When Dazed and Confused--Richard Linklater's neo-classic film about the last day of school in small-town Texas in 1976--came out in 1993, I was in college in Tucson, Arizona, which was one of the test cities for the movie. There were at least three "sneak preview" showings in town, and I went to all of them. My friends and I just couldn't get enough of it, with its muscle cars and tight jeans and halter tops. Almost 20 years later, I own the DVD and could still watch this movie every day. Dazed will make you reminisce about the '70s, even if you weren't there in the first place. It's funny and touching and has a bad-ass soundtrack, including Skynyrd, Sabbath and, of course, ZZ Top. Plus, it has early (and great) performances by Matthew McConaughey, Parker Posey and Ben Affleck, among others. Basically, Dazed and Confused is what happened after American Graffiti smoked a bowl. Don't miss the chance to see it on the big screen midnight Friday and Saturday at the Inwood Theatre, 5458 West Lovers Lane. Call 214-764-9106 or visit landmarktheatres.com.
Fri., April 1; Sat., April 2, 2011