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Austin Film Society: Films That Were Banned: Baby Doll

A precocious 19-year-old virgin (and married woman) is the source of business tensions between two Southern men much older than she. The film was ordained obscene by the Legion of Decency.

7:30PM, The Marchesa Hall & Theatre, 6406 N. I-35

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  • Our Dinner With the Danger Gods

    The Austin Film Society and Fantastic Fest present this unique opportunity to hear from five of the fiercest stunt performers of all time. Join stunt legends Gary Kent, Chuck Bail, John "Bud" Cardos, Bobby Sargent, and Bob Ivy for a couple of hours of charbroiled meat, drinks, true stories, tall tales, and life advice – as moderated by Fantastic Fest's Zack Carlson and AFS's Lars Nilsen! Fri., Sept. 27, 8pm. $10

    The Marchesa Hall & Theatre, 6406 N. I-35, 512/454-2000

    www.austinfilm.org

  • Trouble Puppet Theatre: The Head

    Oh, here we go into the contentious depths of terra incognita: Merrily, raucously, horrifically, and with substantial flairs of humor. Trouble Puppet maestro Connor Hopkins, not content to craft compelling adaptations of classic works (Frankenstein, Riddley Walker, Macbeth, et al.), now directs his talented company to bring forth this original work: "Inside one man's head, an overworked Mechanic struggles with faulty machinery and the head's other residents, the Personal Demons, to navigate through the day … when those Demons climb out of the shadows of the Limbic Lobe, all hell breaks loose inside and outside the Head." Bonus: Music by Justin Sherburn, lighting by Megan Reilly, sound design by K. Eliot Haynes, and costume design by Monica Gibson. [Note: This ain't a kiddie show; keep your children away, unless you want them asking, "Mommy, why do these fuckin' puppets curse so much?"] Sept. 26-Oct. 12. Thu.-Sat., 8pm. Thu., Sept. 26 - Sat., Oct. 12, (2013), $10-20

    Salvage Vanguard Theater, 2803 Manor Rd., 512/474-7886

    www.troublepuppet.com

  • Laurie Anderson: Collaboration

    The legendary performance artist and musician discusses artistic collaborations, including her work with digital media artist Liubo Borissov, with whom she developed a new software language, ERST, used in her Landfall collaboration with Kronos Quartet. Moderated by Bruce Pennycook and – mirabile dictu!Kirk Lynn. Thu., Sept. 26, 3:30pm (2013)

    Bates Recital Hall, 27 E. Campus Dr., 512/471-1444

    texasperformingarts.org/venues/bates

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