Movies This Week: B-Side at Screen Door, Lasting Images, and The Unforeseen
Now that Slackerwood is back up and running smoothly, there's no reason why we shouldn't have a Movies This Week, and the sooner the better. Let's look at some of the special screenings and events you can catch around town this week:
- Screen Door Film and B-Side Entertainment are partnering to show us some great films you probably haven't seen outside of festivals yet ... and really should. Four-Eyed Monsters (which played SXSW in 2005) is playing on Wednesday, Pirate Radio USA (one of my favorites from AFF last year) on Thursday, and The Outdoorsmen: Blood, Sweat and Beers (a favorite from AFF 2005) on Friday. All screenings are at Salvage Vanguard Theater on Manor Rd.
- Nueva Onda is showing a feature-length film at the restaurant's Movie Night this Thursday: Lasting Images. Admission is free. The movie starts at 8 pm, but get there early for a good seat on the patio. (More movies after the jump.)
- Austin Film Society has started a new series this fall -- Blokes and Birds: British Realist Cinema, with films screening on Tuesday nights at Alamo on South Lamar. This week's selection is the 1964 film Girl with Green Eyes.
- The documentary The Unforeseen, which played Sundance and SXSW this year, is about Barton Springs and Austin development in the past 20 years. You can see the film on Wednesday night at the Paramount, at a benefit for the Save Our Springs Alliance. Director Laura Dunn and cinematographer Lee Daniel will be among those participating in a Q&A afterwards.
- Alamo Village is doing a "Quote-Along" screening of Monty Python and the Holy Grail on Wednesday night. I'm not sure how I feel about the quote-along concept; it sounds like it could get rowdy and distracting. Has anyone been to one of these, and what was it like?
- Finally, go see The King of Kong if you haven't yet. It's currently playing at Arbor and at Alamo on South Lamar.