being John Malkovich,” “High Fidelity,” “Grosse Pointe Blank” and “2012.”

He’ll be at the Capitol Center, 44 S. Main St., Saturday night, May 18.

“Say Anything,” released in 1989, is the romantic comedy-drama that launched Cusack into the limelight as kickboxing optimist Lloyd Dobler, a teen who doesn’t have his future figured out but is 100-percent dedicated to a budding romance with Diane Court (actress Ione Skye), a high school valedictorian who learns life isn’t as clearly mapped out as her straight As.

Tickets to the film screening and chat with Cusack range from $49 to $150. Presale starts Thursday, with general public sales starting at 11 a.m. Friday.

But a post on the Capitol Center’s Facebook page Wednesday morning reveals an early chance to win a pair of tickets to the screening and Q&A by answering a few Cusack fan questions. Within the first hour, more than 40 people responded with posts about what their favorite Cusack movie was and which line from that movie was the most memorable.

The drawing will be at 10 a.m. Friday.

For more information, call the box office at 225-1111 or visit

Julia Ann Weekes/ NH Weekend Editor