THIS WEEK'S FILM EVENTS

All times are subject to change!! Please check them beforehand!

22 NIGHTS OF HALLOWEEN!!
 
Wednesday at 8pm
 
Thursday at 8pm
 
Friday at 8pm
 It's The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown Pre-show

 

MONSTER SQUAD
Saturday at 8pm
 It's The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown Pre-show
 
Sunday at 8pm 

 

AUSTIN FILM SOCIETY SCREENINGS:

Tuesday at 7:30pm
AFS at The Marchesa
6226 Middle Fiskville Rd.
 
Wednesday at 7:30pm
AFS at The Marchesa
6226 Middle Fiskville Rd.
***Filmmaker in Attendance
 
 
Friday, 6:30pm - Saturday, 9:30pm
Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar
 
 
 
 
SIGN UP FOR ALAMO VICTORY
 
Tuesday at 10:15pm
Alamo Drafthouse Ritz
ONLY $3!
 
Wednesday at 10:10pm
Alamo Drafthouse Ritz
ONLY $3!
 
and Dance Party
Friday at 10:30pm
Alamo Drafthouse Village
Friday at 10:00pm
Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar
 
The Queen Sing-Along
Thursday at 10pm
Alamo Drafthouse Ritz
 
Interview With The Vampire
Friday & Saturday at 7pm 10pm
Alamo Drafthouse Ritz

 

AFF's Film & Food Party Hosted by Cary Fukunaga Print E-mail
Thursday, 09 October 2014 04:16

Austin Film Festival (AFF) has announced that executive producer and director of “True Detective” Cary Fukunaga will host the 12th anniversary celebration of their annual Film & Food Fundraising Party, benefiting AFF’s On Story® Project. The Film & Food Fundraising Party will be held on Wednesday, October 22, 2014 at the Driskill Hotel in Austin, TX and kicks off the 21st Annual Festival & Conference.

AFF’s Film & Food Fundraising Party is an evening dedicated to honoring Austin as both a nationally recognized thriving film industry and a growing culinary hotspot. Held in the glamorous and historic Driskill Hotel, this evening of specialty cocktails by Stella Artois, Patron Spirits and Twin Liquors and innovative cuisine, presented by some of Austin’s most respected and well-loved restaurants, brings together Austinites and visitors alike to celebrate the arts. A silent auction presents the very best in luxury items, trips and experiences. Local Austin musician Elizabeth McQueen will be performing at the event and is currently the vocalist for the nine-time Grammy award winning band, Asleep At the Wheel.

There will be the chance to bid in silent auctions where the proceeds will benefit Austin Film Festival’s On Story® Project. Some of the auction items include wine tastings and tours, show tickets at the Long Center, nights at the St. Cecilia, jewelry from Russell Korman Jewelry, signed movie posters and much more.

It’s also a great time to rub elbows with some of the top filmmakers and screenwriters coming to AFF for the 21st festival and conference. Previous guests of the Film & Food party included Shane Black, Robert Rodriguez, and Alexis Bledel.

The event will be a gathering of creative minds, with industry icons joined by the culinary talents behind The Driskill Hotel, J. Black’s Feel Good Kitchen & Lounge, Eddie V’s Prime Seafood, Moonshine Patio Bar & Grill, Passion CafĂ©, Pinkberry Frozen Yogurt, Polkadots Cupcake Factory, Ranch 616, Sweet Marie Inc., Urban an American Grill, Whole Foods Market Say Cheese Lounge, Winflo Osteria and many more.

Proceeds benefit Austin Film Festival’s On Story® Project. The On Story® Project encompasses AFF’s PBS affiliated show On Story, the book series On Story: Screenwriters and Their Craft; and the On Story Podcasts — all produced off various recordings captured from past Festivals & year-round events. The On Story archive is also made available to students through AFF’s Young Filmmakers Program, which introduces young people to the film industry and provides new mediums for them to express their creativity, improve their communication skills, and benefit the arts community as a whole. The On Story Project shares 20 years of wonderful experiences and knowledge from screenwriters such as Sydney Pollack, Oliver Stone, Ron Howard, and Vince Gilligan, just to name a few.

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 22, 2014, 7PM - 10PM

DRISKILL HOTEL

Tickets are $100 in advance/$125 at the door

$80 tickets available for AFF Members and Badge Holders

Call 512-478-4795 or visit austinfilmfestival.com for tickets

 

 

 
Beauty and The Beast On Stage Print E-mail

By Andrea Ellis

The first animated film to be adapted into a Broadway musical, Beauty and The Beast roars through Austin at Bass Concert Hall for one week only. With vibrant colored sets and the songs you already love including “Be Our Guest” in addition to seven more songs, it’s a must see! If you know the story from Disney’s animated films, that was the first animated feature to win the Golden Globe Award for Best Picture in 1991 and was also nominated for an Oscar.

If you don’t know the story, then magic awaits you! An enchantress disguised as a beggar asks a prince for shelter in his castle. She gives him a rose, but he refuses. She turns him into a beast and his servants into furniture accessories and household items, including a clock, a wardrobe, a candlestick, a feather duster, a teapot and her son, a porcelain cup (pictured above right). The only way for him to break the spell is for him to fall in love with someone and she must love him in return all before the rose that the enchantress gave him dies. Enters Belle, a girl very unsatisfied with living in her French town. Belle’s father, Maurice, is captured by the beast when he comes to his castle looking for safety. Belle finds him and asks the beast to take her instead. The beast accepts her offer. After a while, Belle sees that the beast isn’t all that bad after all, but will the spell be released.

The set design is engaging with a saturated color palette. Even though the sets only encompass a few different locations, they serve their purpose. When the scenes are sinister, the lights darken and the floor is filled with fog. The scenes where characters are attacked by wolves are engrossing as the wolves seem so life like when they jump up into the sky to land on their victims. I’m still trying to figure out how they did it!

The Beast is quite loveable just as well as Bell is. Teminiscent of The Wizard of Oz's Cowardly Lion, the beast is hysterical. The beast is played by Ryan Everett Wood (pictured above). He's happy to be on the road again with NETworks Tours, which he last did with Shrek The Musical. Jillian Butterfield, who plays Belle, is making her national touring debut.

Weekdays at 8pm except for Monday, Saturday at 11am, 3:30pm, & 8pm, Sunday at 1pm through October 12

For more information, call (512) 471-4454 or to buy tickets, click here!

 


 

 

 

 

 
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