11:00 AM
to 12:00 PM

Better Safe than Sorry
1 schedule::attendees
Location Alamo Lamar 1
eventtype  Film
event::about  A pigeon and a squirrel discuss the intricacies of nuts and discover a deadly discrepancy.Chris Demarais is a member of the Lark the Beard Comedy Troupe, best known for their web-series The Wingmen. Chris enjoys filmmaking, long walks on the beach, and is looking for someone who isn't...
event::tags  Narrative Short

11:00 AM
to 12:00 PM

Depth of Phil
Location Alamo Lamar 1
eventtype  Film
event::about  Amidst delusions of saving failed U.S. banks and car companies, an aging homeless man reconnects with a long-lost sweetheart via Facebook in this quirky tragicomedy. Very loosely inspired by Augustus Baldwin Longstreet's 1833 short story "The Dance" and updated for 21st century recession-era Austin.Jack Daniel Stanley began making...
event::tags  Narrative Short

11:00 AM
to 12:00 PM

El Abuelo
Location Alamo Lamar 1
eventtype  Film
event::about  Shot on location in San Antonio, Texas, El Abuelo is an intimate portrait of local educator and poet, Joe Jimenez. Through the meditative process of ironing his clothes (a duty often identified as 'womenÕs work'), we experience Joe in that familiar goal of finding the perfect crease. Of all domestic...
event::tags  Narrative Short

11:00 AM
to 12:00 PM

Honorarium
1 schedule::attendees
Location Alamo Lamar 1
eventtype  Film
event::about  When a professor with controversial views arrives to speak at a university conference, he is met by his student chaperon. Her assigned task--getting him to the auditorium without incident--is disrupted by some unexpected difficulty. In resolving the situation, the resolution of the professor's plight is placed in the hands of...
event::tags  Narrative Short

11:00 AM
to 12:00 PM

Life 2.0
8 schedule::attendees
Location G-Tech
eventtype  Film
event::about  This feature-length documentary follows a group of people whose lives are transformed by a virtual world called Second Life. They enter a new reality, whose inhabitants assume alternate personas in the form of avatars -- digital alter egos that can be manipulated to the heartÕs desire. More than an examination...
event::tags  Documentary Feature

11:00 AM
to 12:00 PM

Lovers of Hate
8 schedule::attendees
Location Paramount
eventtype  Film
event::about  In this savage comedy about deceit and sibling rivalry, two estranged brothers, Rudy and Paul, have nothing in common but their love for the same woman. When Paul whisks her away to a romantic mountain retreat, the lovers have no idea that Rudy has made it there first. From the...
event::tags  Narrative Feature

11:00 AM
to 12:00 PM

Mnemosyne Rising
2 schedule::attendees
Location Alamo Lamar 1
eventtype  Film
event::about  Set to return to Earth, a deep-space transmitter pilot begins to experience unusual flashbacks while in orbit around a newly-discovered moon.Miguel Alvarez has received awards from the Directors Guild of America, Panavisions Emerging Filmmaker program, the National Hispanic Foundation for the Arts, the Hamptons International Film Festival, and...
event::tags  Narrative Short

11:00 AM
to 12:00 PM

Now or Never
Location Alamo Lamar 1
eventtype  Film
event::about  Henry (20's) has been in love with his best friend Alexa since the first day he met her. Today he has decided to tell her not only how he feels, but exactly how far his devotion extends. 'Now or Never' is the story of love and obsession taken to a...
event::tags  Narrative Short

11:00 AM
to 12:00 PM

Petting Sharks
Location Alamo Lamar 1
eventtype  Film
event::about  The sea of love is short on sharks.Craig Elrod (writer/director) received his bachelors degree in RTF from the UT Austin. His credits include Cleverboy's Playhouse (Cinematexas 2004), Soft Shoe (Modified Arts in Phoenix 2006), The Trouble With Jumpsuits (SXSW 2007), Clothes Horse (SXSW 2008), Polar Ops (Salvage Vanguard...
event::tags  Narrative Short

11:00 AM
to 12:00 PM

Rule No. 2
Location Alamo Lamar 1
eventtype  Film
event::about  Two actors with relationship troubles must complete a scene from a porno for their acting class. Don't worry, they're only emotionally naked.Avram Dodson's previous effort "art/work" screened at SXSW 2007 and was recipient of the SXSWclick 2007 Documentary Jury Prize. His film "The Whistler" and music video for...
event::tags  Narrative Short

11:00 AM
to 12:00 PM

Table 7
1 schedule::attendees
Location Alamo Lamar 1
eventtype  Film
event::about  A couple, on the brink of a breakup have an intimate argument in a Chinese restaurant. Unaware to them, their every word is being closely monitored for unknown reasons. However, not all is as it seems. Marko Slavni was born in Sarajevo, Bosnia and came to America with...
event::tags  Narrative Short

