This coming of age comedy about the last day of school for a group of Texas teenagers features Matthew McConaughey, Ben Affleck, Milla Jovovich, Parker Posey and a soundtrack of 70's rock classics.
Written and directed by Richard Linklater, the movie's U.S. box office totalled less than $8 million on release in 1993. However, time has proved kind to the film's status with publications such as Entertainment Weekly listing it among the top comedies and cult fims of the past 25 years. Director and pop culture doyen Quentin Tarantino listed it as the 10th best film of all time in a 2002 Sight and Sound poll.
"Tellingly, director Richard Linklater's Dazed and Confused was released 20 years after American Graffiti and offers a similar story of troubled young personalities lurking beneath an oversaturated pop culture veneer. Like Lucas before him, Linklater clearly relishes that gloss and wields it like an ironic chainsaw. His soundtrack is a raucous, authentic collection of mid-70's radio fare, be it sharp-edged pop (Sweet, the vastly underrated Rick Derringer), nascent metal (Black Sabbath, Deep Purple) and out-and-out hard cheese (Foghat, Black Oak Arkansas). Dazed and Confused is the real sound of 70's teenage America."Jerry McCulley, Amazon
Duration: 103 mins. | Rating: R
ABOUT THE MUSIC + FILM SERIES
Celebrating the intersection of music and movies, the Empirical presents a three-month long series of music influenced cinema, from concerts and documentaries to feature-length films. Designed to complement OMSI's latest exhibition Guitar: The Instrument That Rocked The World, the Music + Film Series encompasses a wide variety of music cinema with artists from Green Day to Glen Campbell and features from The Sound of Music to The Blues Brothers.
The Willamette Week hails this line-up as "one of the best music-based film series in recent memory."
Music + Film Pass | Single show tickets are $7 adult, $6 youth/senior. Viewers interested in attending multiple screenings have the option of purchasing a Music + Film pass for $30 adult, $25 senior or youth. OMSI Members receive a $5 discount. Passes may be purchased at the OMSI box office or by telephone at 503-797-4000.