If you’re relatively new to Texas or relatively young, it’s quite possible that you haven’t seen some of the classic films associated with the state. Now’s your chance to remedy that. The Austin Film Festival and the Bob Bullock Museum are hosting the monthly Texas Focus series at the museum’s Texas Spirit Theater.
The first screening is “The Last Picture Show,” directed by Peter Bogdanovich and starring Cybil Shepherd, Timothy Bottoms and Jeff Bridges. After the 7 p.m. screening on July 14, a Skype interview will be held with Bogdanovich. Tickets are available at www.thestoryoftexas.com. Tickets are $3 for museum and AFF members, and $5 for the public.
The series continues with a screening of Texas director David Lowery’s “Ain’t Them Bodies Saints” on Aug. 11.
In other AFF news, the Family Film Series features a screening of “The Karate Kid” at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Galaxy Highland. Writer Mark Kamen will attend and participate in a Q&A after the screening. The event is free and open to the public, but you need to RSVP at http://www.austinfilmfestival.com.
At 2 p.m. Sunday, Kamen will discuss his writing career and his working relationship with director Luc Besson. The event will be held at the Harry Ransom Center. More details are available at http://www.austinfilmfestival.com.