11:00 AM
to 12:00 PM

Texas Shorts
3 schedule::attendees
Location Alamo Lamar 1
eventtype  Film
event::about  An offshoot of our regular narrative shorts program, composed of work shot in, about, or somehow relating to the Lone Star state. Table 7 Directors: Marko Slavnic & Andrew McDonald Now or Never Director: Aaron Burns Honorarium Director: Steve Mims Petting Sharks Director: Craig Elrod El Abuelo Director: Dino Dinco...
event::tags  Shorts Program

11:00 AM
to 12:00 PM

The Big Bends
Location Alamo Lamar 1
eventtype  Film
event::about  After being diagnosed with a terminal disease, Warren chooses to pass his remaining days isolated in the Badlands of Big Bend. Within the vast landscape he locks himself inside of a small camper trailer and waits for death. The hush is broken as he is faced with a troubled Mexican...
event::tags  Narrative Short

11:00 AM
to 12:00 PM

The GrownUps
Location Alamo Lamar 1
eventtype  Film
event::about  Made by the Arts + Labor team over a single weekend as a part of the 48 Hour Film Project, The GrownUps catches up with two couples as they try to return to normal after a dinner that apparently didn't go very well. Like other projects submitted in Austin, the...
event::tags  Narrative Short

11:00 AM
to 12:00 PM

Tough Crowd
Location Alamo Lamar 1
eventtype  Film
event::about  An over-scheduled, guilt-ridden and totally self-absorbed daughter comes to visit Mom at the retirement home and withers from the contempt that sheÕs certain the staff and other residents have for her. Plus, she 'just knows' that they prefer her dashing, bachelor brother to her.Anne S. Lewis is a...
event::tags  Animated Short

11:00 AM
to 12:00 PM

Trash Day
Location Alamo Lamar 1
eventtype  Film
event::about  A woman longing for the affections of her trash man uses her trash to let him know how she feels. Every Tuesday is the same routine, sit and wait till the sound of the trash truck nears, so she can watch him collect her garbage and gifts. The film is...
event::tags  Narrative Short

11:30 AM
to 12:30 PM

Some Days are Better than Others
6 schedule::attendees
Location Alamo Lamar 2
eventtype  Film
event::about  Some Days are Better Than Others is a poetic, character-driven feature-length film that asks why the good times slip by so fast while the hard times always seem so sticky. The film explores ideas of abundance, emptiness, human connection and abandonment while observing an interweaving web of awkward characters that...
event::tags  Narrative Feature

12:00 PM
to 1:00 PM

AMAC - Reel Women
Location Hideout
eventtype  Film
event::about  A compilation of short films by members of Reel Women. Reel Women is a non-profit organization in Austin that provides a local support system for women at all levels of experience in the film and video industries, promoting the education, networking and mentoring of women filmmakers.
event::tags  Shorts Program

12:00 PM
to 1:00 PM

Annie Goes Boating
1 schedule::attendees
Location Alamo Ritz 2
eventtype  Film
event::about  Annie Goes Boating is a laconic portrait of a girl named Annie (Alessandra Torresani, Caprica) on a picnic in the park with her friends (including Alycia Delmore, Humpday and Davie-Blue, Bass Ackwards). Shot in stereo 3D, the film provides a restrained yet immersive glimpse into the group dynamics of this...
event::tags  Narrative Short

12:00 PM
to 1:00 PM

Audrey the Trainwreck
3 schedule::attendees
Location Alamo Ritz 2
eventtype  Film
event::about  For Ron Hogan, life is fine... not great, not good, just... fine, and on the verge of retiring any sort of dream heÕs harbored of a life less ordinary. Pushing thirty and working a thankless office job, internet dating is one more routine in Ron HoganÕs well-ordered life. God knows...
event::tags  Narrative Feature

12:00 PM
to 1:00 PM

I'm Here
1 schedule::attendees
Location Alamo Ritz 1
eventtype  Film
event::tags  Narrative Short

12:00 PM
to 1:00 PM

Medium Cool: 3 (not so) Shorts
Location Alamo Ritz 1
eventtype  Film
event::about  I'm Here Director: Spike Jonze Successful Alcoholics Director: Jordan Vogt-Roberts Solitary/Release Director: Holden Abigail Osborne
event::tags  Shorts Program

12:00 PM
to 1:00 PM

Pelada
3 schedule::attendees
Location Alamo Lamar 3
eventtype  Film
event::about  Away from professional stadiums, bright lights, and manicured fields, thereÕs another side of soccer. In the U.S., we call it pick-up. In Brazil, the word is 'pelada,' which literally means 'naked'Ñthe game stripped down to its core. Pelada follows Luke and Gwendolyn, two former soccer stars who didnÕt quite make...
event::tags  Documentary Feature

