11:00 AM
to 12:30 PM

American Boy
11 schedule::attendees
Location Alamo Lamar 3
About  Scorsese and friends are entertained by Steven Prince's stories about his middle-class Jewish childhood, his experience with drugs and guns, and his relationship with his father.

11:00 AM
to 11:52 AM

American Prince
10 schedule::attendees
Location Alamo Lamar 3
About  In 1978, Director, Martin Scorsese turned his cameras on his friend, Steven Prince. Best known for his role as the gun salesman in Taxi Driver, Steven was a true-life raconteur, an actor, an ex-drug addict, and road manager for Neil Diamond, Steven's life was to Scorsese more fascinating than what any screenwriter could dream up. The documentary that emerged, "American Boy"was to become one of Scorsese most compelling, but often overlooked projects.
Now three decades later and in a new setting, Steven Prince recounts his days since American Boy and tells why he turned his back on the entertainment industry. Still, as he composes his latest chapter, his ability to grip an audience remains. From placating construction boss to rock-star-girlfriend pacifier; concrete bunker builder to Cannes festival guest, Steven, the American Boy, extends the epic, as the American Prince.
American Boy will be screened immediately following American Prince.

11:00 AM
to 12:12 PM

Letters to the President
16 schedule::attendees
Location Alamo Ritz 1
About  Exclusive access film about President Ahmadinejad of Iran, and what life is like under his regime. The film takes as its narrative thread the letters that supposedly ten million Iranians have written to the President.

11:00 AM
to 12:34 PM

Over the Hills and Far Away
14 schedule::attendees
Location Paramount
About  Over the Hills and Far Away is a film about one family's struggle to find answers to their son's autism. Shot over the course of two years, this film follows the Isaacson family as they journey on horseback across Mongolia from healer to healer, and the amazing healings they found for their son, and for themselves. An inspiration to think outside the box, a travel adventure, an insight into shamanic traditions, the autistic mind, and man's relationship with animals; at its heart, Over the Hills and Far Away is a film about a family that went to the edge of the earth to find a way into their son's life.

11:30 AM
to 12:55 PM

New World Order
32 schedule::attendees
Location Austin Convention Ctr
About  New World Order is a documentary about conspiracy theorists. The film is a behind the scenes look at the underground anti-globalist movement. This growing movement targets the annual Bilderberg conference, and the 9/11 attacks as focal points in the alleged global conspiracy.
Alex Jones, a celebrity radio host, and underground cult hero, is the main character of the film. The film chronicles Alex (of Waking Life and A Scanner Darkly), and four other conspiracy theorists, on their ceaseless quests to expose the 'massive global conspiracy' that they believe threatens the future of humanity.

12:00 PM
to 1:30 PM

Gaza Sderot
10 schedule::attendees
Location Hideout
About  Gaza Sderot, life in spite of everything
Gaza (Palestine) and Sderot (Israel): Report on the life of men, women and children in two cities on the Israeli Palestinian border. Tell about the reality on both sides. Despite of many dangers, air bombings and rocket attacks, those people never stop working, loving, and dreaming. Life despite of everything.
During two months short videos (2 minutes each) on Gaza and Sderot. Every day, and only on the Internet, one video from Palestine, the other one from Israel. One without the other only would show part of the reality.
This program was broadcasted daily on the Internet from the 26th of October to the 23th of december 2008. (40 episodes - 80 videos).

1:30 PM
to 3:02 PM

Severe Clear
7 schedule::attendees
Location Alamo Lamar 2
About  Severe Clear is based on the memoir by First Lieutenant Mike Scotti as well as video footage shot by him and other members of 1st Battalion, 4th Marines on the outset of the 2003 invasion of Iraqi. Through their cameras we see the raw sounds of war, capturing the harrowing three hundred mile charge to Baghdad through hostile enemy territory. The footage used to create Severe Clear was never shot for the purpose of making a movie. In this digital age of embedded reporters, the film truly strips the barriers between audience and soldier, personalizing the fear, moral conundrum and adrenaline rush of life on the battlefield. Severe Clear offers an unflinching look at the uncertainty, disorder and chaos of war from the remarkable perspective of one Marine.

