We've got a real special, special, special movie on for tonight's Movie Monday at Dada Bar -- a real masterpiece: Tim Burton's feature length directorial debut Pee-Wee's Big Adventure, starring the indefatigable Paul Reubens.
"When eccentric man-child Pee-Wee Herman gets his beloved bike stolen in broad daylight, he sets out across the U.S. on the adventure of his life."
Script by Phil Hartman. Serious.
Anyways, yeah, this is Tim Burton's first movie, transferring kid's TV sensation Pee-Wee Herman to the big screen. Burton then went on to be one of the most successful directors of all time -- Edward Scissorhands, Batman, Ed Wood, Alice in Wonderland, and all that -- whereas Reubens was thereafter busted for masturbating in adult movie theater, effectively ending his career as a children's entertainer.
Reubens has since made something of a comeback though, popping up on television and theater, reprising his Pee-Wee Herman roll in a few gimmicky cameos and things.
He's rising from the ashes, like a phoenix that was once busted for masturbating in an adult movie theater.
Movie starts at 9pm. No cover. English only. Couldn't find one with Chinese subs, alas...