12:00 PM
to 1:00 PM

Solitary/Release
Location Alamo Ritz 1
eventtype  Film
event::about  Solitary/Release is an intimate documentary-fiction hybrid exploring the life of a recovering drug addict on the verge of great change. In SOLITARY, we meet Zach, director Holden Abigail Osborne's younger brother, as he finds his way back into the world and his daughters' lives after being released from jail. Then,...
event::tags  Narrative Short

12:00 PM
to 1:00 PM

Successful Alcoholics
2 schedule::attendees
Location Alamo Ritz 1
eventtype  Film
event::about  Drakeand Lindsay are successful alcoholics. Talented, charming and able to get in or out of any situation, life is good. Engaged to be married and deeply in love, they are more likely to wake up inastrange place than start planningawedding. Things are going splendidly. But whenDrakeis sent to Denver to...
event::tags  Narrative Short

1:30 PM
to 2:30 PM

Bikini Lighters
2 schedule::attendees
Location Alamo Lamar 1
eventtype  Film
event::about  Three young friends shoplift from a local convenience store and head into the woods behind their neighborhood. They are intent on creating an explosion with a bag full of cigarette lighters, but things get complicated when they discover a pair of older teens also hanging out in the woods.Director...
event::tags  Narrative Short

1:30 PM
to 2:30 PM

Brave Donkey
Location Alamo Lamar 1
eventtype  Film
event::about  BRIAN, an embittered divorcee, breaks into his old home to wreak revenge on the man who stole his wife. Having destroyed his rivals precious art works, BRIAN is overcome with loss and longing for the wife and family he lost. In a desperate attempt to recapture his former life BRIAN...
event::tags  Narrative Short

1:30 PM
to 2:30 PM

Equestrian Sexual Response
Location Alamo Lamar 1
eventtype  Film
event::about  Eleven-year-old Alice lives on a ranch with her father, her favorite horse and confidante, Red, and the love of RedÕs life, Molly. One day her romantic worldview is shattered when her dad hires a stud horse to impregnate Molly. At the same time, her schoolmates are developing a sexual awareness...
event::tags  Narrative Short

1:30 PM
to 2:30 PM

Girls Named Pinky
Location Alamo Lamar 1
eventtype  Film
event::about  When a beautiful woman gets assaulted in a late night bar, Morris Munsey steps in. Morris is an average guy who wants nothing more than a beautiful woman to share his life with, but the danger that surrounds him challenges his chances with this sexy foreign stranger.ALEX LUBLINER...
event::tags  Narrative Short

1:30 PM
to 2:30 PM

Jean-Paul Luc Sebastien Rene
1 schedule::attendees
Location Alamo Lamar 1
eventtype  Film
event::about  Two fifty-year-old women sunbathe on their living room floor when an unexpected message flies through the window.Milena Pastreich, 27, is a writer, director, and cinematographer. She immersed herself in the world of filmmaking while living in Berlin, Germany from 2004-2007. With an undergraduate degree in Art History from...
event::tags  Narrative Short

1:30 PM
to 2:30 PM

Narrative Shorts 1
2 schedule::attendees
Location Alamo Lamar 1
eventtype  Film
event::about  A selection of original, well-crafted films that take advantage of the short form and exemplify distinctive and genuine storytelling. The winner of our grand jury award in this category is eligible for an 2011 Academy Award nomination for best narrative short. Brave Donkey Director: Gaysorn Thavat Equestrian Sexual Response Director:...
event::tags  Shorts Program

1:30 PM
to 2:30 PM

Pancake Breakfast
1 schedule::attendees
Location Alamo Lamar 1
eventtype  Film
event::about  Mark and his girlfriend, Amy, like to joke that she's cheating on him with their mutual friend Barry. But when Barry starts to play along a little too well, Mark begins to wonder if there's more to it than jokes.Adam Locke-Norton was born in Vancouver and graduated from...
event::tags  Narrative Short

1:30 PM
to 2:30 PM

Ride, Rise, Roar
6 schedule::attendees
Location Paramount
eventtype  Film
event::about  RIDE, RISE, ROAR is a David Byrne concert film that blends riveting onstage performances with intimate details of the creative collaborations that make the music and performance happen. Shot with multiple cameras over several concerts during the 08/09 tour, the film blends the energy and charisma of classic Talking Heads...
event::tags  Documentary Feature

1:30 PM
to 2:30 PM

Snapshots
Location Alamo Lamar 1
eventtype  Film
event::about  Snapshots is composed of seven love story vignettes, capturing different moments in couples' relationships. Ranging from first kiss to breaking up, the film unfolds over the course of one day, moving around the neighborhoods of New York City.Kate has made several short films and directed music videos for...
event::tags  Narrative Short

