"The Breakfast Club" celebrates 30 years at SXSW

Hard to believe but it's been 30 years since the release of "The Breakfast Club."

A remastered version of the 80's classic debuted Monday at South by Southwest.

Actors Molly Ringwald and Ally Sheedy were on hand for the special release at the Paramount Theater in Downtown Austin.

The two were teenagers when the movie premiered in 1985.

Ringwald talked about how director John Hughes channeled his inner teenager when making his films.

"There was just something about those years that i think really affected him. He remembered everything. He remembered his locker combination. He remembered any mean thing anyone ever said to him. (laughs). So I think those films are just very present. They don't seem like they were written by an adult I think so many filmmakers or writers get it wrong and they and they have kids saying things that just kids never say. He just really had a great ear for that," she said.

Sheedy told us why she thinks the film endures.

"At that time, I think teenagers were made fun of and there wasn't a story about them that people would put up on a screen and people would take seriously. This one was sort of like, you matter and we care about you," she said.

Hughes died back in 2009.

"The Breakfast Club" also stars Emilio Estevez, Anthony Michael hall and Judd Nelson.

You can watch our extended interview from the premiere here.