Slackery News Tidbits, March 24


Here's the latest Austin news:

  • The 15th Annual Cine Las Americas International Film Festival has announced its opening and closing night movies. The film Alguien Ha Visto Lupita? (Have You Seen Lupita?), which was partially shot in Austin, will open the festival on April 24 at Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar. The movie is about a Mexican girl who runs away from home after her family tries to commit her to a family hospital. O Palhaco (The Clown), about a father and son who perform in a traveling circus in Brazil, will close the festival on April 29. (via Austin Movie Blog)

  • Austin-based grocery store Whole Foods Market will stream a collection of films about food and environmental issues for a limited time beginning April 22. The annual Do Something Reel Film Festival kicks off with a theatrical screening of the documentary The Apple Pushers, followed by a panel discussion with the film's writer and director Mary Mazzio and executive producer Laurie Tisch, among others. The event will take place at Alamo Slaughter Lane. Proceeds from the festival will help fund the 2012 Whole Foods Market/AFI- Discovery Channel Silverdocs Festival filmmaker grants.
  • The inaugural Housecore Horror Film Festival will take place October 2013 in Austin, according to the Austin Chronicle. Corey Mitchell, true crime writer and reporter for the horror film blog Bloody Disgusting, and power metal musician Phil Anselmo, whose record label lends its name to the festival, made the announcement during the "Seeing Red: Aesthetics and Visuals of Metal" panel at SXSW 2012.

  • UT alumnus Justin Cox spoke with Austin Movie Blog last week about about his Best Design poster win for the short film Man & Gun at SXSW 2012. The romantic comedy is about a man's love affair with guns. 

  • Kino Lorber Home Entertainment will release the SXSW 2010 documentary El Bulli: Cooking in Progress on DVD this Tuesday, March 27. The film follows chef Ferran Adria and his culinary team as they prepare the following season's creative menu for El Bulli, considered to be the best restaurant in the world. The restaurant has since closed its doors in Spain. However, according to Jenn's review of the film, Adria is scheduled to reopen the location in 2014 as a culinary academy.