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Sat, Apr 20 at 9:30pm

DAZED AND CONFUSED

  • Dir. Richard Linklater
  • USA
  • 1993
  • 102 min.
  • R
  • 4K DCP
  • Assistive Listening
  • Hearing Loop
DAZED AND CONFUSED

Part of Staff Picks and Weekend Classics and programmed by Joelton, who says: “Alright alright alright! Come celebrate the holiday with Linklater’s rowdy document of high school in 1970s Central Texas. This might be your only chance EVER to drink a Lone Star Beer in Nashville, TN.

Sat, Apr 20 at 9:30pm: Staff pick introduction from Belcourt staff member Joelton | BUY TICKETS

A day in the life of a small ’70s Texas town — the last day of school, 1976. Friendships deepen or grow apart, new relationships are established, ass-crazed seniors are on the loose, and there’s got to be an awesome party somewhere, right? Ground zero for independent-minded Hollywood in the early ‘90s, this film gave the world Matthew McConaughey, Milla Jovovich, Joey Lauren Adams and the inimitable Wiley Wiggins. We get older, but DAZED AND CONFUSED stays the same age.

“From the opening shot of a burnt-orange GTO cruising a high school parking lot to the strains of Aerosmith’s ”Sweet Emotion,” Richard Linklater’s film nails mid-’70s adolescence so precisely that you’ll need Clearasil by the end credits.” —Ty Burr, Entertainment Weekly (Mar 25, 1994)

“It's practically a historic document of life during the smiley-face button era -- when people wore wide-bottomed pants, listened to Edgar Winter and (to paraphrase a DAZED AND CONFUSED ad banned by the Motion Picture Association of America) actually inhaled when they smoked marijuana.” —Desson Howe, Washington Post (Oct 22, 1993)

"To audiences of the ’90s and onward, DAZED AND CONFUSED is more than just one of the great teen comedies, although it absolutely is. It’s also arguably as influential as any piece of art in influencing the way modern audiences who weren’t around for the 1970s remember them. It’s a piece of the pop cultural lexicon that’s achieved an influence greater than itself, all while defining the ‘hangout comedy’ while also being one of of the most easygoing examples of the form.” —Dominick Suzanne-Mayer, Consequence

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