The Texas Theatre is Screening Spring Breakers in 35MM This Week
You can already see Spring Breakers in theaters across the metroplex, but starting this Thursday, the Texas Theater will be giving you a chance to see it in bona fide 35mm with the appropriate beverage in hand: beer.
Spring Breakers is directed by Harmony Korine, who lent his provocative imagination to the screenplay for Larry Clark's Kids before going behind the camera himself for Gummo, Mister Lonely, and Trash Humpers. This particular film has been much-talked about for reasons of its own, but primary for its bikini-clad starlets and for taking Disney stars Selena Gomez and Venassa Hudgens far away from their much more innocent origins.
The plot centers on a group of girls who rob a diner to fund their spring break trip to Florida. While there, a run-in with the law introduces them to Alien, played by a corn-rowed, silver-toothed James Franco. Alien specializes in dealing drugs and arms, and in return for bailing them out, he inducts them into his operation.
Critic Scott Foundas praised the movie, calling it Korine's most accessible film but also his most experimental. He describes it as "holding a funhouse mirror up to the face of youth-driven pop culture, leaving it -- and us -- uncertain whether to laugh, recoil in horror or marvel at its strange beauty."
You'll have four chances to see Spring Breakers at the Texas Theatre. It runs from Thursday through Sunday, and is followed each day by screenings of Sam Raimi's Evil Dead 2.
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