Anyone who daydreams of having their face on the silver screen, take note.
Austin film director Rick Linklater (Before Sunrise, Dazed and
Confused, Slacker) is embarking on a new project, to be filmed in
the Austin area, and he's especially interested in filling it with "interesting
faces" of local folks. The picture, titled The Newton Boys, concerns a
crew of Lone Star bank robbers in the 1920s. Linklater is looking for people of
all ages and ethnicities to realistically portray folks who lived in certain
parts of the U.S. in the early 20th century. Here's a bonus: No acting
experience necessary. Interested parties should send a mug shot
(non-returnable) and pertinent personal info to: Lizzie Martínez, 504 W.
24th St., #430, Austin, TX 78705.
Looking for Characters
Austin's most exciting theatrical fiesta is back again, bigger and better than
ever. FronteraFest, Frontera@Hyde Park's annual jam of short performance
pieces, has more than 200 artists taking part this year, serving up over 40
works. In addition to the usual adventurous efforts by a strong array of local
actors, writers, and dancers, FronteraFest '96 will feature special weekend
appearances by out-of-town guests, including San Francisco playwright Erik Ehn,
Dallas director/actor Raphael Perry, and Seattle's "Best Solo Artist of 1995"
Kristen Kosmas. To get a head start on the proceedings, check out the Fest
Benefit and Kick-Off Party, Saturday, January 16, at QuackUp's, 2120 Guadalupe,
above Quackenbush's. There will be food, music, entertainment, and a silent
auction, but best of all, you can get the scoop on the really "can't-miss"
nights for the upcoming month. Tickets are on a sliding scale: $5-$50. For
tickets, call Hyde Park Theatre, 452-6688.
FronteraFest Kicks Off
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