“Pee-Wee’s Big Adventure”

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June 25
Indianapolis Museum of Art

OK, I’ll say it. No Tim Burton film has been as wholly satisfying as “Pee-Wee’s Big Adventure,” the
1985 comedy that launched his feature film career. It easily could have been just a cinematic cash-in on Paul Reubens’
then-popular (and, now, about to make a Broadway comeback) goofball character. Instead, Burton and company created a unique
world where a missing bicycle is an epic tragedy; “I know you are but what am I?” passes for philosophical discourse,
and dancing to “Tequila” will get one out of a bar fight. If you need a lift to the IMA this Friday night, maybe
Large Marge can give you a ride. Details here.

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