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Austin Film Festival: Made in Texas: Blood Simple

With this first film, the Coen Brothers grabbed the national spotlight for their audacious visual stylings and the perception that the film and its makers sprang out of nowhere, fully formed. Read a full review of Blood Simple.

7PM, Texas Spirit Theater at the Bullock Texas State History Museum, 1800 N. Congress

Austin Film Society: Texas Premiere: Sin City: A Dame to Kill For

A variety of questionable characters cross paths in sexy and violent ways in this sequel to the visually striking, hard-boiled 2005 film. This premiere screening promises an intro and Q&A with Rodriguez, and special guest Steven Tyler from Aerosmith will be there. Tickets are still available, so hurry up, 'cause you don't wanna miss a thing.

7PM, Paramount Theatre, 713 Congress

Sound & Cinema: Movies on the Lawn: Close Encounters of the Third Kind

Join the Octopus project as they put their indelible spin the theme song to this classic sci-fi film.

7PM, Long Center for the Performing Arts, 701 W. Riverside

Arts

  • grayDUCK Gallery: Chimaera

    To plainly mention that Austin artist Michael Anthony Garcia of Los Outsiders "fills the gallery with site-specific installations that explore the overarching sense of duality" is to understate the force and amount of creation on display in this elegant Eastside venue. It's business as unusual up in here, people. Reception: Fri., Aug. 15, 6-10pm. Exhibition: through Sep. 14.

    grayDUCK Gallery, 2213 E. Cesar Chavez, 512/826-5334

    www.grayduckgallery.com

  • SouthPop: Man On a Mission

    The South Austin Popular Culture Center presents a fine retrospective of Ken Hoge's music posters from back in the wild, pre-digital days, promoting gigs at Antone's Home of the Blues, the Armadillo World Headquarters, Soap Creek Saloon, and more – even the Sex Pistols at Randy's Rodeo in San Antonio. Through Sept. 30.

    South Austin Popular Culture Center, 1516-B S. Lamar, 512/440-8318

    www.southpop.org

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