Acclaimed cinema-eatery teaming with Independence Brewery, Austin Film Society and Austin Parks Foundation for a one-night-only event, featuring a special appearance by DAZED AND CONFUSED director, Richard Linklater

Austin, TX — July 11, 2018 — Alright alright alright. On August 24th, 2018, Alamo Drafthouse’s outdoor events team, Rolling Roadshow, is taking over Austin’s Zilker Park Moonlight Tower for a 25th anniversary interactive screening of one of the most iconic films of the 1990s: DAZED AND CONFUSED. Director Richard Linklater and members of the cast and crew will be live and in person for this special one-night-only event.

Set on the last day of high school in 1976, DAZED AND CONFUSED follows a set of teen cliques that populate a small Austin suburb. It famously features a large and talented ensemble cast that includes Jason London, Wiley Wiggins, Milla Jovovich, Parker Posey, Ben Affleck, Adam Goldberg, Joey Lauren Adams, and as the immortal Wooderson, Matthew McConaughey. A celebration of a ’70s rock culture lost in time, the film’s music, style and slang have been massively influential on generations of teenagers.

“DAZED AND CONFUSED isn’t just a cornerstone of Austin’s film culture, it’s one of the best comedies ever made,” says Henri Mazza, Alamo Drafthouse’s Vice-President of Partnerships and Events. “We’re so excited to celebrate this anniversary with Austin Film Society and Austin Parks Foundation with an actual ‘party at the moon tower.'”

The event, presented by Independence Brewery and Kendra Scott, as well as Longbranch Bourbon, the collaboration between Matthew McConaughey and Wild Turkey, benefits the Austin Film Society and Austin Parks Foundation. Founded by Linklater in 1985, the Austin Film Society’s mission is to empower Austinites to make, watch, and love film and creative media. Austin Parks Foundation partners with the community to enhance people’s lives by making Austin’s public parks, trails and green spaces better through volunteerism, innovative programming, advocacy and financial support.

“We’ve been partnering with our friends at Alamo Drafthouse for over a decade to put on Movies in the Park, our free series of outdoor films,” said Colin Wallis, Austin Parks Foundation CEO. “We love activating our parks in such an accessible way, and we’re excited to bring Dazed and Confused, an iconic Austin film, to the Zilker Park moon tower, an iconic Austin park space. We hope Austinites will join us for this special celebration and we’re grateful for the opportunity to help raise funds for our organization.”

Event Details
  • The screening begins at sundown, but the pre-party starts at 6pm with live music. Guests should arrive early for the best seats (and bring their own chairs). Parking at Zilker Park will be free.
  • Food vendors and a cash bar will be present on site, including Independence Brewing Co.’s Stash beer, and keg cocktails featuring Longbranch Bourbon and Skyy Vodka
  • Texas-based lifestyle brand Kendra Scott Designs will be at the event with a special pop-up shop.
  • Tickets are available at RollingRoadshow.com.
It just might be the most endlessly watchable movie of all-time. Anchored by a talented young cast that includes an iconic performance by Matthew McConaughey, director Richard Linklater’s deeply personal take on the last day of school in 1976 and the teen cliques that populate a small Texas town avoids teen movie clichés for something entirely unique. His honest approach and what feels like effortless execution makes DAZED a hilarious, genuine and true portrait of Austin in the mid-1970s.

Alamo Drafthouse
Alamo Drafthouse Cinema was founded in 1997 as a single-screen mom and pop repertory theater in Austin, TX. Twenty-one years later, with 35 locations and counting, Alamo Drafthouse has been called “the best theater in America” by Entertainment Weekly and “the best theater in the world” by Wired. Alamo Drafthouse has built a reputation as a movie lover’s oasis not only by combining food and drink service with the movie-going experience, but also introducing unique programming and high-profile, star-studded special events. Alamo Drafthouse created Fantastic Fest, a world renowned film festival dubbed “The Geek Telluride” by Variety. Fantastic Fest showcases eight days of genre cinema from independents, international filmmakers and major Hollywood studios. Alamo Drafthouse’s collectible art gallery, Mondo, offers breathtaking, original products featuring designs from world-famous artists based on licenses for popular TV and Movie properties including Star Wars, Star Trek & Universal Monsters. Alamo Drafthouse continues to expand its brand in new and exciting ways, including Birth.Movies.Death., an entertainment content platform for movie lovers, and the American Genre Film Archive, a non-profit film archive dedicated to preserving, restoring and sharing film.
Founded in 1985 by filmmaker Richard Linklater, the Austin Film Society’s mission is to empower our community to make, watch, and love creative media. AFS curates and screens hundreds of repertory, international, and art house films annually at the AFS Cinema; delivers financial support to Texas filmmakers through the AFS Grant; operates Austin Studios, a 20-acre production facility, and Austin Public, a space for our city’s diverse media makers to train and collaborate. Through its award-winning after school classes, intern training, and the Ed Lowry Student Film program, AFS encourages media and film literacy and provides a place for youth of all backgrounds to learn the craft of filmmaking and gain access to tools for media production. By hosting premieres, special events, local and international industry events, and the Texas Film Awards, AFS shines the national spotlight on Texas filmmakers while connecting Austin and Texas to the wider film community. To learn more about the AFS Cinema or about Austin Film Society’s mission visit: www.austinfilm.org and follow @AustinFilm on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

About Austin Parks Foundation

Austin Parks Foundation (APF) is dedicated to partnering with our community to enhance people’s lives by making our public parks, trails and green spaces better through volunteerism, innovative programming, advocacy and financial support. A non-profit established in 1992, APF fills the city’s funding and resource gap in order to develop, maintain and enhance the area’s 300+ parks, trails and green spaces. APF fosters innovative public/private partnerships and since 2006, has given over $2.5 million in community-initiated grants in service to the greater Austin community. APF is known for its annual flagship volunteer event, It’s My Park Day, and is a presenting partner and beneficiary of the popular Austin City Limits Music Festival at Zilker Metropolitan Park. For more information, please visit www.austinparks.org.

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