I expected to be laying low in terms of film consumption before SXSW, but that’s just not the case this year.
Historically, I go see so many films during the 9 days of the film festival that it just makes sense (or has) to focus on work, family, etc. (mainly etc.) and then begin the binge come South-by. But this year, some of the pre-festival offerings are too juicy to pass up.
Case in Point: Austin Chronicle editor (and SXSW founder) Louis Black is hosting a special screening, tomorrow at Noon at the Alamo Ritz, of the quintessentially Austin film Slacker (directed by Austin’s own Richard Linklater).
The screening is sponsored by the Austin Heritage Society, and tickets are available through the Alamo website.
Presumably, Louis is going to address his comments toward Old Austin vs New Austin and specifically toward all the ancient (!) landmarks in the film which are no longer around (whither Les Amis?).
Of course, as you know, Louis is also one of the actors in Slacker as well, so there is always the possibility that he will discuss that as well.