Thinking Cinema Goes To Austin!
My script, The Pacioli Factor, advanced to the second round in the competition at the Austin Film Festival. I am quite thankful, in that 8,627 scripts were entered and advancing puts me in the top 15%. This week I’ll attend the first half of the festival (when the writer’s workshops are held). There will be screenings throughout, so I’ll try to watch some films as well. Look for an update in this space next week.
Halloween Treat In McLean, Va.!
The Alden Theatre will host a special Halloween screening of 1928’s The Man Who Laughs on Saturday, Oct. 31, at 2 pm. Anyone who has seen a Batman comic will find Conrad Veidt’s smile eerily familiar. Based on a Victor Hugo novel, The Man Who Laughs also has deeply romantic elements. The result is a compelling story-and a remarkable film. Add composer Ben Model’s live, improvised score and film historian Bruce Lawton’s introduction, and you have a memorable way to begin your Halloween celebration.