1:30 PM
to 3:03 PM

Splinterheads
24 schedule::attendees
Location Paramount
About  For Justin Frost, a typical day is rolling out of bed at one, practicing improvised karate, and mowing grass for his best friend's landscaping business. But when a traveling carnival lands in his small town, Justin falls for a sexy con-artist and wakes up to the life he has yet to begin living

1:30 PM
to 2:59 PM

Sweethearts of the Prison Rodeo
24 schedule::attendees
Location Alamo Ritz 1
About  In Sweethearts of the Prison Rodeo, filmmaker Bradley Beesley visits and explores an oddball American phenomenon: that of the prison rodeo. He journeys with his cameras to Oklahoma State Prison - the only remaining U.S. prison rodeo that is actually located on penitentiary grounds - and watches, cameras rolling, as ill-prepared male and female convicts risk their lives for the promise of cash and a brief spotlight.

2:00 PM
to 3:01 PM

It was great, but I was ready to come home.
14 schedule::attendees
Location Alamo Lamar 3
About  'It was great, but I was ready to come home.' follows best friends Cam and Annie as they navigate their way through the mountains and coastal towns of Costa Rica, looking for old comforts amidst new experiences. By turns tender and critical in its approach to its characters, Kris Swanberg's debut feature is an intimate and introspective look at the ebb and flow of female friendship.

2:00 PM
to 3:30 PM

Journey To The End Of Coal
4 schedule::attendees
Location Hideout
About  Journey To The End Of Coal is a web-documentary that lets you investigate the world of Chinese coal miners who risk their lives in state-owned and private coal plants.
At your own pace and will, you can get the story first hand from the locals if you manage to avoid the "friendly" officials who want to send you back to Beijing...

2:00 PM
to 3:16 PM

Objectified
118 schedule::attendees
Location Austin Convention Ctr
About  Objectified is a feature-length independent documentary about industrial design. It's a look at the creativity at work behind everything from toothbrushes to tech gadgets. It's about the people who re-examine, re-evaluate and re-invent our manufactured environment on a daily basis. It's about personal expression, identity, consumerism, and sustainability. It's about our relationship to mass-produced objects and, by extension, the people who design them.
Through vérité footage and in-depth conversations, the film documents the creative processes of some of the world's most influential designers, and looks at how the things they make impact our lives. What can we learn about who we are, and who we want to be, from the objects with which we surround ourselves?

4:00 PM
to 5:30 PM

A Vida Politica
3 schedule::attendees
Location Hideout
About  In the struggle for your rights can hair be a weapon?
A Vida Politica is about Negra Jho, a larger than life activist from Salvador, Brazil. Her form of activism is hairdressing, and she uses it to engage and empower her many clients and admirers.

4:00 PM
to 5:30 PM

Bitch Academy
14 schedule::attendees
Location Hideout
About  Young women in St. Petersburg are going to school again. They want to learn how to seduce, marry and control men. They want to learn how to be a successful bitch. Bitch academy/ Vixen Academy is a tragicomic documentary of the early Russian capitalism, which determines in an atmosphere of fear and hope, the dreams and intimacies of it's young generations.
Social relationships in Russian society have changed a great deal in recent years. In this turbulent period, the country's own conception of its women has come under great pressure, and this has major consequences for how men and women get along with each other. What is expected of you as a young woman these days? And even more importantly, how can you make sure to appeal to the contemporary, successful Russian man? The answer to these questions is the Bitch Academy, a training school for the modern-day gold digger.The male course instructor employs unorthodox methods. Boosted by his advice, exercises and role play, a striking game unfolds between him and his female students. In an atmosphere of sexism and abuse of power, a world of lust and temptation is created in which there's only room for the most ruthless seductress. The students emulate that image, but behind their sexy masks lurks a world of great uncertainty and sorrow.Filmmaker Alina Rudnitskaya only observes. Together with her crew, she snakes her way around the tiny classroom and films a shocking portrait of a society adrift.

4:00 PM
to 5:30 PM

Children of the Eclipse
2 schedule::attendees
Location Hideout
About  In February 2008, hundreds of children and their families converge on Queens Hospital in Jessore. They come from all over Bangladesh, but these children have one thing in common -- they each suffer from disfiguring cleft lips and palates. For the duration of a five day 'camp,' local plastic surgeons operate on the children in an effort to mend their lips and speech habits. But Bangladeshis are not accustomed to hospitals -- the pressure can be too much for the waiting parents.

