Tuesday, July 25, 2006

DIRT screening in Austin on Thursday night

Austin Film Festival - October 19-22 / Festival: October 19-26

DIRT screening + live Q&A with rookie female driver Gayla Jones and the filmmakers!

The Austin Film Festival is proud to announce the first in a series of screenings at the Alamo Drafthouse Lake Creek featuring some of the best movies from previous Festivals. The inaugural feature is "Dirt," which won best documentary feature at AFF 2005. Join us July 27th at 7:30 pm for the film, which is free to AFF members and $6.00 for non-members.

U.S.A., 2005, 81 Minutes, color

July 27th @ 7:30 pm
Alamo Drafthouse Lake Creek
13729 Research Blvd
Lake Creek Shopping Center
183 & Lake Creek Parkway

"This is real. It's blood, sweat, tears, mud, dirt, beer." -- Travis Pace, ..17

DIRT, a documentary by Jeff Bowden, follows a season inside the soul of American auto racing the World Class Street Stocks at the legendary Devils Bowl Speedway, in Mesquite, Texas, as the racers careen on and off the track toward the season championship.

This season, Gayla Jones climbs out of the stands and puts on a pink firesuit, becoming the first and only woman driver at the Devils Bowl. She is sponsored by a former racer whose interest in her extends beyond the back straightaway. Gayla is also racing against her husband, Andy, who already competes in the same class. From the very first race, Gayla is a hot pink hazard, forced off the track by bullies and her own inexperience. The question for her is no longer about winning, but instead: can she survive the season?

Special dirt track concession style menu

Official Site for DIRT

For more info on membership, please visit http://www.austinfilmfestival.com.

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