On Aug. 24, Alamo Drafthouse, along with the Austin Parks Foundation and the Austin Film Society, presents a 25th anniversary interactive screening of Richard Linklater’s iconic 1993 flick “Dazed and Confused” at the Zilker Park moonlight tower.
Linklater and members of the cast and crew will be live and in person for the event. No word on who will be there. (I am holding out for a Sasha Jenson appearance, because that guy was a stone genius in a movie that is one of the best-cast movies of all time, but that might just be me.)
Not only was it a brilliant comedy that brought the ramble of “American Graffiti” about 16 years forward, “Dazed” also signaled a cultural moment in which ‘90s kids were becoming obsessed with ‘70s fashion, iconography and hedonism. (See also the look of Royal Trux, the zine “Ben is Dead,” a lot about the Beastie Boys, etc.)
The event benefits the Austin Film Society and Austin Parks.
The screening begins at sundown, but the pre-party starts at 6 p.m. with live music. Guests should arrive early for the best seats (and bring their own chairs). Parking at Zilker Park will be free.
Food vendors and a cash bar will be on site, and Kendra Scott Designs will have a pop-up shop.
Tickets are $30 to $55 available at RollingRoadshow.com.
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