The fall festival season in Austin starts up soon: Cinematexas, Fantastic Fest, aGLIFF, Austin Film Festival, and other annual events I'm forgetting right now. But if you're thinking even further ahead, the SXSW 2007 site went live this week. You now can submit films and register for next year's film festival and conference in March. If you're planning to go, Matt Dentler wants to know who you'd like to see at the conference.
  • Some independent films opening in Austin this week: The Mostly Unfabulous Life of Ethan Green at Dobie, Shadowboxer at Arbor.
  • The Paramount's Summer Classic Film Series is going 70mm this weekend, with special screenings of Jacques Tati's Playtime and the cult classic It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World on Saturday and Sunday. On Tuesday night, you can catch a Henry Fonda double-feature of Mr. Roberts and Twelve Angry Men. And Wednesday and Thursday's double-bill focuses on "cool cops" -- Clint Eastwood in Dirty Harry and Steve McQueen (sigh) in Bullitt.