George Hickenlooper's Last Picture Show

'Casino Jack' opens in Austin

George Hickenlooper's Last Picture Show
Photo by John Anderson

Casino Jack opens in Austin this weekend with a tragic coda; director George Hickenlooper died in late October two days after he screened his film at the Austin Film Festival. The Chronicle's Marjorie Baumgarten spoke with Hickenlooper at the Paramount Theatre shortly before the local premiere of his biopic about superlobbyist Jack Abramoff; you can read the interview at the Picture in Picture blog at austinchronicle.com/pip.


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