Just when you thought it was safe to go back into the water – because, you know, there isn’t any – the Alamo Drafthouse’s semi-dormant Rolling Roadshow has announced the return of “Jaws on the Water,” Sun., June 27 and Sat., July 11 at Texas Ski Ranch in New Braunfels. Tickets for these events will go on sale Fri., May 22, at noon.
From tragedy, triumph. The Housecore Horror Festival, which many feared would end with the death of founder Corey Mitchell, will return for a third year. However, there's a big change: The combination horror/metal fest leaves Austin for San Antonio.
Two weeks of rain in Austin. Good for the flowers, the lakes are up, the sun is vanquished. You'd almost think it was Halloween, and that's a good thing. So it's probably a good time to take advantage of the miserable weather to look through some recent horror releases.
If we are living in a new golden age of television, part of it ends Sunday night. From The Sopranos and The Wire to Breaking Bad and Mad Men, the past decade and a half has been pivotal in transitioning television from an also-ran to in many ways the superior of its silver-screen cousin, film.
Following the successful opening-week run of Arlo & Julie in its debut last Friday, May 8, the Violet Crown Cinema has carried over Steve Mims’ Austin-made film for another week. To thank the fans, Mims & Co. are providing patrons with exclusive collectors' items from the film.
Last week, the world glimpsed insight into the life and death of Kurt Cobain, thanks to Brett Morgen’s impeccable Nirvana documentary Montage of Heck. This week brought the release of director Nickolas Rossi’s quest to shed light on another late songwriting sage, Elliott Smith. Monday night, the Alamo Ritz screened the doc’s local debut.