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Thursday Night: 'Mess With Texas' & Texas Filmmakers Showcase 2012

By Marc Savlov, September 5, 2012, 6:54am, Picture in Picture

There's two excellent, Texas-based film events going on tomorrow evening, and you'd be remiss to not at least hit one of them, since they're both likely to be, in a word, amazing.

First up is the tantalizing-sounding AMOA-Arthouse's Mess With Texas program, described as "a collection of new video works incorporating old films from the Texas Archive of the Moving Image (TAMI) at the Jones Center at 7 pm."

The event is co-presented with the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, the Aurora Picture Show, and TAMI, the collection features the work of Kelly Sears, Alex Luster, Mark and Angela Walley, Scott Stark, and Alec Jhangiani.

Also on your slate for Thursday night is the annual Texas Filmmakers Showcase 2012, curated by the Houston Film Commission and scheduled for two screenings, 7 and 9 pm, at the Austin Film Society's screening room at 1901 E. 51st St.

Seven Texan shorts are crammed into 95 minutes of awesomeness, among them Timothy Edwards Cinnamon, Kelly Sears fantastic Once It Started It Could Not Have Been Otherwise, Will Shipley's Mentiroso, and Micah Robert Barber's Into the South.

Both events are highly recommended to anyone wishing to delve deeper into Texas's contemporary short and experimental film output.

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