Austin Events

The Austin Gay and Lesbian International Film Festival (aGLIFF)

Alamo Ritz and various locations
September 3-7, 2008
Admission: Tickets available thirty minutes prior to screening

The Austin Gay and Lesbian International Film Festival (aGLIFF), a Texas 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, is the oldest and largest gay & lesbian film festival in the Southwest and one of the Top 5 Film Festivals of its kind in the nation. This year features 120+ films, 17 countries, and plays host to an expected 10,000 attendees. Our top picks? Jacques Nolot's Before I Forget and Gus Van Sant's 1985 Mala Noche, both on Saturday night.

Celluloid for Social Justice

University of Texas
September 15 - October 9, Monday - Thursday, 7pm

Celluloid for Social Justice: The Legacy of 1968 in Documentaries is a mini film series at The University of Texas at Austin, organized in conjunction with the upcoming May 1968 Conference. The films come to UT from the California Newsreel and, in the first week, include pieces on Billie Holiday's Strange Fruit, Patrice Lumumba, the 1960 Greensboro lunch counter sit-ins and James Baldwin. All films will be shown in Calhoun 100, starting at 7:00 pm with a brief introduction.

Fort Worth Events

Tuesday Evenings at The Modern: Paul Slocum

Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth
September 9, 2008, at 7pm

Paul Slocum is an independent artist, curator, and musician living in Dallas. Since 2006, he has been the director of And/Or Gallery in Dallas, an art space focused on new media work. His band, Tree Wave, makes music and video using reprogrammed obsolete computer and videogame gear. For Tuesday Evenings, Slocum presents the multifaceted art practice that has resulted in work that has brought him national and international critical acclaim as an artist, as well as local respect and appreciation for his promotion of and contribution to contemporary art and music in the Metroplex.

Tuesday Evenings at The Modern: Kara Walker

Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth
September 23, 2008, at 7 pm

Kara Walker, whose work is featured in the Modern’s current exhibition My Complement, My Enemy, My Oppressor, My Love, presents the ideas and issues behind her compelling installations, drawings, paintings, and text-based works, which are as disturbing as they are beautiful. Walker’s unforgiving representation of the complex dynamics and ramifications of slavery has been the subject of much praise and controversy. This Tuesday Evening presentation offers insight into works of art that rattle and reconfigure historical perceptions, nudging and posing questions about personal and collective views on issues of race, gender, and sexuality.

Houston Events

A/V Geeks Weekend

Aurora Picture Show
September 5th - September 7th, 2008

Returning to Aurora for year eight, 16mm film collector Skip Elsheimer from A/V Geeks brings another entertaining batch of simply wrong educational and training films. A/V Geeks showcases an eclectic film archive with over 20,000 educational, training, and industrial 16mm films rescued from the dumpsters of American history.

San Antonio Events

Artpace ArtTalks: David Adjaye

UTSA Downtown Campus
September 10, 2008, 6:30 pm

In celebration of the Texas debut of Making Public Buildings, Artpace is pleased to bring world renowned architect David Adjaye to San Antonio. The 2007 Kenzo Tange Visiting Professor in Architecture at Harvard’s Graduate School of Design, Adjaye founded London-based Adjaye/Associates in 2000 whose prestigious commissions have included the Nobel Peace Center in Oslo and Museum of Contemporary Art in Denver. With a reputation as an architect with an artist’s sensibility and vision, his projects have been diverse in scale, audience and geography, and have included collaborations with artists such as Chris Ofili and Olafur Eliasson.

The Art Guys: Truth be Told: A multimedia journey through 25 of our best years as collaborators in the visual realm

Recital Hall, Arts Building, UT San Antonio
Tuesday, September 9, 2008 at 7:00 pm

Join the Art Guys as they explore their 25 years of wild and woolly collaboration. Rumor has it that they will also play a few singles from the forthcoming The Art Guys Silver Jubilee Tribute Album. A tribute album to themselves? Brilliant.

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