Focus Features Celebrates 30 Years of Dazed and Confused 

Richard Linklater’s cult classic film turns 30 with San Diego Comic-Con pop up, special anniversary screenings, Vidiots partnership, fan sweepstakes & exclusive merch.

Focus Features is commemorating the 30th anniversary of Richard Linklater’s critically acclaimed cult classic, Dazed and Confused, with a series of exclusive events and celebrations in honor of the beloved film’s enduring impact on cinema and culture today. Written and directed by Richard Linklater and originally released in September 1993, Dazed and Confused explores the last day of school—and one wild night—in the lives of high school students in 1976. The film features a stacked ensemble cast including Matthew McConaughey, Parker Posey, Ben Affleck, Milla Jovovich, and Anthony Rapp among many others. Anniversary celebrations first commenced in April timed to 4/20 when Focus hosted more than 100 anniversary screenings at theaters in major cities across the US, including Los Angeles, Miami, Chicago, Austin, Washington DC, and New York City.

Dazed and Confused is turning 30 this year 

The Dazed fun will continue with a weekend of activity at San Diego Comic Con from July 20 to 23, including an immersive pop-up at the Interactive Zone where fans can purchase exclusive anniversary merch (only available at the Con), photo-opps featuring iconic scenes from the film, and themed giveaways. Fans can also relive the film through three separate screenings on Friday, July 21, Saturday, July 22 and Sunday, July 23 at the Digital Gym Cinema in downtown San Diego. During the Con, convention attendees can also enter a special sweepstakes to win a trip to Austin, Texas, the film’s iconic setting, for a special Dazed reunion-filled weekend. The Criterion Collection’s 4K UHD Dazed and Confused Blu-Ray will also be available for purchase on site.

Additionally, Focus is partnering with Vidiots, LA's legendary video store and film hub, recently relaunched at the historic Eagle Theatre, for a special Dazed and Confused takeover featuring two screenings in Vidiots' newly renovated 271-seat, state-of-the-art cinema on Saturday, July 29. 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.

Dazed celebrations will culminate in a jam-packed cast reunion weekend in partnership with Austin Film Society in Austin, Texas.

Updated notice from the Austin Film Society: "We can't wait to celebrate the 30th Anniversary of DAZED AND CONFUSED with you. Due to the recent SAG-AFTRA strike, which affects the ability of actors to their projects, our event is being postponed. The event would not be alright-alright-alright without the incredible cast there in person to celebrate. We will reschedule the screening once we have notice that the strike order for actors is being lifted."

Exclusive Dazed and Confused anniversary merch will also be available for purchase through the Focus Features online store beginning July 24.

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