4:00 PM
to 5:30 PM

Forty Men for the Yukon
4 schedule::attendees
Location Hideout
About  German-born Frank Erl, a 75 year-old gold miner and English-born Geordie Dobson, an 82 year-old saloon owner live isolated in the outskirts of the Yukon Territory, Canada. Surviving tragedies, war, divorce and the construction of a 38,000 beer-bottle house, they now face the universal decision of how to move forward in life.
In keeping with the character and mood of the northern Yukon, FORTY MEN FOR THE YUKON is a patient and observational look at two men who have spent their lives moving at their own pace and exploring where their interests take them.

4:00 PM
to 5:25 PM

Four Boxes
18 schedule::attendees
Location Paramount
About  Trevor Grainger, Amber Croft and Rob Rankrus run Go Time Liquidators Ð an ambulance-chasing eBay auction business. In a dead man's destroyed suburban house they start watching a bookmarked surveillance-cam website called fourboxes.tv. If fourboxes.tv isn't just more internet BS, then a crazed creep they call Havoc is building enough bombs to, like, kill everybody.

4:00 PM
to 5:30 PM

Home
3 schedule::attendees
Location Hideout
About  What drives our fascination with the ownership of bricks and mortar? The film explores ideas of home through the voice of Joe McGarry, Director of Homeless charity Arlington House in Camden. In his poetic monologue he reflects on his life of transience as a homeless person and his search for the meaning of 'home'. His mantra offers a philosophical perspective in the idea that 'Homelessness' and the 'home' lie within us, rather than in our material wealth or through our physical possessions.

4:00 PM
to 5:30 PM

King of Laughter
4 schedule::attendees
Location Hideout
About  In the 1950s people laughed 18 minutes a day on average, now the average is 6 minutes. Belachew Girma is determined to try and turn this round. Belachew currently holds the world record for the longest laugh, ninety solid minutes without stopping. He believes that he can speared his message of positivity to anyone he meets. 'King of laughter' tests his theory by sending Belachew on a laughter journey through Britain's saddest town.

4:00 PM
to 5:30 PM

Lies
4 schedule::attendees
Location Hideout
About  Three perfectly true stories about lying.

4:00 PM
to 5:30 PM

MINE
9 schedule::attendees
Location Alamo Lamar 2
About  MINE is a feature-length, independent documentary about the essential bond between humans and animals, set against the backdrop of one of the worst natural disasters in modern U.S. history: Hurricane Katrina. This gripping, character-driven story follows New Orleans residents as they attempt the daunting task of trying to reunite with their pets who have been adopted by families all over the country, and chronicles the custody battles that arise when two families love the same pet. Who determines the fate of the animals - and the people - involved? A compelling meditation on race, class and the power of compassion, MINE examines how we treat animals as an extension of how we view and treat each other.

4:00 PM
to 5:30 PM

Pockets
4 schedule::attendees
Location Hideout
About  This short documentary explores the common pocket. It is a universal part of our everyday lives. We all keep items in our pockets to take them from point A to point B, to keep them safe, to keep them close by for ease of use, to give us good luck, to remind us something. What lies within our pockets often reveals more about us than we would expect. It is an insight into our personality, personal lives and social background.

4:00 PM
to 5:20 PM

SXGlobal Shorts
13 schedule::attendees
Location Hideout
About  'King of Laughter', UK, directed by Nick Hillel, In the 1950's people laughed an average 18 minutes a day, now the average is 6 minutes. World Laughter Master Belachew Girma from Ethiopia believes he can turn this around in Britain's saddest town, Walsall.

'Lies', Sweden, directed by Jonas Odell. Three perfectly true stories about lying.

'A Vida Politica', Brazil, directed by Katrina Mansoor. Negra Jho is a larger than life activist from Salvador, Brazil. Her form of activism is hairdressing, and she uses it to engage and empower her many clients and admirers.

'Children of the Eclipse', Australia, directed by Zane Lovitt. In February 2008, hundreds of children and their families converge on a hospital in Bangladesh. They each suffer from disfiguring cleft lips and palates. For the duration of a five day camp, local plastic surgeons operate on the children in an effort to mend their lips and speech habits.

'Home', UK, directed by Chris Allen. What is the true meaning of 'home' in the 21st Century?

'Forty Men for the Yukon', Canada, directed by Tony Massil. A patient and observational look at two men who have spent their lives moving at their own pace and exploring where their interests take them.

