Another day down, but there are still three days of great movies left in the Austin Film Festival. Let's get right into it:
• The Paramount Theatre will have an advance screening of Prime, the new comedy with Uma Thurman and Meryl Streep, with the writer & director Ben Younger in attendance. (See the official web site for the film.) Also at the Paramount: Tristram Shandy: A Cock and Bull Story at 9:00 p.m.
• The Landmark Dobie will screen Shorts Program 4 at 7:15 p.m., which includes The Tao of Pong with Jake Busey and The Big Empty. Afterwards stick around for Stomp! Shout! Scream! , the new rock-n-roll beach party monster movie from Jay Edwards, editor/producer of Aqua Teen Hunger Force on the Cartoon Network. (Read an interview with Edwards here.)
• At 7:00 p.m. the Regal Arbor will show Halfway Decent, a comedy in the narrative features competition starring Ernie Hudson, followed by an advance screening of Resurrection: The J.R. Richard Story at 9:30 p.m.
• Over at the Bob Bullock Texas History Museum IMAX you can see Winter Passing, starring Ed Harris, Zooey Deschanel, and Will Ferrell at 7:15 p.m. The second showing at the IMAX (9:30 p.m.) is the competition documentary The Outdoorsmen: Blood, Sweat & Beers, which must be seen to be believed. (Read a profile of the director here.)
• The Hideout's tradition of comedy continues at 7:00 p.m. with another installment of the Second City Shorts. The Second City Shorts program features several comic shorts created by the actors, employees, and students of the legendary Chicago comedy theater, the Second City. The program also includes clips from the classic Emmy-Award winning television series SCTV starring John Candy, Dave Thomas, Eugene Levy, Joe Flaherty, Catherine O'Hara, Andrea Martin and more. The comedy continues at 9:00 with narrative competition feature Life on the Ledge.