Slackery News Tidbits, November 27

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Here's the latest in Austin and Texas film news.

  • Adult Swim's Tim Heidecker and director Rick Alverson will be in attendance at the premiere screening of their movie The Comedy, about the modern privileged hipster class, 9:30 pm Thursday at Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar. Join the duo before the film at End of an Ear Record Store to listen to its soundtrack. The film's theatrical run begins Friday at the Drafthouse.
  • Bastrop's community access television station, UpStart Bastrop, will host its third annual Off Kilter Xmas Film Fest at 2 pm on Saturday, Dec. 8 at Upstart Studios in Bastrop with a screening of the independent horror-comedy Christmas with the Dead, filmed in East Texas and based on Texas native Joe R. Lansdale's short story. J.C. saw the film and published some stills back in August.
  • Save the date: join AFS at 5 pm on Dec. 8 at Austin Studios for the Make Watch Love Austin party. Get a sneak peek of the Austin Studios expansion while mingling with local filmmakers, actors, musicians and gamers.
  • Timothy Reckart's AFF 2012 Jury and Audience Award Winner, Head Over Heels, has been chosen to advance in the voting process for the 85th Academy Awards. The film, shortlisted for the Academy's Best Animated Short, is about a couple working to put the pieces of their marriage back together.
  • From the archives of Austin 360 comes a Q&A with legendary Texan Larry Hagman during his 2009 induction into the Texas Film Hall of Fame (pictured at top). The 81-year-old actor died from cancer Friday in Dallas. In tribute, tourists and locals alike visited Southfork Ranch, known to many viewers of Dallas as the Ewing family home. The ranch, located north of Dallas, has been open for tours since the mid-1980s.

[Photo credit: "Larry Hagman, 2009 TX Film Hall of Fame Awards" by J. Kernion. All rights reserved; please ask permission before using.]