'Pockets', UK, directed by James Lees. What do the contents of your pockets say about you?

'Bitch Academy', Russia, directed by Alina Rudnitskay. Young women in St. Petersburg are going to school again. They want to learn how to seduce, marry and control men. Bitch academy/ Vixen Academy is a tragicomic documentary of early Russian capitalism, which proliferates in an atmosphere of fear and hope, the dreams and intimacies of its young generations.

4:00 PM
to 5:49 PM

That Evening Sun
11 schedule::attendees
Location Alamo Lamar 3
About  Abner Meecham, an aging Tennessee farmer discarded to a nursing facility by his lawyer son, flees the old folks' home and catches a ride back to his country farm to live out his days in peace. Upon his return, he discovers that his son has leased the farm to Abner's old enemy and his white trash family. Not one to suffer fools or go down easy, Abner moves into the old tenant shack on the property and declares that he won't leave until the farm is returned to his possession. But Lonzo Choat, the new tenant, has no intention to move out or give in to the old man's demands.
This sets up a ruthless grudge match between Abner and Choat, each man right in his own eyes, each too stubborn to give an inch. Angered by his son's betrayal, and haunted by recurring dreams of his long-dead wife, Abner sets about his own path toward reclaiming his life. Lines are drawn, threats are made, and the simmering tension under the Southern sun erupts, inevitably, into savagery.

4:00 PM
to 5:38 PM

Wake Up
18 schedule::attendees
Location Alamo Ritz 1
About  One day four years ago Jonas Elrod woke up with the inexplicable ability tosee and hear angels, demons, auras and ghosts. The documentary WAKE UPfollows his journey across the country and overseas for the next three yearsto find out why.

4:30 PM
to 4:37 PM

Alexander Family Farm
3 schedule::attendees
Location Alamo Lamar 1
About  Kim Alexander lives as close to the city as you can get and still be country. The furthest an egg travels from his farm is 30 miles, a distance unheard of in our global food economy. Though a staple in American diets, the origins of our eggs can be a mystery.

4:30 PM
to 4:36 PM

Casimiro
3 schedule::attendees
Location Alamo Lamar 1
About  Casimiro is the story of an illegal immigrant living in central Texas. As we follow him throughout his daily routine we realize the difficulties, both physical and emotional he is forced to confront. Casimiro begins his day trying to write an encouraging and positive letter to his family back in his homeland. As the day progresses, we can experience that the American dream Casimiro was after has resulted in a much more difficult journey, one which he has to overcome alone. His solitude and inability to adapt to a strange world ultimately create a distance between Casimiro and his family, one that goes beyond the physical boundaries of countries and cultures.

4:30 PM
to 4:38 PM

Coffee
2 schedule::attendees
Location Alamo Lamar 1
About  COFFEE is about Sara, a woman whose relationship has fallen apart. She is waking up on this particular morning to a disheveled house, half packed in boxes. Going about her morning in a daze, Sara allows innocuous little things to affect her. When it's time for a sincere reaction to her surroundings, she simply feels numb. Coffee might help.

4:30 PM
to 6:00 PM

Entre Lineas (Between the Lines)
2 schedule::attendees
Location Alamo Lamar 1
About  "Entre Lineas" is a story about two friends that live on different sides of the Mexican-American border. As we follow Caroline and Ricardo we get a close look at the lifestyle of Mexican and Mexican-Americans and the universal struggle to maintain and find our own identities in a multicultural society.

4:30 PM
to 6:00 PM

Jack & Holly
1 schedule::attendees
Location Alamo Lamar 1
About  Jack and Holly are a young couple who struggle as hard economic times put pressure on their relationship.

4:30 PM
to 4:42 PM

Love, Sadie
2 schedule::attendees
Location Alamo Lamar 1
About  Sadie and her high-school friends struggle to escape the banality of everyday life through the intimate exchange of handwritten notes.

4:30 PM
to 6:06 PM

Texas Shorts
11 schedule::attendees
Location Alamo Lamar 1
About  'Jack & Holly', directed by Robbie Bourland. A young husband has lost his job and is reluctant to lean on his wife for emotion and finical support.

'Casimiro', directed by Sergio Rabczuk. The story of an illegal immigrant as captured in a letter he writes to his family.

'Alexander Family Farm', directed by Keeley Steenson. Kim Alexander, a chicken farmer, lives in the outskirts of the city of Austin, about as close to the city you can get and still be country. This documentary takes a look at the technical aspects of egg and chicken farming, and Kim's philosophical approach of returning to the land as a way of life.

