It's a slow week for special screenings and film events in Austin. Most people are out shopping, and those who are in theaters are all heading for the winter blockbusters. But if you look closely you can still find some interesting alternative film programming as well as some holiday-themed events. The holiday movies are listed separately at the end.
- Austin Studios is cranking out the garage sales this month. This week's sale looks like lots of fun: it's for the props, wardrobe, and other materials from The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Origin. Head to the studio complex on Monday 12/19 anytime from 10 am to 6 pm and follow the signs to Stage 2.
- Cape of Good Hope opens today at Dobie and will play all week. The
2004 South African film is about the relationships between people who work
at an animal shelter in Cape Town, and deals with post-apartheid issues.