1:30 PM
to 2:30 PM

The Mess Hall of an Online Warrior
4 schedule::attendees
Location Alamo Lamar 1
eventtype  Film
event::about  Set in Manchester, England. A mother quietly struggles to deal with her aggressive teenage son who refuses to do anything except play online computer games. An honest and darkly comic story about compulsion, mishaps, loneliness and family redemption.Dan grew up in an Irish/Ukrainian/Italian family in Manchester, UK and...
event::tags  Narrative Short

2:00 PM
to 3:00 PM

Always A Bride
Location Alamo Lamar 2
eventtype  Film
event::about  Amy and Billy, a young married couple, deliver their big news to friends and family at a dinner party - to shocking results. Something has changed in the American Dream.Danny Strauss is a Los Angeles based filmmaker, and Always A Bride is his second short film. His previous...
event::tags  Narrative Short

2:00 PM
to 3:00 PM

2:00 PM
to 3:00 PM

Helena from the Wedding
3 schedule::attendees
Location Alamo Lamar 2
eventtype  Film
event::about  Having recently experienced a spectacular career failure, the last thing playwright Alex Javal (Lee Tergesen) wants to do is host a weekend long New YearÕs Eve party for his successful friends at a small cabin in the mountains. Yet that is what he is on the way to do when...
event::tags  Narrative Feature

2:15 PM
to 3:15 PM

Tiny Furniture
12 schedule::attendees
Location Alamo Ritz 1
eventtype  Film
event::about  22-year-old Aura returns home to her artist mother's TriBeCa loft with the following: a useless film theory degree, 357 hits on her Youtube page, a boyfriend who's left her to find himself at Burning Man, a dying hamster, and her tail between her legs. Luckily, her trainwreck childhood best friend...
event::tags  Narrative Feature

2:30 PM
to 3:30 PM

A Different Path
3 schedule::attendees
Location Alamo Ritz 2
eventtype  Film
event::about  'A Different Path' follows a sidewalk activist Senior, a Critical Mass trumpeter, city Kayak-er, and others, as they struggle to make their way through the modern automobile-centric urban environment. Each character uses ingenuity and humor to try and solve their modern mobility dilemma. The film is an artistic and poetic...
event::tags  Documentary Feature

2:30 PM
to 3:30 PM

Beijing Taxi
12 schedule::attendees
Location G-Tech
eventtype  Film
event::about  BEIJING TAXI is a feature length documentary that vividly portrays Beijing undergoing a profound transformational arch. Through a humanistic lens, the intimate lives of three taxi drivers connect a morphing city confronted with modern issues and changing values. With diverse imagery combined with a contemporary score rich in atmosphere, we...
event::tags  Documentary Feature

2:30 PM
to 3:30 PM

For Once In My Life
3 schedule::attendees
Location Alamo Lamar 3
eventtype  Film
event::about  "For Once In My Life" is the story of an inspiring group of people and their dream to make music. This documentary film follows the members of the Spirit of Goodwill Band while they prepare for the concert of a lifetime. As they navigate daily life, these twenty-eight musicians and...
event::tags  Documentary Feature

4:00 PM
to 5:00 PM

American: The Bill Hicks Story
21 schedule::attendees
Location Paramount
eventtype  Film
event::about  Much more than a comedian, Bill Hicks was and still is an inspiration to millions. His timeless comedy tackled the contradictions of America and modern life head on, as he skewered organized religion, railed against the hypocrisies of his government and exposed the collusion of the mainstream media, earning him...
event::tags  Documentary Feature

4:00 PM
to 5:00 PM

ANATINUS
Location Alamo Lamar 1
eventtype  Film
event::about  ANATINUS is a musical cinematographical voyage into the hazy early hours of the day. This film was shot in Greenpoint, Brooklyn with no budget, using a pocket-sized digital camera. No giant rubber ducks were harmed in the making of this picture. Music by LIGO.David is filmmaker who specializes...
event::tags  Narrative Short

4:00 PM
to 5:00 PM

Black Ops Arabesque
Location Alamo Lamar 1
eventtype  Film
event::about  A secret service agent's life is as dull as the black and white suit he wears. As he follows orders to protect a little girl on her way to ballet class, a group of rogues move in and attempt to kidnap the girl. The agent and girl escape together on...
event::tags  Narrative Short

4:00 PM
to 5:00 PM

Coney Island Baby
Location Alamo Lamar 1
eventtype  Film
event::about  The film revolves around the two elderly women, Betty and Nancy, who in their spare time are constantly drawn to the mystical location Coney Island. One day, Betty Bellman buys a used stove and in the oven, she finds a DVD case stuffed with cash. She calls her best friend....
event::tags  Narrative Short