'Love Sadie', directed by Naiti Gamez. Sadie and her high-school friends struggle to escape the banality of everyday life. Her friends search for approval, and answers about life, from Sadie, the one confidant who can't articulate her own reality.

'Tough Love', directed by Thomas Hackett. A look at the devotion and affection that young men and seek and express through the rituals of boxing.

'Ventilo', directed by Jerin Crandel. An alternate universe where dance replaces language and acceptance means everything.

'Uprush', directed by Kim Hall. When a girl must decide between her best friend and her family, she chooses neither.

'Coffee', directed by Vicky Wight.

'Entre Lineas' (In Between Lines), directed by Maru Buendia-Senties. a story about two friends that live on different sides of the Mexican-American border. As we follow Caroline and Ricardo we get a close look at the lifestyle of Mexican and Mexican-Americans and the universal struggle to maintain and find our own identities in a multicultural society.

4:30 PM
to 4:44 PM

Tough Love
3 schedule::attendees
Location Alamo Lamar 1
About  'Tough Love' is ostensibly about boxing. Really, though, it's about boys and men looking for love and affection through time-honored rituals. Instead of teaching violence and aggression, the sport shows young men nurturing and tenderness, as each generation passes along its knowledge and appreciation of the sport to the next.

4:30 PM
to 4:38 PM

Uprush
1 schedule::attendees
Location Alamo Lamar 1
About  On the brink of adulthood, swimming can seem like the most dangerous thing in the world.

4:30 PM
to 4:35 PM

Ventilo
2 schedule::attendees
Location Alamo Lamar 1
About  A drama about a young woman's journey through a fantasy world of feather fans and beauty. She soon discovers that life is not an open door. There are many ways to fail and only one way through. Acceptance, rejection, fear, and courage all have their place in Ventilo.

4:30 PM
to 6:00 PM

We Live in Public
38 schedule::attendees
Location Austin Convention Ctr
About  On the 40th anniversary of the Internet, WE LIVE IN PUBLIC tells the story of the effect the web is having on our society as seen through the eyes of 'the greatest Internet pioneer you've never heard of', visionary Josh Harris. Award-winning director, Ondi Timoner ('DIG!'), documented his tumultuous life for more than a decade, to create a riveting, cautionary tale of what to expect as the virtual world inevitably takes control of our lives. Josh Harris, often called the 'Warhol of the Web' through the infamous dot.com boom of the 1990's, founded Pseudo.com, the first Internet television network and created his vision of the future, an underground bunker in NYC where 100 people lived together on camera for 30 days over the millennium.

5:00 PM
to 6:12 PM

Pulling John
19 schedule::attendees
Location Alamo Ritz 2
About  'Pulling John' is the universal story of a champion, who after 25 years of success is now burdened with the inevitable transformation of aging. John Brzenk, the legendary armwrestler, who works as an airline mechanic by day must decide whether to leave the sport he was raised on or wait to be defeated by 2 up and coming titans. Voevoda from Russia, Bagent from West Virginia and Yoshi from Tokyo are the colorful characters who have been raised on the legend of John Brzenk. These men define themselves by not becoming champions but by defeating the legend that is known as Brzenk. In a philosophical and thrilling ride, 'Pulling John' culminates at the Zloty Tur Championship in Warsaw, where Bagent and Voevoda have the chance of their life, to dethrone the conflicted Brzenk.

6:30 PM
to 8:00 PM

The Hurt Locker
34 schedule::attendees
Location Paramount
About  Forced to play a dangerous game of cat-and-mouse in the chaos of war, an elite Army bomb squad unit must come together in a city where everyone is a potential enemy and every object could be a deadly bomb.

6:30 PM
to 7:36 PM

The Last Beekeeper
25 schedule::attendees
Location Alamo Lamar 2
About  'Have you ever seen a lazy bee?' asks beekeeper Jim Robertson. Bees have worked tirelessly for man for centuries. But now they are vanishing. Wrangling with the enormity of this loss, 'The Last Beekeeper' follows the lives of three commercial beekeepers (form South carolina, Montana, and Washington) over the course of one year as they struggle with Colony Collapse Disorder. As they all take their bees to California's enormous annual almond pollination (an event so large it requires the presence of the majority of bees in the US) it becomes painfully and poignantly clear the bind that they are in. 'If all the bees die, what do you have to live for?' asks Matt Hutchens . It's not just a question for the beekeepers, it's a question for all of us.

