It'll sound odd, but I really can't express how happy it makes me to see that they're now sporadically showing movies outdoors downtown at Discovery Green. Stupid, I know, but in movies of "cool" cities, the thing that always kills me is when Protagonist & Love Interest manage to end up at an outdoor showing of some classic flick; I can't count the number of times I've though, "dammit, why can't we have that?"
But yes, now we do -- apparently the D.G. folks showed The Triplets of Belleville the other night, which is very cool, and cooler still is today's (Sun., April 5th's, to be exact) tribute to local actor/musician Cary Winscott up at the Green, which'll include a screening of Speeding Motorcycle. The film's the movie version of the musical Winscott starred in, both here and up in Austin, & is a rock opera either written by or based on the music of (I'm not sure which) bona-fide schizophrenic music-maker Daniel Johnston.
Winscott actually passed away back in September of last year, but it's cool to see a tribute like this taking place now, even so. It'll run from 5-10PM, and will feature music by The Catastrophic Theatre Orchestra. Big thanks, btw, to Joe Mathlete for the heads-up on this; it sounds very neat...
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