Slackery News Tidbits: September 22, 2014


There's more to life than Fantastic Fest -- here's a roundup of the latest local film news:

  • Austin Film Festival has announced its full lineup and the schedule is now live. Check back with us in the coming days for a closer look at the Texas films being featured and general highlights. The fest will run Oct. 23-30.
  • Vimeo and FilmBuff have picked up Wedlock, a 10-episode web series created by Mark Duplass, who co-stars in the show with Rob Corddry and Jennifer Lafleur. Wedlock premiered at SXSW and will debut on Vimeo on Demand on Sept. 29.
  • Thank You a Lot, a film by local director Matt Muir, will screen at the Village Alamo Drafthouse Monday night and tickets are currently still available. Set in the Austin music scene, the film screened at SXSW earlier this year and Don called it "poignant and perceptive" in his review
  • Indiewire takes a first look at Andrew Bujalski's latest film, Results -- a romantic comedy set in the fitness industry starring Guy Pearce and Cobie Smulders. (My mind continues to be boggled that this will be the follow-up to Computer Chess.)
  • Over at ScreenCrush, Jacob Hall explores (sometimes on foot) the Central Texas filming locations of the Texas Chain Saw Massacre
  • Actually, go ahead and catch up with the Fantastic Fest news feed and Slackerwood's coverage -- it's been a packed few days and people are having a fine time, of course. 
  • Indiegogo is presenting a Campaign Marketing for Crowdfunders panel and discussion at the Austin Film Society Screening Room tonight. Industry experts and filmmakers with crowdfunding experience will be on hand to share their stories and advice (tickets are $10 and barbeque and beer will also be provided). 
  • Finally, Texas filmmakers David Lowery and Yen Tan made a pretty lovely short film called Until We Could for the Freedom to Marry (FTM) campaign, and it features several Austin actors and real local couples. The film was commissioned by FTM to complement a poem about marriage equality written by inaugural poet Richard Blanco. Watch it below and read more about the making of the film.