6:30 PM
to 7:53 PM

Trust Us, This Is All Made Up
31 schedule::attendees
Location Alamo Ritz 1
About  Described by the New York Times as "Second City-seasoned masters of long form improv", Tj Jagodowski and David Pasquesi have become living legends in their field. Their performances of entirely improvised, character-driven, often hilarious and wholly original one-hour plays have mesmerized audiences worldwide. Exploring the folds of faith that underlie their relationship and the transcendental forces that govern their improvisation, TRUST US, THIS IS ALL MADE UP features an unforgettable live performance recorded at New York's Barrow Street Theater. Whether you're a student of improvisation or simply interested in the underpinnings of human imagination and the depths of mutual understanding, this journey will leave you laughing, guessing, and in awe of this altogether remarkable feat.

7:00 PM
to 8:29 PM

Eggshells
17 schedule::attendees
Location Alamo Lamar 3
About  Eggshells, an American Freak Illumination Time & Space Fantasy of the exploding Austin inevitable. A crypto embryonic hyper-electric presence duels with itself as Vince Sobrosek goes to the bathroom yelling "listen to yellow dog, goddamn yellow dog!" while the uninvited dinner guests make love to the ghosts of Don Levy and Nic Roeg in a threesome with Carlos Casteneda in a bedroom that paints itself on its way to a wedding and your girlfriend and her lover dance out of the hemoglobin balloon forest as the writer-man takes an axe to the windshield and runs home naked to make love to the girl he loves for her breasts and they all grab seats under the transmogrifying hair dryers as Vince proclaims, "Ye shall know the truth and the truth will make you free." BYO

7:00 PM
to 8:30 PM

The Promised Land
11 schedule::attendees
Location Alamo Lamar 1
About  The Promised Land is a film that takes you to the heart of Louisiana's musical phenomenon - Swamp Pop. Shot in South-west Louisiana we meet this super group of cult and underground heroes and observe their lives, their music, their culture. Tracing founder member CC Adcock's search through the swamps and flatlands of South Louisiana we are drawn into a world of beauty. This backdrop is the canvas for the introduction of the family they call the Lil' Band O' Gold. Watch as the band and their troupe see if it possible to take this soulful train of culture to the next level. Can the Lil' Band O' Gold overcome natural disasters and personal problems to carry their message beyond just another Saturday night? Or maybe Saturday night is all these virtuosos need to fulfill their desires?

7:30 PM
to 8:51 PM

You Wont Miss Me
22 schedule::attendees
Location Alamo Ritz 2
About  A kaleidoscopic film portrait of Shelly Brown, a twenty-three-year-old alienated urban misfit recently released from a psychiatric hospital. Starring Stella Schnabel, featuring Rene Ricard and introducing other notable New York personalities, the film gives pathos to the frenzy of the youthful desire for acceptance.
Shot in a variety of styles and formats, YOU WONT MISS ME mixes non-actors with professionals, verité with staging, order with abstraction, to paint an evocative picture of a contemporary rebel.

8:30 PM
to 10:00 PM

Intangible Asset Number 82
18 schedule::attendees
Location Alamo Lamar 2
About  When Australian drummer Simon Barker hears a rare recording of Korean shaman Kim Seok-Chul - a grand master in his seventies playing with immense energy and complex technique Ð he knows immediately he must find and learn from the enigmatic shaman officially recognized as South Korea's 82nd Intangible Asset.Undeterred by years of setbacks and obstacles, and with the elusive Kim Seok-Chul now in his eighties, Simon returns to Korea for a seventeenth time. The journey becomes a rite of passage, as meaningful encounters with engaging and exotic characters prepare Simon for a fortuitous meeting with the shaman.Personal transformations result, and Simon and the artists who have become immersed in his search move naturally to collaboration, a testimony to the universal language of music.

