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The next general meeting of the Film Alliance of Austin is scheduled for Saturday, April 25, 10am-noon, at the Austin History Center (810 Guadalupe). The guest speaker will be Raul Carrera, a line producer with extensive experience in big-budget and low-budget film productions. The Film Alliance also reminds everyone that the group hosts happy hours the second Wednesday of every month, 5:30-8:30pm, at Twist (505 Neches). The next one will be on May 6...

The Cinemaker Co-op has a slew of events happening this weekend. First, they encourage everyone to come to the next-to-last monthly tour of the Seaholm Power Plant and put your heads together with local film and arts groups who are trying to re-imagine the plant as an arts center. The tour begins at 2:30pm on Friday, April, 23 at the north entrance of the power plant (West Avenue, south of Fifth/Sixth Streets). The Co-op's semi-annual garage sale is Saturday, April 25, 7:30am-1pm at 4011 Avenue F. Donations may be dropped off at that same address Thursday and Friday from 3-7pm. Questions can be answered by calling 454-3291. Also on Saturday, 2-6:30pm, there will be a workshop at the Co-op office (906 E. Fifth St., Suite 106) to watch film entries from the Fool Monty minifest, along with guest speakers. The Co-op monthly meeting is scheduled for Sunday, April 26, 7-9pm at the Co-op office. Call 236-8877 for more info...

The Show With No Name airs every Sunday night, 11:30pm, on cable channel 10. Generally, you can count on this live access show to present many curious film clips of the rare and collectible variety. Hosts Charlie Sotelo and Jake Vaughan seem to have a serious Stanley Kubrick jones going (and who besides Jennifer Jason Leigh, Tom Cruise, and Nicole Kidman doesn't?). Last month they aired Kubrick's 1951 fight documentary Day of the Fight. This Sunday, April 26, they're presenting another rarity from 1951: Kubrick's The Flying Padre, a nine-minute short about Father Fred Stadtmueller, a priest who flew around his 400-mile New Mexico parish in a Piper Cub. Kubrick acted as the film's director, cinematographer, soundman, and editor...

The Austin AIVF Salon (Association of Independent Video and Filmmakers) will present the film Flush by Houston director Randy Cole at 8pm, Wednesday, April 28, at the Ritz Lounge. The film tells two strange parallel stories and was shot on 16mm and edited on Premiere, and uses extensive digital video post-production, computer graphics, and audio manipulation to create a surrealistic landscape of anomie and desire...

Turner Classic Movies in conjunction with Time Warner Cable of Austin is sponsoring a Special Audiences Screening Series at the Criss Cole Rehabilitation Center from April 24-May 15. Making use of a Descriptive Video Service (DVS) track that audibly describes the action on the screen to the visually impaired, the series (which is only open to Criss Cole members, staff, and their guests) features The Adventures of Robin Hood, Casablanca, The Philadelphia Story, and On the Town. Call Michelle Diedrick at Time Warner/Austin for more info: 485-6231...

Just out on the newsstands this week is Texas Monthly's new May issue which focuses on the Texas film industry. There's lots of good reading within...

If the name Enrique Chediak is starting to sound awfully familiar but you can't figure out why, here's the answer: The hotshot cinematographer is currently in Austin shooting the Untitled Robert Rodriguez Project. His work can also by seen on Dobie's screens this week in the long-awaited Hurricane Streets.

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