The SXSW film festival lineup gets more celebrity-rich every day. Matt Dentler just announced more performers who will speak at the conference and/or screenings, including Ray Romano, Charles Nelson Reilly, and Erykah Badu. I'm still trying to decide which films to see ... there are some tough choices. Karina and I will be covering the film festival for Cinematical but even with two of us, we won't be able to catch everything.

  • Night Watch opens in Austin this week as part of the Austin Film Society/Dobie Theatre series, AFS@Dobie. Ballets Russes (pictured above) is also held over for another week.
  • Kevin Smith will be in Austin early next week and will introduce a midnight screening of House Party on Monday 3/6 at Alamo Downtown. Admission is free, but if you want to guarantee a seat you can buy a food/beverage coupon from Alamo ahead of time. I am not sure what the actual connection is between the Clerks director and the 1990 Kid 'N Play movie, but I'm sure Smith will explain.