Just as I’m skipping town for good, a couple of exciting screening events will make their way to Austin, courtesy of the Austin Film Society. Well, just because I’m missing them, doesn’t mean you should! First up, Richard Linklater will host a gala benefit premiere for his new documentary feature, Inning by Inning: A Portrait of a Coach, on June 3 at the Paramount Theatre. Expect this to be a big local attraction, as the subject of the film is legendary UT baseball coach Augie Garrido. Linklater is an avid sports fan and a massive UT baseball fan, so expect this to be a memorable night.
On June 12, Jay & Mark Duplass return to Austin after their successful stop during SXSW 2008, to present their latest film Baghead. Already saw it at SXSW? Well, you should see it again, because AFS and the Alamo are hosting this screening outdoors at Star Hill Ranch. Sticking true to the new film’s forest setting, attendees will be able to watch it under the stars with Jay & Mark in attendance. Special VIP tickets also get you in to a private dinner before the film, catered by the Alamo’s chef John Bullington. No word if the meal will involve brown bags.
Proceeds from both screenings go to the charitable efforts of the Austin Film Society (full disclosure: I’m on the board), and you can keep checking their Web site for details on the events.