This week: Burnt Orange, Blood Shots, and 'Slacker'; plus, Travis the Dancin' Fool
Bob Dobbs Will Be There: Rouse yourself from you torpor and head over to Waterloo Records and Video this Friday, Sept. 24, at 5pm, where Austin director Richard Linklater will be signing copies of the new Criterion Collection release of "the only film that matters" (to paraphrase the Clash), Slacker. Hyperbole aside, it's by far one of Criterion's most comprehensive and design-savvy releases (courtesy of Marc English Design), and c'mon, where else are you not going to learn how to plow and cadge a free beer at the same time?
All good things must come to an end, even ones with no name. Austin Community Access' beloved The Show With No Name airs its very last episode, number 280, this Sunday, Sept. 26, 10pm, on Time Warner Cable Channel 10. Host Charlie Sotelo and his trusted aide-de-camp Cinco were, as we all now know, played by Clayton Moore and Jay Silverheels, respectively, and on this final show, viewers can catch footage of Jim Henson on The Orson Welles Show and Ed McMahon three sheets to the wind on The Tonight Show, among other gems. Says Sotelo, "We were an extremely on-and-off show, having taken six months off at one point and then 10 at another, but all told we've been doing this since 1996, and it's the end of the season and we've been going too long already. It's time to end it."
AMN SFS Returns: The Austin Music Network's Student Film Showcase returns to the air with a marathon 11-episode tsunami o' hits this Sunday, Sept. 26, beginning at 6pm on Time Warner Cable Channel 15. Season two of the popular series, which showcases, um, student films, kicks off Sunday, Oct. 3, although producer Juan Garcia says details are sketchy pending AMN's transitional period. If all goes according to plan, they should be airing at 8pm on AMN. Check out www.austinmusicnetwork.org/sfs for more info.