A Quick Tour of Austin Film Coverage

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I wish I had a magical special effect that, when I said "Elsewhere on the web..." would generate a wonderful transition image and noise, perhaps something groovy out of the old Batman TV series. You will have to imagine your own as I share this list of links to visit.

  • If you want to see more photos than I could provide of the Alamo Downtown sign moving to Alamo on South Lamar, Blake at Cinema is Dope has a whole slideshow available. Alamo Drafthouse Blog also has a photo of the sign that includes Lars (as part of an entry about the migration of Weird Wednesday and Master Pancake to non-downtown Alamos).
  • The Femme Film Texas Festival takes place on Saturday night at The Hideout, and Austinist has the details.
  • Thanks to Sarah Lindner at Austin Movie Blog for the following tip: You can now buy t-shirts online for the Paramount Summer Classic Movies series. As someone who buys t-shirts online from the Brattle Theater in Boston just because they're cool (both the theater and the shirts, that is), I always wondered why The Paramount didn't do the same thing. You also can buy Flix-Tix and a few posters online; I'm hoping the whole merchandise line expands over time. Hint to Paramount: You can't go wrong with a Princess Bride quote on your shirt. (More news/links after the jump.)
  • The cross-country Rolling Roadshow tour is going on right now, so if you're not in Austin you might want to check and see if they'll be in your neighborhood. The Alamo Drafthouse blog has reports from the Fandango Scavenger Hunt and screening.
  • This week's Austin Chronicle includes a funny piece from Josh Rosenblatt on the provisions in the new state film-incentives law that denies funding to productions that portray Texas negatively.