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If you've been wondering what happened to ACAC's public access film program The Show With No Name, that's because it has been re-slotted from its usual running time on Sundays at 11pm to Sundays at 10pm. What ACAC neglected to tell anyone, much to the consternation of host Charlie Sotelo, is that the show has also been moved from channel 10 to channel 16. The Show With No Name is one of the best offerings on local public access, chock-full o' impossible-to-find shorts (the Star Wars spoof Troops is a good example), documentaries, and wonderful oddities you're not likely to find anywhere else. So now that we know when and where to tune in, check out this week's program that includes a vintage SNL appearance by Andy Kaufman and "Bill Hicks saying funny things"... A call for entries for San Antonio-based Cinefestival 2000 has come in. As the longest running Chicano/Latino film and video festival in the country, they're actively seeking film and video works by, for, or about the international Latino experience. The fest will be taking place at San Antonio's historic Guadalupe Theater, Jan. 19-30, and is looking for works in the narrative, documentary, experimental, and first work/emerging artist categories. The in-house due date for submissions is Oct. 27 (that's next Wednesday, folks), so if you haven't hit pre-production yet, you'd better go score some midnight oil and get to burning. Entry fees are $25 for non-students/$10 for students. For additional information, call Ray Santisteban at 210/271-3151, ext. 32, or check out their web site at ... Local femme film group Reel Women is presenting a free outdoor screening of Reel Women's Shorts featuring "Deal of Fortune," on Sat., Oct. 23, 8:30pm at my personal favorite java joint, Café Mundi (1707 E. Sixth). Those interested in participating in the screening need to bring a video copy of their work and a Reel Women membership card, preferably their own. So if you have the reel, you're of either gender, and you'd like to screen, we'd suggest contacting Dedra Murchison at 933-1075 for more information on how to join up ... Wed., Oct. 27, 6pm, the Film Alliance of Austin will host its monthly meeting featuring Melissa Puch de Fripp of WRS Motion Picture and Video Laboratory... It's October, and though the weather has become only slightly less blistering, All Hallow's Eve is almost upon us with a complementary run of filmic nightmares set to screen in the next two weeks (and no, I'm not talking about Bats). First up is the highly recommended Austin Film Society screening of James Whale's 1932 classic The Old Dark House starring Boris Karloff and Gloria Stuart, Wed., Oct. 27, 9:30pm at the Alamo Drafthouse. The very next night, the Alamo kicks off its First Annual Lucio Fulci Halloween Horror Festival celebrating the late Italian director's crimson body of work. With live performances by the Flametrick Subs and Satan's Cheerleaders, the event will feature the films Cat in the Brain, Zombie, The Beyond, and that all-time classic of regurgitory exsanguination, The Gates of Hell. Since this is the Alamo, expect to encounter "real" zombies roaming the theatre, off-putting dinner specials, and thick, red beers. Or something like that. "Quality" barf bags will be distributed as well, for those of you new to the goo. Call 476-1320 for $25 advance tix and more info.

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