'Total Badass' with Bob Ray

Wednesday, May 19, 2010 - 9:30pm - 11:30pm

Total Badass posterLocal filmmaker Bob Ray is premiering his latest film, Total Badass, on Wednesday night at Alamo Ritz. Ray, whom you might remember from his previous films Hell on Wheels (the rollerderby doc that played SXSW 2007) and Rock Opera, recently finished work on this feature-length documentary about Chad Holt, who is also scheduled to attend the screening.

I think I should let Ray describe the film in his own words (from his Facebook event page for the premiere):

"Total Badass blazes the true Texas tale of a hilarious, crazy-ass writer/publisher/singer/weed-dealer/sex addict/Guinea pig enthusiast/dad/pirate radio host/raconteur and general man-about-town as he rides out the last six months of felony probation and subsequently must change his ways when a financial crisis befalls his estranged family.

"Fascinating in its deep access to unbelievable scenes of outlandish self-expression, Total Badass reveals an unsettled soul, fettered by a felony conviction and relegated to the underground arts scene. Will a happenstance family of his own finally ground this roustabout? Does Chad just need to grow up, relinquish his aspirations and get practical?"

Between Kings and Queens

Sunday, May 2, 2010 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Filmed in Austin, Between Kings and Queens is a story about a young prince who leaves his royal duties and flees to America. Torn between love and free will, his experience in the land of liberty quickly unravels as he finds himself running for his life.

The movie is having its Austin premiere at the Paramount. Tickets are available through the Paramount website and are $20 plus service charges.

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