Austin Film Society: Austin Premiere: After accidentally killing a man during a drunken joyride, the driver (Haden Church) hides the body and flees to the deep wilderness in hopes of outrunning both the authorities and his own conscience. Thomas Haden Church and director Emanuel Hoss-Desmarais will be in attendance for a Q&A.
Rated R, 154 min. Directed by Quentin Tarantino. Starring John Travolta, Samuel L. Jackson, Uma Thurman, Harvey Keitel, Ving Rhames, Tim Roth, Amanda Plummer, Maria De Medeiros, Eric Stoltz, Rosanna Arquette, Christopher Walken and Bruce Willis.
Blue Starlite Drive-In: Tarantino's second feature film lights up the screen with the same blazing torch that it carries for the idea of the movies. Though the story is soaked in the stench of criminal echelons, Pulp Fiction is also marked by its humor, its color, its dialogue, narrative strategies, and its characters. With this project, Tarantino presents himself as one of the smartest storytellers around. Read a full review of Pulp Fiction.
First Friday Film Series: This documentary about the onset of the Syrian revolution against the Assad regime will be followed by a discussion with various speakers about what has happened in Syria since the filming. free
This year's edition of this five-day festival in nearby Fredericksburg showcases nine feature films and 86 shorts from around the world. Panel discussions, awards, free screenings, and parties are also on the extensive schedule. For the complete lineup, see www.hillcountryff.com and our preview in "Have Car, Will Travel for Film," April 25.
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