Writing a blockbuster movie that mixes baseball and Broadway ain't easy. Just ask dark, fatalistic postmodern author Don DeLillo (Underworld, Falling Man), who wrote Game 6. The film features the exceptional talents of Michael Keaton, Robert Downey Jr., Bebe Neuwirth and Catherine O'Hara. Keaton plays a superstar Broadway playwright who's also a die-hard Boston Red Sox fan. He's living through the hell of opening night, which just happens to be October 25, 1986 the night the Red Sox suffered what came to be known as "the worst loss in baseball history." All you Bill Buckner fans out there know just where this little piece of existential obsession is headed. The most fun is Downey as feared, supercilious theater critic Steven Schwimmer, who lives in a dump, wears paper-thin disguises and reviews theater shows packing a gun. Ah, if only! 8:30 p.m. Domy Books, 1709 Westheimer. For information, call 713-523-3669 or visit www.domystore.com. Free.
Wed., Aug. 5, 8:30 p.m., 2009