The Austin film scene is hopping this week with film festivals, free movies, and a number of screenings to benefit worthy causes. If you're not in Austin, you can catch a glimpse of the local film scene in Making Dazed, a documentary about the tenth anniversary of Dazed and Confused airing on AMC on Sunday, Sept. 18. See Richard Linklater, Parker Posey, Ben Affleck, and Matthew McConaughey then and now.
Austin film festivals:
- QT-6 draws to a close this weekend with a grindhouse triple-feature on Friday night and a lineup of audience favorites from the festival on Saturday night. I keep hearing that you have to get in line pretty early (say, 4 pm) to get tickets for the first showings of the night, but it might be easier to get into late-night screenings.
- Not a film festival, but perhaps a festival of camp all its own: Alamo Downtown is cranking its programming back up post-Tarantino with a new Sinus show on Sept. 22-24. This time, the guys have fun with KISS Meets the Phantom of the Park.
- Cinematexas 10, the international short film festival, is underway through Sept. 18. This week's Austin Chronicle includes a preview of some of the shorts.
- The Austin Gay and Lesbian International Film Festival (aGLIFF) still needs volunteers to work during the 2005 festival, which takes place from Sept. 30 to Oct. 8.