Kat Candler's film Jumping Off Bridges, which premiered at SXSW this year, will screen at Texas State University in San Marcos this Friday, April 21. The university's newspaper, The University Star, includes a good profile of Candler.
The screening is part of the new Chatauqua Film Festival, which I didn't know about until I read the above-mentioned profile. The two-day festival starts today (Thursday) and includes panels and short films as well as Jumping off Bridges, Rescue Me, and Alas! Poor Yorick. Refer to the University Star article for specific times and locations.
I'm hoping that "Decisions, decisions" will become a regular feature about days when Austin filmgoers have an unusually large number of special screenings from which to choose. One thing about starting a site is that you never know which feature ideas will carry and which will die a slow, unnoticed death.
I'm still deciding which movie I'll see on Tuesday, April 18. Here are the choices so far:
- Pavement Butterfly at Alamo Downtown (7 pm)—This 1929 film, which stars Anna May Wong, is part of the Austin Film Society series "Three Actresses Abroad." Since I'm an AFS member, admission is free. This may be the only opportunity to see this movie anytime soon, since it's not on DVD.
- Nobelity at The Paramount (8 pm)—I missed Turk Pipkin's documentary about Nobel Prize winners when it premiered at SXSW last month. Fortunately, here's another chance to catch the film.