Not rated, 87 min. Directed by Ben Knight and Travis Rummel.
Patagonia Austin: This doc presents a dynamic perspective on Man's attempt to harness and control the power of water at the expense of nature.
7PM Patagonia, 316 Congress
Experimental Response Cinema: A protégé of Stan Brakhage, Sharits' work helped usher in the structural film movement of the Sixties. Among the films shown here is the influential "Ray Gun Virus."
8PM Farewell Books, 913 E. Cesar Chavez, 512/473-2665
Not rated, 92 min. Directed by Spencer McCall.
The Contemporary Austin and Alamo Rolling Roadshow: Fusing elements of counterculture, religious movements, and street art, this film invites viewers into the world of the Jejeune Institute. Is this the real life?
Blue Starlite Drive-In: X Games Double Feature: Burton's comedy masterpiece is followed by the Eighties skater flick staring Christian Slater.
9PM Austin Studios, 1901 E. 51st, 512/322-0145
1800 Congress, 512/936-4629
Not rated, 40 min. Directed by Pascal Vuong. Narrated by Tom Brokaw.
Tom Brokaw narrates this film about the largest Allied operation of World War II.
Not rated, 39 min. Directed by Scott Swofford. Narrated by Colby Donaldson.
Texas is shown to be a land broad enough to produce everything from grapefruit to microchips.
Not rated, 45 min. Directed by David Clark. Narrated by Christopher Plummer.
Computer-generated imagery brings to life this mysterious era of the Ice Age.
Not rated, 40 min. Directed by Howard Hall.
The impact of global warming is examined in the waters of Southern Australia, New Guinea, and elsewhere in the Indo-Pacific region. For ticket prices, call 936-IMAX or 936-TSHM or see www.thestoryoftexas.com
Now in its third season (as it were), this fest celebrates all your favorite TV shows with panels, screenings, and a pitch competition to boot. Back this year is a tailgate screening party of Friday Night Lights at Hotel San Jose with cast members in attendance. Cast and creatives from Archer, Justified, Orphan Black, and Orange Is the New Black will also be on hand. For a full schedule, visit www.atxfestival.com.