There are two things you can do when you realize that if you don't get away from your family, you will lose your mind: A) Leave. B) Buy some ''this is what I'm wearing to the insane asylum'' shoes. (We have several pairs, in a variety of pastel colors.) Jordan Vogt-Roberts's debut comedy film, The Kings of Summer, deals with option A as three adolescent boys flee their aggravating home lives in order to live off the land in a lean-to in the woods. (Think Huck Finn for the Lost Generation.)
''Comedy doesn't have to be safe and boring,'' said Vogt-Roberts via e-mail. ''Just like life, comedy is a spectrum of highs and lows. Comedy can be beautiful, heartbreaking and hilarious all at once. I want people to remember the intense freedom and extreme pain of what being a teenager is before you understand your place in the world.'' Alamo Drafthouse is pairing this sneak preview of Kings with a showing of the classic coming-of-age story Stand By Me. (Everybody found dead bodies when they were in middle school, right?)
531 S. Mason Road
Katy, TX 77450
Category: Movie Theaters
7 p.m. 531 South Mason Road. For information, call 281-492-6900 or visit drafthouse.com. $9.
Mon., May 27, 7 p.m., 2013