ALL AGES WELCOME! ► Paul Reubens’s lovable alter ego made the jump from stage show to screen with this gleefully bizarre, cross-America comedy that announced the arrival of both a major comic talent in the Buster Keaton-esque Reubens, and the quirky-goth vision of feature-debut director Tim Burton. A retelling of Bicycle Thieves by way of… well, Pee-wee Herman, the film follows Pee-wee and his doting friend Dottie as they try to track down his cherished stolen bicycle, snatched and then sold by a neighbourhood nemesis. Brimming with unforgettable did-I-just-see-that moments (Large Marge anyone?), Pee-wee's Big Adventure is outrageous family fun for adult-kids and kid-kids alike. “A one-comic masterpiece” (Empire).
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Before the screening, acclaimed clowns James & Jamesy will treat moviegoers to an excerpt from their award-winning theatrical comedy High Tea (playing at the Jericho Arts Centre, May 18-24). After the movie, they'll share the story of how they created their clown characters and lead participants in a funny-face-making exercise. For more on James & Jamesy, visit www.jamesandjamesy.com.
Cinema Sunday films will be introduced by Vancouver film history teacher, critic, and dashing man of adventure Michael van den Bos. In-theatre giveaways courtesy of Cinema Sunday community sponsors Videomatica Sales, Kidsbooks, and Golden Age Collectables.
"Burton's first feature revels in the weird, the unpredictable, the infantile and the absurd. A dazzling debut."Empire | full review
"Truly weird and wonderfully addictive."Time Out | full review
"Part of the genius of Pee-wee’s Big Adventure is that it’s simultaneously a great road movie and an affectionate spoof of one ... Burton and company take all these dusty, crusty old types, shine them up, and make them sparkle like new."The Dissolve | full review