Slackery News Tidbits, Nov. 10

Tattooed Under FireHere are a few of the Austin-related, movie-related news items that have been floating around recently:

  • Nancy Schiesari's documentary Tattooed Under Fire (pictured at right) airs on KLRU on Tuesday, November 10 at 9 pm. Tattooed Under Fire is about the stories and secrets that Fort Hood soldiers share while getting tattoos. Schiesari is a professor in Radio-TV-Film at The University of Texas in Austin.
  • I'll Come Running, directed by former UT Austin instructor Spencer Parsons, is now available to watch via IFC On Demand. The film played Austin Film Festival in 2008 and was shot in Austin and Denmark. Melonie Diaz stars as a young woman who befriends a Danish tourist and forms an unusually strong connection. Jette recommends it.
  • Cine Las Americas will host its 2010 season kickoff and happy hour fundraiser on Tuesday, November 17 at Malverde. All proceeds benefit the 13th Cine Las Americas International Film Festival, including 10 percent from diners at La Condesa after the happy hour. 
  • This isn't actually an Austin movie-related item, but Jette wanted to share it anyway -- an interview with (Untitled) composer David Lang on Austin360's Austin Movie Blog. Jette reviewed the movie, currently at Arbor, and found the interview almost as fascinating as the film's score.
  • Actor John Krasinski (The Office) will be in town for several screenings on Friday and Saturday of Brief Interviews with Hideous Men, a feature he directed and adapted from a David Foster Wallace story. Buy tickets through the Alamo Ritz website, where the movie will play all week.
  • Alamo Drafthouse on South Lamar has announced that A Town Called Panic will start playing there on January 8. This bizarrely funny animated film, which Jette reviewed for Cinematical, won the Audience Award at Fantastic Fest this year.