The biggest Austin film event this week is Best of QT Fest, which starts on Monday 4/24 and runs through Sunday 4/30. If you weren't lucky enough to grab one of the badges, you can still try for standby tickets on the night of specific screenings. Although the festival is taking over Alamo Drafthouse Downtown for the better part of a week, other local theaters have a number of options for your big-screen enjoyment.
- I first learned about The Music Lovers in a Harlan Ellison essay I read when I a teen, and his description of the asylum scene completely freaked me out. Fortunately, it was slightly less disturbing on screen that it was in my head. If you don't understand what I mean, you can see for yourself when Alamo Downtown shows the 1970 Ken Russell film about Tchaikovsky on Sunday 4/23, with live concert music beforehand.
- In the mood to see Nicolas Cage's Elvis imitation, Laura Dern
clad in supremely trashy slutwear, Willem Dafoe with scary teeth, and Diane Ladd acting completely psycho? Alamo
Village is showing Wild at Heart nightly from Monday 4/24 through Thursday
4/27, and then at midnight Friday and Saturday.