4:00 PM
to 5:00 PM

Have You Seen My Hair?
1 schedule::attendees
Location Alamo Lamar 1
eventtype  Film
event::about  Shot through the eyes of the protagonist, "Have You Seen My Hair?" is the story of an unfortunate young girl whose trip to the salon becomes a nightmarish romp through the depths of her imagination. As she sleepwalks through the rhythmic elements of her morning routine, "girl" is abruptly reminded...
event::tags  Narrative Short

4:00 PM
to 5:00 PM

Iron Crows
1 schedule::attendees
Location Hideout
eventtype  Film
event::about  Everyday some 20,000 people in Chittagong, a small port city of southern Bangladesh risk their lives for 2 dollars. They dismantle retired old ships from all over the world. An average of 20 workers die in Chittagong every year. Despite the harsh working environment full of contaminants and toxic gases,...
event::tags  Documentary Feature

4:00 PM
to 5:00 PM

Ivan and Ivan
Location Hideout
eventtype  Film
event::about  Present-day Russia of the Magadan region, Marfa and Ivan are raising their grandson little Ivan to live off the land. Ivan and Ivan do everything together, herding reindeer, fishing and looking out onto the arctic tundra. Ivan junior is a happy five year old boy who loves his dog, the...
event::tags  Documentary Short

4:00 PM
to 5:00 PM

Narrative Shorts 2
3 schedule::attendees
Location Alamo Lamar 1
eventtype  Film
event::about  A selection of original, well-crafted films that take advantage of the short form and exemplify distinctive and genuine storytelling. The winner of our grand jury award in this category is eligible for an 2011 Academy Award nomination for best narrative short. Coney Island Baby Director: Andre Aimaq Have You Seen...
event::tags  Shorts Program

4:00 PM
to 5:00 PM

Out of Nowhere
Location Alamo Lamar 1
eventtype  Film
event::about  On the run from a would-be killer, Peter -on foot and all alone in the desert- tries to find his way to civilization. As Peter tries to escape from the wilderness, he finds himself further and further away from where he wants to go.Raised in Colorado, Will Lamborn...
event::tags  Narrative Short

4:00 PM
to 5:00 PM

Televisnu
2 schedule::attendees
Location Alamo Lamar 1
eventtype  Film
event::about  A surreal tale of a young Indian women who works at a call center. Her computer breaks down and in an attempt to fix it she falls into a magical, mythical web of electronic wires where memories, secrets, and hidden desires reveal themselves.Prithi Gowda is a freelance graphic...
event::tags  Narrative Short

4:00 PM
to 5:00 PM

The Big Fiddle
1 schedule::attendees
Location Alamo Lamar 1
eventtype  Film
event::about  The Big Fiddle is a conceptual drama exploring the nature of music in cinema, and the possibilities of having a character provide a live score that shapes and shifts the ways in which the characters interact with each other.Willi Patton grew up in Arkansas and Texas, spending his...
event::tags  Narrative Short

4:30 PM
to 5:30 PM

The Canal Street Madam
5 schedule::attendees
Location G-Tech
eventtype  Film
event::about  Until an FBI bust upended her life, Jeanette Maier was a successful New Orleans madam. Her discreet clientele included a number of powerful, high-ranking politicians. The ensuing very public trial - both in the courtroom and in the media - focused salaciously on the fact that Jeanette's brothel was a...
event::tags  Documentary Feature

4:45 PM
to 5:45 PM

5 variations on a long string
2 schedule::attendees
Location Alamo Ritz 2
eventtype  Film
event::about  Over the past quarter century, composer/performer Ellen Fullman has developed and perfected her extraordinary 'long string instrument'. More than sixty feet long, the instrument uses longitudinal vibration to envelop its audience in dense masses of sound: imagine standing inside an enormous pipe organ, or a huge grand piano. Recorded in...
event::tags  Documentary Short

4:45 PM
to 5:45 PM

Camp Victory, Afghanistan
3 schedule::attendees
Location Alamo Lamar 3
eventtype  Film
event::about  Camp Victory, Afghanistan is a verite documentary that tells the story of several U.S. National Guardsmen stationed in Herat, Afghanistan and the Afghan officers assigned as their mentees. Together they've been tasked with building the 207th Corps of the nascent Afghan National Army into an institution capable of providing stability,...
event::tags  Documentary Feature

4:45 PM
to 5:45 PM

We don't care about music anyway...
5 schedule::attendees
Location Alamo Ritz 2
eventtype  Film
event::about  From radical turntablism (Otomo Yoshihide) to laptop music innovation (Numb), via classical instrument hijacking (Sakamoto Hiromichi), Tokyo's avant-garde music scene is internationally known for its boldness. While introducing some of the greatest musicians of this scene, "We Don't Care About Music Anyway..." offers a kaleidoscopic view of Tokyo, confronting music...
event::tags  Documentary Feature

