This summer, the Alamo Drafthouse is rolling out a screening series I've been waiting for...well, ever since I've lived in a city with an Alamo Drafthouse: Wild & Crazy: The Films Of Steve Martin.
Comprised of some of this living legend's greatest hits - including (but not limted to) The Jerk, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels and Pennies From Heaven - the Wild & Crazy series is one we are particularly excited about here at Birth.Movies.Death., and we're doubly excited to announce that tickets have already gone on sale for most of the screenings!
Here's the full lineup:
- The Jerk (1979)
- Pennies From Heaven (1981)
- The Lonely Guy (1984)
- Roxanne (1987)
- My Blue Heaven (1990)
- Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (1988)
- Bowfinger (1999)
Speaking as a dude who grew up with HBO in the late '80s, this is about as perfect a Steve Martin-centric lineup as I ever could have asked for. The Jerk is one of the funniest movies ever made (it may, in fact, get my vote for the funniest of all time), Roxanne is one of the greatest romantic comedies ever made (you have not lived until you've seen the dartboard scene), Dirty Rotten Scoundrels is a no-shit Frank Oz masterpiece, and - again, thanks to HBO - I've seen My Blue Heaven so many times that I can quote entire sections of that movie verbatim and at will.
I'm also excited to see Pennies From Heaven and The Lonely Guy on this list: I've never actually seen either of those, and now I'm gonna have the chance to see them on the big screen, like the good lord intended (added bonus: because it's happening at the Drafthouse, I'll be able to pair those viewings with an unreasonable-but-not-quite-illegal amount of beer). For a Steve Martin mega-nerd such as myself, this screening series is a legitimate gift. I am thrilled.
Anyway, as I mentioned before, tickets to Wild & Crazy: The Films Of Steve Martin are on sale right now (the only exception is My Blue Heaven, but I'm told tickets will go on sale for those screenings shortly, so check back soon), but once they're gone - they're gone. Get onboard now so you don't feel left out later, and say hi to ya boi should you catch me at one of these screenings.
Note: you'll definitely catch me at some of these screenings.