To Kill a Mockingbird 50th anniversary screening tonight at 7pm

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The summer starts now! Hope to see you tonight for TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD and all summer long at the Paramount and Stateside!

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2012 Summer Classic Film Series announced!

Here it comes! The full lineup for the Paramount and Stateside Theatres for the 2012 Summer Classic Film Series!

I’m really excited for this year’s series to kick off with TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD on May 24th, and there’s dozens of gems throughout the summer. A few personal highlights:

  • An archival print of Orson Welles’s noir classic THE LADY FROM SHANGHAI
  • James Dean in Nicholas Ray’s REBEL WITHOUT A CAUSE, one of the definitive cinemascope films
  • A week highlighting female filmmakers, including rare screenings of Ida Lupino’s OUTRAGE and Dorothy Arzner’s DANCE GIRL DANCE
  • 75th anniversary screenings of a new print of THE GRAND ILLUSION and an archival print of THE AWFUL TRUTH
  • Jean-Luc Godard’s apocalyptic cinematic assault WEEKEND, on a new print
  • Rainer Werner Fassbinder’s lost sci-fi classic WORLD ON A WIRE
  • An entire week of Hitchcock, ending with NORTH BY NORTHWEST- my favorite adventure movie!

It’s going to be an excellent summer here at the theatres. Hope to see you at the movies!

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Summer Classics Series on #wheninaustin

There’s a great local tumblr called #wheninaustin that’s just consistently awesome, and now they’ve mentioned the Summer Classics Series. Dawwww, we love you too!

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2012 Paramount Summer series announcing soon!

The Paramount’s 2012 Summer Classic Film Series is going to be announced very soon, and starts up on May 24th. Here’s a little tease of what you can expect…

 

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Moontower films!

The Moontower Comedy and Odditty festival is upon us! The comics begin tonight and the films start tomorrow afternoon at the Stateside Theatre. Hope to see you at some of the films!

JOAN RIVERS: A PIECE OF WORK – Thursday April 26th @ 2pm
(84 min, directed by Ricki Stern and Anne Sundberg)
A documentary on the life and career of Joan Rivers, made as the comedienne turns 75 years old.

AMERICAN: THE BILL HICKS STORY – Friday April 27th @ 3pm
(102 min, directed by Matt Harlock and Paul Thomas)
A captivating animated documentary drama on the legendary Texas outlaw comic Bill Hicks, whose profound observations on American life changed the face of comedy forever.

FREAK DANCE – Saturday April 28th @ 1pm
(90 min, directed by Matt Besser)
A spoiled rich girl who wants to be a dancer finds herself caught into between two rival dance groups set to do battle at an underground competition.

COMEDY SHORTS – Saturday April 28th @ 3:30pm (70 min)
Featuring the shorts Modern Man directed by John Merriman and Kerri Lendo, Kittywood Studios directed by Joe Nicolosi, 92 Alonzo Mourning Skybox Rookie Card directed by Todd Sklar, Somone Like You (Pug Version) directed by Mark Potts and Don Swaynos, Billy’s Birthday directed by Thomas Wohlford, Hands on a Hard Cart directed by Sam Eidson, Sexy Chat directed by Caroline Connor, The Arm directed by Brie Larson, Sarah Ramos, Jessie Ennis

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Up in the Air with novelist Walter Kirn this Thursday!

We have a very exciting film event coming up this Thursday evening at the Stateside Theatre! We are screening the Oscar nominated UP IN THE AIR with the author of the novel, Walter Kern, in attendance to do a Q&A moderated by Evan Smith. Tickets are on-sale here with proceeds benefitting the Austin Bat Cave youth writing programs. Hope to see you, this is sure to be a fascinating evening!

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Stanley Kubrick’s First Films.

Very cool blog post by the fine people at Open Culture rounding up Kubrick’s first three short documentaries. Always amazing to see such a talent while he was still learning the ropes!

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