5:00 PM
to 6:00 PM

The Happy Poet
4 schedule::attendees
Location Alamo Ritz 1
eventtype  Film
event::about  Bill, an out-of-work poet, puts his heart, soul, and last few dollars into starting an all-organic, mostly-vegetarian food stand. New friend Donnie promotes the business and helps Bill pursue Agnes, a poetry-lover who frequents the stand. Curtis, an enigmatic life-philosopher, buoys Bill's spirits with his positive attitude and love of...
event::tags  Narrative Feature

6:00 PM
to 7:00 PM

The Living Room of the Nation
2 schedule::attendees
Location Hideout
eventtype  Film
event::about  The Living Room of the Nation opens a portrait-like view into six Finnish living rooms. The film is a story of changes, loneliness, responsibilities and the unavoidable passing of time. The main characters are common Finnish people in different phases of life. Each of them is looking for something: human...
event::tags  Documentary Feature

6:45 PM
to 7:45 PM

LEMMY
28 schedule::attendees
Location Paramount
eventtype  Film
event::about  The film LEMMY delves into the personal and public lives of heavy metal icon and Motorhead frontman Lemmy Kilmister. Nearly three years in the making, and featuring appearances by such friends/peers as Metallica, Dave Grohl, Billy Bob Thornton and pro wrestler Triple H, the film follows Kilmister from his Hollywood...
event::tags  Documentary Feature

6:45 PM
to 7:45 PM

Thunder Soul
3 schedule::attendees
Location Alamo Lamar 2
eventtype  Film
event::about  It's was afros and pleated shirts, James Brown and Bootsy Collins. It was the '70s, and at an inner-city Houston high school history would be made. Charismatic band leader, Conrad "Prof" Johnson, would turn the school's mediocre jazz band into a legendary funk powerhouse. Now, 35 years later, his students...
event::tags  Documentary Feature

7:00 PM
to 8:00 PM

Earthling
9 schedule::attendees
Location Alamo Lamar 3
eventtype  Film
event::about  Judith is a teacher going through a crisis. She can't get pregnant, and it's causing a rift in her life. On an orbital space platform, a crew picks up a strange object during a routine mission. It appears to be a living seed of some sort. One of the astronauts...
event::tags  Narrative Feature

7:00 PM
to 8:00 PM

Title Design Finalist Screening
4 schedule::attendees
Location G-Tech
eventtype  Film
event::tags  Shorts Program

7:15 PM
to 8:15 PM

11/4/08
5 schedule::attendees
Location Alamo Ritz 2
eventtype  Film
event::about  Two weeks before the election of Barack Obama, I asked friends around the world to record their experiences of 11/4/08, a day that had become historic before it had even taken place. In this documentary, a global canvas unfolds: in St. Louis and Austin, idealistic volunteers think they can turn...
event::tags  Documentary Feature

7:15 PM
to 8:15 PM

Lunch watching TV
Location Alamo Ritz 2
eventtype  Film
event::about  A normal day: the eggs, the fries, the beer, the bread, the crisis, the politics, the football... Until something bizarre happens. A historical date. Just another day.Graduated from Madrids Complutense University in Audiovisual Communications in 1999. In 2003 he founded A La Deriva, that produces his fiction, documentary...
event::tags  Narrative Short

7:15 PM
to 8:15 PM

Strange Powers: Stephin Merritt and The Magnetic Fields
13 schedule::attendees
Location Alamo Lamar 1
eventtype  Film
event::about  Songwriter Stephin Merritt is known as "the Cole Porter of his generation" for his memorable melodies, lovelorn lyrics and wry musical stylings. Shot over a period of 10 years, 'Strange Powers: Stephin Merritt and the Magnetic Fields' explores his friendship with his longtime bandmate and manager, Claudia Gonson. Through his...
event::tags  Documentary Feature

7:30 PM
to 8:30 PM

Dance With The One
4 schedule::attendees
Location Alamo Ritz 1
eventtype  Film
event::about  Nate, a skateboard-riding, small-time pot dealer, wants out of Texas. Out of his family home - broken and haunted by the tragic death of his mother. Out from sharing a roof with his father - a legendary drug dealer, who is stewed in whiskey and grief. Out from the demands...
event::tags  Narrative Feature

8:00 PM
to 9:00 PM

On the Other Side of Life
Location Hideout
eventtype  Film
event::about  Being arrested for murder, two brothers exist between modern township life, gangsterism and ancient African culture. Lucky and Bongani pretend to be cool and in the know. To survive in the township, they learned their lessons early: where to get drugs, where to get money and how to pick up...
event::tags  Documentary Feature

