TEXAS THEATRE UPDATE
A few updates for the Texas Theatre this weekend and into early next week, including a VHS classic that you'll not find streaming anywhere, let alone to rent on DVD!
Saturday, June 3rd 6pm
THE GRADUATE (1967 / 50th Anniversary)
A new digital restoration for the big screen of Mike Nichol's classic staring Dustin Hoffman as a disillusioned college graduate finds himself torn between his older lover and her daughter.
Saturday June 3rd 8:30pm
TAMPOPO (1985 / 4K Restoration)
Includes Pop-up Ramen Shop w/ Chef Justin Holt!
Juzo Itami’s rapturous “ramen western” screens via in a new 4K restoration + Pop-up Ramen & Sake Shop in the lobby with chef Justin Holt (sous-chef from Lucia). The tale of an enigmatic band of ramen ronin who guide the widow of a noodle shop owner on her quest for the perfect recipe, Tampopo serves up a savory broth of culinary adventure seasoned with offbeat comedy sketches and the erotic exploits of a gastronome gangster. Sweet, sexy, surreal, and mouthwatering, Tampopo remains one of the most delectable examples of food on film.
7:30pm pop-up starts in lobby (bring cash!), 8:30pm screening of TAMPOPO, 10:30pm hot popup outside
Sunday June 4th
MRS. MINIVER (1942 / 35mm Print)
FREE Screening Sponsored by SMU
A British family struggles to survive the first months of World War II in this William Wyler classic.
Tuesday June 6th 9:15pm
OUTLAW FORCE (1988)
With Special Guest cast member Mark Richardson
Outlaw Force is a gem of a shit-kicker starring, produced, directed, and with original music by the inimitable DAVID HEAVENER. If you are not familiar with the man’s work this will be a real treat for you. The story is pretty formulaic… robbery, rape, murder, kidnapping and REVENGE!! But it’s all about the journey, not the destination as our hero plows through baddies like a denim tornado.
Billy Ray Dalton (played by DH) is a stuntman who sings both kinds of music, country and western. He’s a family man, real salt-of-the-earth, and he don’t take kindly to small town punks messing with his buddy who runs the local gas station. When a pair of dichotomous detectives (one of them is Frank Stallone) isn’t getting any leads on the crooks who make it personal with Billy Ray, he is forced to take matters into his own hands. The dialogue and fights are solid gold in this movie. DH’s curly weird David Koresh hair is dope. His weird little daughter also makes you wonder to whom he must have owed a favor when he cast her …. There’s laughs galore, both intentional and unintentional in this straight to video classic.
SPECIAL PRESHOW FESTIVITIES will feature a Q&A with Mark Richardson, who played “Kooky” in the film. He has an impressive b-movie resume (Vice Academy 1-6, RollerGator, etc.) and has worked art department in countless honest to goodness really good movies. He will be our guest of honor for this very special screening.
Program Notes by The Texas Theatre