Bob Byington New to New York, Old Hat in Austin

Austinite Bob Byington premieres 'Harmony and Me' at Lincoln Center's New Directors/New Films showcase

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Bob Byington (photo by Sandy Carson)

The title of the Lincoln Center's New Directors/New Films prestigious annual series is perhaps misleading. New to them, maybe: We've already known about Bob Byington for years. His new film, Harmony and Me, which was shot locally and stars Bishop Allen frontman Justin Rice, was announced yesterday as part of this year's slate (an honor, we presume, which runs a very close second to winning the Austin Chronicle Short Story Contest, which Bob did back in 2005.)

The Museum of Modern Art Film Society's New Directors/New Films 2009 series runs March 25 through April 5.

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