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Four for the Weekend

By Joe O'Connell, January 26, 2007, Screens

Brangelina is coming to Austin. First came rampant rumors that Angelina Jolie would star in Robert Rodriguez's Sin City 2 (unconfirmed rumors have Rachel Weisz taking her place in the role of Ava Lord). Now Jolie's pic A Mighty Heart, based on Mariane Pearl's account of the kidnapping and beheading of her husband, Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl, is expected to shoot for a few days later this month. Extras and featured performers are sought to play the international press corps, Pakistani hotel and kitchen staff, and news technicians. Mostly men and men of Middle Eastern descent are needed. Send your pix to Oh, and Brad Pitt is a film producer. All of this right when People magazine shuts the doors on its Austin bureau?

Reel Woman is, for the fifth consecutive year, sponsoring Lunafest, films by, for, and about women, on Jan. 28, 3pm, at the Alamo Drafthouse Downtown. The $10 tickets benefit the Breast Cancer Fund and enter you in a raffle. For more information, see

Don't miss Screen Door's best films of 2006 – find the list at – at the Austin Museum of Art (823 Congress) at 7:30pm, Jan. 26. The $5 ticket also gets you into AMOA's Radical NY! exhibit.

Greg MacGillivray's Hurricane on the Bayou, the latest IMAX movie at the Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum, opens on Saturday, Jan. 27. For showtimes, see Film Listings.

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