King of the Chill

"What is so dangerous about a character like Ferris Bueller is he gives good kids bad ideas." I suppose if you're an aficionado of Serious Cinema, you could substitute the words "film directors" for "good kids" in that line from Ferris Bueller's Day Off and blame Ferris creator John Hughes for all sorts of crimes against art—chiefly the proliferation of bad teen comedies since the movie's 1986 release. Where's the angst, the confrontation with adult hypocrisy? Listen, sunshine, put down that copy of Catcher in the Rye and take a lesson in joie de vivre from the master. Myers Park in McKinney presents the Zen of Ferris in an open-air screening this Friday. Tickets are $10 per vehicle. The park, at 7117 County Road 166, opens at 6 p.m. Remember: "Life moves pretty fast. If you don't stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it."
Fri., June 8, 6 p.m.
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Patrick Williams is editor-in-chief of the Dallas Observer.
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