When: Wed., June 7, 8 p.m. 2017
Summer is the perfect time for a road trip, and Amy Blue and Jordan White are experiencing one for the ages. She's obnoxious even for a speed freak, and he's terrified of having sex for fear of contracting AIDS. Together they roam an endless landscape of convenience stores — until they pick up Xavier Red. He's mysterious and sexually available, and he ratchets up the violence level quite a bit. Greg Araki's 1995 film The Doom Generation is the middle piece of his "teen apocalypse trilogy," and it's packed with unexpected cameos. Margaret Cho, Perry Farrell, most of the band members in Skinny Puppy and Parker Posey all make appearances. The Webster Film Series presents The Doom Generation as part of its Strange Brew series. It screens at 8 p.m. tonight at the Schlafly Bottleworks (7260 Southwest Avenue, Maplewood; www.webster.edu/film-series). Tickets are $5.