9:30 PM
to 10:30 PM

5-Second Films
3 schedule::attendees
Location Alamo Lamar 2
eventtype  Film
event::about  As seen on G4's "Attack of the Show," Comedy Central's "Tosh.0" and quite possibly your own nightmares, 5-Second Films are just that: Little bursts of insanity, all exactly 5 seconds long, from the minds of seven neglected boys and two very patient girls. You will see shark people in tight...
event::tags  Experimental Short

9:30 PM
to 10:30 PM

All My Friends are Funeral Singers with Live Soundtrack by Califone
11 schedule::attendees
Location Alamo Lamar 1
eventtype  Film
event::about  Zel (renowned cult actress Angela Bettis) is a fortune teller, living and working in a house crowded with ghosts. When a mysterious light appears in the woods the ghosts realize they are trapped and begin to rebel. Zel must decide whether she can come to terms with the origins of...
event::tags  Narrative Feature

9:30 PM
to 10:30 PM

Barbershop Punk
3 schedule::attendees
Location G-Tech
eventtype  Film
event::about  Is 'The Man' controlling the vertical, the horizontal and the channel you'll be on? In a privatized American Internet, is big business 'Big Brother' or does the free market protect and serve the needs of the average citizen with its invisible hand?With the simple act of swapping files, barbershop quartet...
event::tags  Documentary Feature

9:30 PM
to 10:30 PM

Can We Talk?
Location Alamo Lamar 2
eventtype  Film
event::about  Vince gets way more than he bargains for when he dumps his girlfriend. Again.Jim Owen is self-taught filmmaker because nobody at film school would have him. His films Meet Me Here and Class Of 2005 won the Straight 8 film competition in 2004 and 2005 respectively, and Charlie...
event::tags  Narrative Short

9:30 PM
to 10:30 PM

Cocoa Loco
Location Alamo Lamar 2
eventtype  Film
event::about  A repentant absentee father visits the son he abandoned and discovers that he too has left his wife and child high and dry...or so he thinks. If only things were that simple.Shaka King is a Brooklyn born and bred writer-director. His movies attempt to normalize the absurd and...
event::tags  Narrative Short

9:30 PM
to 10:30 PM

Delmer Builds A Machine
Location Alamo Lamar 2
eventtype  Film
event::about  An account of the most important event in recorded history.Landon Zakheim enjoys writing about himself in the third person.
event::tags  Narrative Short

9:30 PM
to 10:30 PM

Dwight David Honeycutt for Conway School Board
Location Alamo Lamar 2
eventtype  Film
event::about  My uncle got a little drunk and decided he wanted to run for School Board. He regretted the idea (and the footage) the next day, but I took everything we shot and made this movie. People like it enough to where he's decided he might really run now.Roland...
event::tags  Narrative Short

9:30 PM
to 10:30 PM

Eagles Are Turning People Into Horses
2 schedule::attendees
Location Alamo Lamar 2
eventtype  Film
event::about  Lyle, too scared to break up with his girlfriend honestly, enacts a scheme to convince her they MUST break up because he is on the frontlines of a vicious battle between man, beast and fowl. The first short film from online sketch comedy group BriTANicK.Brian McElhaney grew up...
event::tags  Narrative Short

9:30 PM
to 10:30 PM

Expiration
2 schedule::attendees
Location Alamo Lamar 2
eventtype  Film
event::about  A lonely man takes a huge risk when he drinks a glass of milk with the expiration date just seconds away.Mark Nickelsburgs shrewd storytelling skills are showcased as writer/director of the irresistible dark comedy EXPIRATION. He comes from a film editing background and says, 'Like editing, directing means...
event::tags  Narrative Short

9:30 PM
to 10:30 PM

Fix My Dick
Location Alamo Lamar 2
eventtype  Film
event::about  CHRISTEENE- "Fix My Dick" Music Video from the upcoming video album 'Soldier of Pleasure' Artist- CHRISTEENE Dancers: C-Baby & T-Gravel featuring DJ Jaunty "It's Goooooooood!!!!"PJ Raval is more recently known as an award winning filmmaker than he is an ex-scientist. His last film TRINIDAD can be seen on...
event::tags  Music Video

9:30 PM
to 10:30 PM

MacGruber
48 schedule::attendees
Location Paramount
eventtype  Film
event::about  Only one American hero has earned the rank of Green Beret, Navy SEAL and Army Ranger. Just one operative has been awarded 16 purple hearts, 3 Congressional Medals of Honor and 7 presidential medals of bravery. And only one guy is man enough to still sport a mullet. In 2010,...
event::tags  Narrative Feature

