It’s been 30 years since the release of the coming-of-age classic Dazed and Confused was released. Written and directed by Academy Award Nominee Richard Linklater (Boyhood), the film is set on the last day of school in May of 1976 when the Seniors in High School haze the upcoming freshman. While on the surface it can seem like a silly teen story, it has always been so much more than that.
The film also launched the careers of Academy Award Winner Matthew McConaughey (Dallas Buyers Club)! It’s the first time the words “alright, alright, alright” were said on screen! The film also stars Jason London (The Martini Shot), Milla Jovovich (The 5th Elementh), Rory Cochrane (White Boy Rick), Ben Affleck (Air), Parker Posey (Beau is Afraid), Cole Hauser (Yellowstone), Adam Goldberg (The Equalizer), and so many more.
To celebrate Dazed and Confused 30th Anniversary, Focus Features is throwing multiple celebrations over the next few months! Anniversary celebrations began on 4/20 when Focus hosted more than 100 anniversary screenings at theaters in major cities across the U.S.
DAZED AND CONFUSED AT SAN DIEGO COMIC-CON!
Next, the DAZED fun continues at San Diego Comic-Con from July 20-23! At the convention, there will be an immersive pop-up at the Interactive Zone. There fans can purchase exclusive anniversary merch (only available at the Con), photo-opps featuring iconic scenes from the film, as well as themed giveaways. You can also catch a screening of the film for 3 days – Friday, July 21, Saturday, July 22, and Sunday, July 23 at the Digital Gym Cinema in downtown San Diego. During SDCC, attendees can also enter the special sweepstakes to win a trip to Austin, TX for a special DAZED reunion-filled weekend. There will also be the Criterion Collection’s 4K UHD DAZED AND CONFUSED Blu-Ray available for purchase on-site.
MORE DAZED CELEBRATIONS
Additionally, Focus is partnering with Vidiots, L.A.’s legendary video store and film hub. Vidiots recently relaunched at the historic Eagle Theatre, for a special Dazed and Confused takeover. There will be two screenings in Vidiots’ newly renovated 271-seat, state-of-the-art cinema on Saturday, July 29th. Fans attending screenings will be treated to a special commemorative movie poster as well as several DAZED-themed giveaways. Beer, wine, and munchies will be available for fans all day in Vidiots’ spacious lobby bar. Tickets for the Vidiots’ “Dazed Day” are on sale now.
Finally, DAZED Celebrations will culminate in a jam-packed cast reunion weekend in partnership with the Austin Film Society on Sept 16th and 17th in Austin, TX. Kicking off on Saturday, September 16, the Round Rock Express will host a Dazed and Confused anniversary-themed baseball game with exclusive merchandise, a pre-game panel discussion with members of the film’s cast, as well as a first pitch thrown by Linklater.
Then on Sunday, September 17, the Waterloo Greenway will present a special outdoor screening of the film at the Moody Amphitheater followed by a Q&A with Linklater and select cast. Tickets and more information about these Austin Film Society events can be found here.
Exclusive DAZED AND CONFUSED anniversary merch will also be available for purchase through the Focus Features online store beginning July 24th.