9:00 PM
to 10:45 PM

Make-Out with Violence
22 schedule::attendees
Location Alamo Lamar 1
About  "MAKE-OUT with VIOLENCE" tells the story of twin brothers Patrick and Carol Darling, newly graduated from high school and struggling to come to terms with the mysterious disappearance of their friend, the bright and beautiful Wendy Hearst. When a drive through the countryside surrounding their posh suburban community leads to the discovery of Wendy's mysteriously animated corpse, the boys secretly transport the zombie Wendy to an empty house in hopes of somehow bringing her back to life. As the sweltering summer pushes on, they must maintain the appearance of normalcy for their friends and family as they search for ways to revive the Wendy they once knew, or, failing that, to satisfy their own quests for love amongst the living and the dead.

9:00 PM
to 10:08 PM

Sissyboy
10 schedule::attendees
Location Alamo Ritz 1
About  A juncture in the lives of performance art revolutionaries, 'Sissyboy' explores the Portland-based gender-bending drag troupe that has served up their audacity, ambivalence and social commentary throughout the Rose City for over 3 years before hundreds of devoted fans.
Go behind the scenes for a glimpse of Sissyboy's last year of existence through the eyes of 1st-time filmmaker Katie Turinski. The rehearsals, relationships, joys and heartaches experienced by this patchwork family of outcasts should be remembered not just as a performance art movement, but also an insight into the human condition.
Please enjoy the hubris & humanity offered by this troupe of societal outsiders as you discover what it means to be a Sissy.

9:30 PM
to 11:46 PM

Passing Strange
39 schedule::attendees
Location Paramount
About  PASSING STRANGE is the Spike Lee-directed film featuring the award-winning Broadway rock musical, Passing Strange. The Broadway show won numerous Best Musical awards (Drama Desk, NY Film Critics Circle, Obie) and the Tony Award in 2008 for Best Book of a Musical.
PASSING STRANGE is the semi-autobiographical story of a young black man who leaves behind his middle-class, church-ruled upbringing in mid-1970s LA to travel to Europe in search of his artistic and personal identity, or what he calls "the real." In the end he finds complexity and even hypocrisy are not limited to middle-class black-American life, and that while to him art may be more real than life, only love is truly more than real.

10:00 PM
to 11:30 PM

Saint Misbehavin': The Wavy Gravy Movie
11 schedule::attendees
Location Austin Convention Ctr
About  Saint Misbehavin' reveals the true story of cultural phenomenon Wavy Gravy Ð a man whose commitment to making the world a better place has never wavered. We experience the impact one person can have and connect to the hope that each one of us can make a difference while keeping our sense of humor.Wavy Gravy is known as the MC of the Woodstock Festival, a hippie icon, clown, and even a Ben & Jerry's ice cream flavor. In Saint Misbehavin' we meet a true servant to humanity who carries his message through humor, compassion and a song he sings, called "Basic Human Needs".Saint Misbehavin' weaves together intimate verité footage, reflections from an array of cultural and counter-cultural peers, and never-before-seen archival footage to tell a story that is bigger than the man himself.

11:30 PM
to 1:04 AM

The Horseman
33 schedule::attendees
Location Alamo Lamar 2
About  The Horseman is the feature-length debut from 26 year old Australian director Steve Kastrissios. This raw, action-filled revenge drama, which received awards for both Best Australian Film and Best Australian Director at the 2008 Melbourne Underground Film Festival, signals the emergence of a serious new talent. The Horseman tells the story of Christian Forteski (played by veteran Australian actor Peter Marshall) whose drug addicted daughter dies after appearing in an amateur porn video. Christian deals with his grief by burning, kicking, smashing and stabbing his way through the network of pornographers involved in the video. The Horseman is a lean, tight film that boils down the revenge formula to its most essential, time-tested elements: an engaging story, interesting characters, and a powerful dose of skull-pounding violence

11:59 PM
to 1:29 AM

The Haunting in Connecticut
33 schedule::attendees
Location Alamo Lamar 1
About  Though the film quickly cannonballs into severe supernatural infestations that tear a home asunder, this haunting is a mighty step forward from Amityville. Virginia Madsen (Sideways) stars in the true story of a mother who relocates her family near a rural clinic to treat her ailing teenager, unaware that the house they've purchased is a former mortuary packed with countless tortured souls. In the grandest bygone '70s horror style, a troubled exorcist (Elias Koteas) is called in to assist, but his intervention will inevitably drag out something worse than anyone could expect. This is the feature debut from lauded horror shorts director/producer Cornwell, who dazzled Fantastic Fest audiences in 2005 with "Ward 13" and again in 2006 with "The Ancient Rite of Corey McGillis.
 


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