Not a Documentary

Imagine a society that’s run by computers where older people are deemed unfit for existence and shuffled away from the public’s eyes and conscience. Bummer, huh? OK then, dummy, stop watching the damn news and head out to Texas Theatre (231 W. Jefferson Blvd.). At 8 p.m. Saturday the Oak Cliff movie house will screen the dystopian sci-fi adventure Logan’s Run starring Michael York, a 1976 film shot in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. It tells of a hedonistic future where the clothes are tackily bizarre, the hair is overdone and no one over 30 is allowed to live. You know, like Uptown, only the movie has Farrah Fawcett. When you’ve lost your last ounce of happiness and humanity at the thought of a society that treats people like broken housewares, you can step behind the screen for the Texas Theatre’s monthly “Behind the Screen” comedy show featuring sets from some of the Dallas comedy community’s funniest names. They really should have demanded a higher price to anyone who’s over 30 just so they can make the lessons of Michael Anderson’s cinematic masterpiece really stick. Tickets are $10 for the film, $6 for the after part or $14 for both.
Sat., Feb. 21, 8 p.m., 2015
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Danny Gallagher has been a regular contributor to the Dallas Observer since 2014. He has also written features, essays and stories for MTV, the Chicago Tribune, Maxim, Cracked, Mental_Floss, The Week, CNET and The Onion AV Club.

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