Slackery News Tidbits: May 27, 2013


Here's the latest film news.

  • A "spiritual" follow-up to the 1993 Richard Linklater comedy Dazed and Confused may begin filming this fall, according to Flixist. Linklater discussed the film, which he describes as a college comedy with a large ensemble cast, during a Reddit AMA (Ask Me Anything) last week.
  • Get your questions ready for Alamo Drafthouse co-founder and CEO Tim League, who will participate in an AMA on Reddit along with other representatives from the local theater chain from 1-4 pm CDT Thursday.
  • Speaking of the Alamo Drafthouse, its distribution arm Drafthouse Films has acquired the U.S. rights to the German drama Nothing Bad Can Happen, which premiered at this year's Cannes Film Festival. It's about a young Christian who begins to live with a family after a chance encounter and becomes the target of a violent game to test his faith. Writer/director Katrin Gebbe's first feature is also the first feature in the Drafthouse Films library to be directed by a woman.
  • Chef du Cinema will be offering a new cooking class for a four-course meal inspired by Terry Gilliam's fantasy/adventure Time Bandits on Saturday, June 8 at Central Market North Lamar.
  • Cinema East will host a party on Monday, June 3 at Cheer Up Charlie's to kick off its fourth season of outdoor movie screenings. The event includes a chance to hear about some of the upcoming shorts and features, and even meet some of the filmmakers. The first screening will be Cutie and the Boxer on Sunday, June 9 at the French Legation Museum.
  • Austin Fusion magazine has named the city the indie film capital of the world. The online publication interviewed local filmmakers Jonny Mars and Jason Wehling, who first collaborated on the documentary America's Parking Lot, about Dallas Cowboys tailgaters and their move from the Texas Stadium to the new Cowboy Stadium.