The big film screening news in Austin is that The Devil and Daniel Johnston, which premiered at SXSW in 2005, opens today in Austin at Arbor Great Hills and Alamo Drafthouse on South Lamar. I'm not a fan of Johnston's music but I liked the documentary a lot. This week's Austin Chronicle features two columns by editor Louis Black: one about the documentary itself , and one about Black's relationship with the musician.
- If you're reading this on Friday you might still have time to run over to the Texas Union Theatre for the last film in Union Cinematheque's 2005-06 series, Sam Fuller's 1952 film Park Row. Admission is free to see this 35mm print at 7:30 pm.
- The Territory, KLRU-TV's weekly short film series, is back on Friday nights at 10:30 pm. On May 5, the show presents A Girl's Own Story, Jane Campion's 1984 film about three Beatles-era teenage girls.