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Cinemaker gets jiggy wit it.

"Is That a Beaulieu 3008 SX Reflex Control Multispeed in Your Pocket, or Are You Just Glad to See Me?" Dept.: I knew this day would come. Our special friends over at the Cinemaker Co-op have watched I Am Curious (Yellow) one too many times, and just as Jesse Helms and the American Family Association predicted, they've gone and got all jiggy on us. "What on earth is that strange man talking about?" I hear you say. Never ones to take things sitting down when they can take them lying down, the Cinemaker gang has announced a call for, uh, entries for their up-and-coming Overexposed: An Erotic Film Festival. As per usual, this is a 4x4 fest, meaning no more than four splices and a maximum running time of four minutes, beeyatch. Super-8 only, you nasty person, you. The deadline for submission is Friday, Aug. 17, 5pm, at the Cinemaker offices (1705 Guadalupe, #201). Admission is free for members, $5 for non-members. Entry forms are available both there and online at www.cinemaker. org. Films will be screened "in a night of pure orgiastic film pleasure" on Sunday and Monday, Sept. 2-3 at the Hideout Grindhouse (617 Congress). As always, most necessary equipment is available for rental from the Cinemaker Co-op. That's film equipment, you. Call 236-8877 for more information and, presumably, a good time. Whew. That was fun… In other, thoroughly consensual Cinemaker news, they're searching for a new technical director. Interested parties should have a working knowledge of the Super-8 film medium and the ability to operate small-gauge cameras, a spirit of cooperation in organizing and delegating activities to a small tech staff, and Sunday and Monday nights free, roughly 10 hours per week. A $200/month stipend is included to sweeten the deal. Sound interesting? Contact… Austin's femme-centric film group Reel Women will present a lecture by filmmaker, documentarian, and editor Alison White of Railyard Studios. The talk will take place at GSD&M (828 W. Sixth), Wednesday, July 18, 7:30pm. White will discuss "The Cutting Block: How Editing Can Make a Project Sing or Sink." Admission is free… The Austin Film Society has a tremendous lot of events coming up (including Quentin Tarantino's fifth annual weeklong orgy o' film at the Alamo Drafthouse Theatre Downtown, the Texas Filmmaker's Production Fund, their avant-garde series -- see p.48 for a feature and complete schedule of that program -- et al.), so this year, they're offering a truncated version of their Summer Free for All series. As you may have guessed, the Tuesday night screenings are free and open to all. They kick off this coming Tuesday, July 17 at 7pm, at the Arbor Theatre (10000 Research Blvd.), with Nagisa Oshima's Japanese new-wave masterstroke The Cruel Story of Youth. Rounding out the rest of the schedule: Alexander Sokurov's 1987 Soviet classic Mournful Indifference (July 24), Joseph Losey's Eve, starring the incomparable Jeanne Moreau (July 31), and Woman in the Dunes, the Japanese Sixties cult classic (Aug. 7). Questions? Call the AFS at 322-0145… Friday, July 13 is the grand opening night for the Alamo Drafthouse Theatre's new north location at 2700 West Anderson Lane. Go. Now… Finally, last week's notice regarding the 20% Kraftwerk collection of rare vintage 16mm film prints (including -- you guessed it -- those wacky Teutonic cut-ups Kraftwerk) to be screened Thursday, July 19, 7:30 and 10pm at the Blue Theatre was mistakenly attributed to those horndogs over at the Cinemaker Co-op, when, in fact, the event is produced by the very chaste and honorable Cinematexas International Short Film Festival. More info can be found at

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