I thought that listing all the movie-related events in Austin for the next week would be easy. After all, it's post-Thanksgiving recuperation, everyone's watching football or shopping, it's bound to be an off week. And I'm all full of Thanksgiving turkey and tacos, so I'm moving a little more slowly today and would have appreciated the slow week.
However, Austin is hopping this week, film-wise. It's a very good week for free movies, especially. Free is great when you're trying to budget for holiday gift shopping. Once I'm finished digesting all this Thanksgiving bounty I'm sure I'll be grateful.
- The Association of Moving Image Archivists (AMIA) is holding its annual international conference in Austin next week. This means free movies for all of us! Info on all the public events is available on the Austin Film Society site. The most notable offering is Beyond the Rocks, the 1922 film starring Gloria Swanson and Rudolph Valentino, which was rediscovered and restored a few years ago. I didn't think we'd ever get to see this movie in Austin, but it's screening for free at the Paramount on Thursday, Dec. 1. Archivists involved in the restoration will be on hand to explain the process.