Let's see: a Richard Linklater double-feature, Pee-Wee Herman at midnight, a Black History Month film series, and an animated comedy about the Mansons, all in the same week. Yep. Must be Austin.
Speaking of Linklater, Filmmaker has a good interview with the director about A Scanner Darkly. It's going to be hard to wait until July.
- Live Freaky! Die Freaky! is an animated musical comedy film about the Manson—excuse me, the Hanson— family and their crime spree. Doesn't that sound charming? The voice talent includes members of Green Day, Asia Argento, Kelly Osbourne, and Jane Wiedlin (I loved you in Clue, Jane). Alamo Drafthouse Village is showing this controversial film at midnight on Friday and Saturday, 1/27-28. Austin Chronicle has an interview with director John Roecker in this week's issue.
- Lunafest, a mini-festival of eight short films by and about women, will screen at Alamo Drafthouse Downtown on Sunday 1/29. Suju Vijayan, who directed the short Blessing, will be in attendance.