Friday, October 21, 2005

"Shopgirl" a smash, "The Ice Harvest" and other films play tonight

ShopgirlAnand Tucker's Shopgirl played to a full house at the Paramount Theatre last night, with the director and stars Claire Danes and Jason Schwartzman (pictured, right) in attendance. (Photo credit: Jack Plunkett.) All three took the stage after the film for a Q&A session afterwards, providing some insight into the film's lush cinematography and the story's ruminative characters. One of the Festival's best nights yet, but we're just getting started!

Tonight's big event is the screening of Harold Ramis' new film The Ice Harvest, which stars John Cusack and Billy Bob Thornton. Ramis will be in attendance. Afterwards the Paramount will screen The Dying Gaul, which stars Campbell Scott, Patricia Clarkson, and Peter Sarsgaard.

If you're itching to see some indie film tonight, here's what we're playing at our other fantastic venues.

At the Bob Bullock IMAX: The Sisters and Americano
At the Landmark Dobie: Shorts Program 5 and Stomp! Shout! Scream!
At the Hideout: Shorts Program 2 and Two Harbors
At the Regal Arbor: Resurrection: The J.R. Richard Story (this one's for you Astros fans) and Dirt
At the Stephen F Austin Hotel ballroom: The Ape and (for badge holders) Judd Apatow Presents . . .

Remember to check back here on the blog for further Festival updates (including some last minute celeb guest announcements) and coverage of more magnificent events!

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