9:30 PM
to 10:30 PM

Not Interested
Location Alamo Lamar 2
eventtype  Film
event::about  A spaced out knife salesman makes the house call of a lifetime.D.W. Young is the writer and director of the award winning documentary A Hole in a Fence (First Run Features, December 2008). His most recent film, the short Ami Underground, is an entertaining look at the unique...
event::tags  Narrative Short

9:30 PM
to 10:30 PM

The Alleyway
2 schedule::attendees
Location Alamo Lamar 2
eventtype  Film
event::about  An old man believes that he is the only one who ever walks down an alleyway near his house. He has conceived mysterious crackpot theories on every aspect of the ordinary alleyway from why the streetlights are really there, to why the people living next to it put up fences....
event::tags  Experimental Short

9:30 PM
to 10:30 PM

The Babysitter
Location Alamo Lamar 2
eventtype  Film
event::about  An unhappily married couple comes home from a Christmas party to find their babysitter frozen in shock and their young daughter missing. They scramble to find out what happened. What they discover is more terrifying than they could have imagined.'The Babysitter' is Kristen Gray-Rockmakers third short film as...
event::tags  Narrative Short

9:30 PM
to 10:30 PM

The Parking Lot Movie
5 schedule::attendees
Location Alamo Ritz 2
eventtype  Film
event::about  The Parking Lot Movie is a documentary about a singular parking lot in Charlottesville, Virginia and the select group of Parking Lot Attendants that inhabit its microcosm. Three years in the making, this documentary is a strange rite of passage for all involved. Themes receiving daily scrutiny and detailing include...
event::tags  Documentary Feature

9:30 PM
to 10:30 PM

TUB
Location Alamo Lamar 2
eventtype  Film
event::about  Paul jerked off in the shower. Paul just impregnated his bath tub.Bobby Miller is a 2009 graduate of Columbia University's MFA Film program. Previous work includes directing a VH1 commercial, writing for The Onion, & creating the Webby-Award winning show The Best Short Films In The World for...
event::tags  Narrative Short

9:45 PM
to 10:45 PM

Cherry
7 schedule::attendees
Location Alamo Lamar 3
eventtype  Film
event::about  We meet Aaron (Kyle Gallner), a very bright but sheltered freshman as he arrives at an Ivy League college to join their elite engineering program. He encounters Linda (Laura Allen), a vivacious 34-year old former wild-child who has returned to school to straighten out her life. She becomes the first...
event::tags  Narrative Feature

9:45 PM
to 10:45 PM

Midnight Shorts
7 schedule::attendees
Location Alamo Lamar 2
eventtype  Film
event::about  Bite-sized bits for all of your sex, gore, and hilarity needs. Expiration Director: Mark Nickelsburg Can We Talk? Director: Jim Owen Fix My Dick Director: PJ Raval Not Interested Director: D.W. Young The Babysitter Director: Kristen Gray-Rockmaker Cocoa Loco Director: Shaka King 5-Second Films Director: Brian Firenzi The Alleyway Director:...
event::tags  Shorts Program

10:00 PM
to 11:00 PM

TONY
4 schedule::attendees
Location Alamo Ritz 1
eventtype  Film
event::about  Isolated, alone and socially awkward but with an underlying capability of violence, TONY is an unusual and unforgettable character brought to the screen by first time feature director Gerard Johnson. Written and directed by Johnson, this dark, brutal and bleakly amusing psychological thriller was part of the official selection for...
event::tags  Narrative Feature

11:45 PM
to 12:45 AM

Tucker and Dale vs. Evil
15 schedule::attendees
Location Alamo Ritz 2
eventtype  Film
event::about  Tucker and Dale vs. Evil is a backwoods comedy of horrific errors in which two unsuspecting buddies, Tucker and Dale, fall victim to the crazed machinations of a group of spring breakers who have mistaken them for backwoods killers! When Dale shelves his phobia of the opposite sex to rescue...
event::tags  Narrative Feature

11:59 PM
to 12:59 AM

Enter the Void
8 schedule::attendees
Location Alamo Ritz 1
eventtype  Film
event::about  Oscar and his sister Linda are recent arrivals in Tokyo. OscarÕs a small time drug dealer, and Linda works as a nightclub stripper. One night, Oscar is caught up in a police bust and shot. As he lies dying, his spirit, faithful to the promise he made his sister that...
event::tags  Narrative Feature

11:59 PM
to 12:59 AM

11:59 PM
to 12:59 AM

Serbian Film (Srpski Film)
4 schedule::attendees
Location Alamo Lamar 1
eventtype  Film
event::about  Milosh, a retired porn star, leads a normal family life with his wife Maria and six-year old son Petar in tumultuous Serbia, trying to make ends meet. A sudden call from his former colleague Layla will change everything. She introduces Milosh to Vukmir - mysterious, menacing and a politically powerful...
event::tags  Narrative Feature
 


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