Kevin Smith at opening night of Fantastic Fest (by Marjorie Baumgarten)
Leave it to the inimitable Kevin Smith to slip the word, if not an actual skin flick, into the grand lady of Austin theatrical venues: the Paramount Theatre. A screening of his new film Zack and Miri Make a Porno was the opening film at the fourth annual Fantastic Fest. Smith's simultaneously sweet and unsavory new comedy stars box-office king Seth Rogen and delightful Elizabeth Banks (who is soon to appear as Laura Bush in Oliver Stone's W.
at next month's Austin Film Festival, where her film will appear in yet another opening-night slot). Following the screening, Smith was joined onstage by his producer and "best friend," Scott Mosier for a freewheeling Q&A. They were only shooed from the stage to make way for Fantastic Fest's next event: the world finals of the Air Sex Championships.
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