End your May DAZED AND CONFUSED at the CALS Ron Robinson Theater

Dazed and Confused PosterAlright, alright, alright!

Kick off the summer with the first screening in the CALS Ron Robinson Theater Rock & Reel film series: Dazed & Confused!

The screening starts at 7pm.  Admission is $5.

Richard Linklater’s coming-of-age film follows the mayhem of group of rowdy teenagers in Austin, Texas, celebrating the last day of high school in 1976.

The graduating class heads for a popular pool hall and joins an impromptu keg party, however star football player Randall “Pink” Floyd (Jason London) has promised to focus on the championship game and abstain from partying. Meanwhile, the incoming freshmen try to avoid being hazed by the seniors, most notably the sadistic bully Fred O’Bannion (Ben Affleck).

Others in the cast are Matthew McConaughey, Milla Jovovich, Rory Cochrane, Adam Goldberg, Anthony Rapp, Marissa Ribisi, Cole Hauser, Wiley Wiggins, Parker Posey, Nicky Katt, and Renee Zellweger.

Joey Lauren Adams also stars in the movie. When the Culture Vulture first saw the movie he said in a too loud voice in the Missouri movie theatre where the late night screening was taking place, “Oh my God! I went to high school with her!”

2005 film version of RENT on screen at CALS Ron Robinson Theater tonight (2/5)

Rent movie poster.jpgLast week, Fox network screen a “live” version of the musical RENT.  Tonight at the CALS Ron Robinson Theater, the 2005 film version of this Pulitzer and Tony-winning musical will be shown. The film is being shown one day after what would have been the 59th birthday of the composer/writer Jonathan Larson.

Many of the original 1996 Broadway cast members appeared in the film.  Anthony Rapp, Adam Pascal, Jesse L. Martin, Wilson Jermain Heredia, Idina Menzel, and Taye Diggs all recreated their Broadway assignments for the film. Rosario Dawson replaced Daphne Rubin-Vega, and Tracie Thoms replaced Fredi Walker for the film.

Larson’s script was adapted to a screenplay by Stephen Chbosky. Christopher Columbus directed the film and was one of the producers along with Jane Rosenthal, Robert De Niro, Mark Radcliffe, and Michael Barnathan.

The film begins at 7pm at the Ron Robinson Theater. Admission is $5.00.