Friday, January 8, 2010

Screen Door Film moves to the University of Texas!

Screen Door Film is pleased to announce a collaboration with The University of Texas Documentary Center to host our 2010 Texas Cinema Series.

Beginning on February 3rd, 2010, Screen Door Film events will take place on the UT campus in the state-of-the-art screening room, Studio 4D, located inside the CMB building at the corner of Guadalupe and Dean Keaton (26th Street.) This is the same "black box" building that currently houses the Austin City Limits studio, as well as KLRU TV and KUT 90.5 FM.

Much like our successful film series held at St. Edward's in 2009, the 2010 program will feature a diverse feature film, followed by an analysis of the film through a panel discussion with filmmakers, scholars and other notable experts. As always, all screenings and panels are open and free to the public.

Our first film on Wednesday, February 3rd will be David Hartstein's documentary Along Came Kinky...Texas Jewboy for Governor. Along Came Kinky chronicles singing Jewish cowboy Kinky Friedman’s 2006 independent gubernatorial campaign in Texas. See the outspoken Kinky and his army of grassroots volunteers combat voter apathy in the Lone Star State while his campaign staff strategizes for an unprecedented four-way race, raising awareness and money for their unlikely but incredibly sharp candidate.

And we're following that up on February 24th with Keith Maitland's documentary about the Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired, The Eyes of Me.

Screen Door Film would like to thank Sharon Strover, Nancy Schiesari and Ellen Spiro with the University of Texas for making this collaboration possible.

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