“All I’m saying is that if I ever start referring to these as the best years of my life – remind me to kill myself”
Alright, alright, alright! Why go cruising the strip or climbing the water tower on a Friday night when you could spend it at your favourite indie movie theatre instead? Join us for a slice of cult-classic nostalgia that celebrates the best day of high school you never had: Richard Linklater’s DAZED AND CONFUSED. Arguably one of the best American films of the 90s, Linklater’s infinitely quotable coming-of-age tale features a truly excellent ensemble cast, an authentically groovy 70s feel, and a pretty killer soundtrack, man. The film is, perhaps, Linklater’s premiere effort and really showcases his signature rambling, naturalistic style and an approach to storytelling that was so memorable in his breakthrough 1991 indie hit, SLACKER. DAZED AND CONFUSED manages to take a peek into the cliques and characters of high school in a smart, heartfelt, and often very funny way, revealing an endearing and occasionally profound picture of, “the best years of your life.” Starring Jason London, Wiley Wiggins, Matthew McConaughey, Parker Posey, Joey Lauren Adams, Rory Cochrane, Adam Goldberg, Anthony Rapp, Marissa Ribisi, Milla Jovovovovich, and Ben Affleck.
“Bet it makes you wanna dance.” – TIME Magazine
Friday, June 23
Doors 10:30 pm | Movie 11:00 pm
Tickets $8 advance or in costume HERE | $10 at the door
*Groupons and passes OK. Please redeem at the door.
**All ages welcome in the balcony! Must be 19+ w/ID for bar service and main floor seating.
DAZED AND CONFUSED (Richard Linklater, 1993 / 102 mins, 14A) | The adventures of a group of Texas teens on their last day of school in 1976, centering on student Randall Floyd, who moves easily among stoners, jocks and geeks. Floyd is a star athlete, but he also likes smoking weed, which presents a conundrum when his football coach demands he sign a “no drugs” pledge.