It truly is a "something for everyone" week for Austin film events. I think the title of this entry says it all. I will have to put the names of events in a hat and pick one to decide what I'm doing on a couple of nights this week.

  • The SXSW film schedule has been posted, and you can buy film passes now at Waterloo Video. The passes put you in the second-tier line for screenings behind the conference badge holders, but I had no trouble getting into all the movies I wanted last year with the film pass. (Admittedly, I stayed away from the crazy-popular stuff, but even a badge doesn't guarantee you a seat then.)
  • The Austin Film Society/Dobie Theatre collaboration of AFS@Dobie films this week are Before the Fall  (held over for a third week) and the documentary Ballets Russes, about exiled Russian dancers. These films will play all week at Dobie.
  • The European cut of The Passenger, Michelangelo Antonioni's 1975 film starring Jack Nicholson, isn't available yet on DVD. However, you can see the European cut of the film at Arbor Great Hills all week long.