(Outside the Alamo Drafthouse on Thursday evening: ‘Kissing on the Mouth’ director Joe Swanberg, center, flanked by ‘Dear Pillow’ filmmakers Bryan Poyser, left, and Jake Vaughan, right.)
On Thursday night, most of the bars downtown may have been screening Game 4 of the NBA Finals (where the Miami Heat more or less crushed the Dallas Mavericks, to tie the series), but at the Alamo Drafthouse Downtown it was all about Pillow Kissing. The Alamo hosted a special double-feature of critical/festival darlings Dear Pillow and Kissing on the Mouth, with appearances by directors Bryan Poyser and Joe Swanberg, respectively. The double feature, besides serving a nice assortment of indie-film sexuality, also worked as a fundraiser for an upcoming short film. Poyser is directing a project called Best Birthday Ever, which will star Swanberg and Pillow star Rusty Kelley. Swanberg, in town from Chicago, will be in Austin performing in the short as it shoots through this weekend.