Twenty-seven years after the release of the cult Austin classic, Dazed and Confused, a virtual cast reunion will support voting initiatives in Texas.
Two nonprofits, the Voto Latino Foundation and March for Science, are hosting a virtual table reading by Dazed and Confused on Sunday, October 11th at 6:30 p.m. Actor and comedian Patton Oswalt will host a Q&A after the table reading.
Performers scheduled to take part in the virtual table reading are Matthew McConaughey, Parker Posey, Ben Affleck, Jason London, Wiley Wiggins, Joey Lauren Adams, Adam Goldberg, Anthony Rapp, Rory Cochrane, Marissa Ribisi, Cole Hauser, Deena Martin and Esteban Powell Christine Harnos, Michelle Burke, Mark Vandermeulen, Sasha Jenson, Jeremy Fox, Christin Hinojosa, Catherine Morris and Nicky Katt.
To see the table reading, you must make a donation on the event’s ActBlue page.
“In the face of an election year pandemic, this country should invest in all possible measures to keep voters safe,” said Danny Friedman, executive director of Voto Latino, in a statement.
“Nobody should be forced to choose between their health and their voice,” added Friedman. “Unfortunately, the state of Texas does not allow COVID-19 to be used as a reason for postal voting. The Voto Latino Foundation has registered 215,964 voters in Texas, and each of them will speak out in November despite the intransigence of the state. “
Matt Tranchin, President of March for Science, said, “More than ever, we need science-based strategies and practices to protect the public and defend our democracy. As a Texan banned from voting by mail during a pandemic due to our state’s short-sighted electoral laws, this is a powerful reminder that we need elected officials who will join the science and listen to public health officials. “
The 1993 Stoner classic, directed by Richard Linklater, was filmed in and around the city and includes iconic locations like North Austin’s Top Notch and the Violet Crown Shopping Center. The famous “Party at the Moontower” scene was filmed in West Enfield Park, West Austin, while Bedichek Middle School in South Austin served as the high school of the film.
Dazed and Confused also features a cast of young upstart who have grown into some of Hollywood’s brightest stars, including our own Matthew McConaughey, who uttered his now famous catchphrase: “All right, all right, all right.”