Fandango is a 1985 American film directed by Kevin Reynolds. It was originally a 30-minute black and white student film titled “Proof” made by Reynolds while he was attending USC film school. It was a parody of Greek life at his alma mater Baylor University. However, due to his father’s presidency at Baylor, he did not wish to portray the Baptist institution in an unfavorable light and gave it the alternate distinction as the University of Texas.
Steven Spielberg saw the film and helped fund a feature-length comedy/drama about five college students from Texas in 1971 who go on a “last” road trip together, celebrating the “privilege of youth” as they face graduation, marriage, and the draft for the Vietnam War. It stars Kevin Costner, Judd Nelson, and Sam Robards.
Screening in English.