Happy “From Dusk Till Dawn Day?”
That’s right; Mayor Steve Adler met with Austin filmmaker Robert Rodriguez at Troublemaker Studios on Monday to make the official proclamation: Aug. 25, 2015 is “From Dusk Till Dawn Day.”
In addition to honoring the Austinite and jack of all filmmaking trades, “From Dusk Till Dawn” coincides with the second season premiere of Rodriguez’s television show of the same name.
The show will premiere tonight at 8 p.m. CT on El Rey, a television network based in Austin that Rodriguez launched last year.
“I wouldn’t be nearly as creative if I had to live and work in Los Angeles, because I’m from here and my roots are here. It’s where you’re the most inspired. It’s why I wanted to create my business at home even though it was kind of unheard of back then,” Rodriguez told Time Warner Cable News yesterday at Troublemaker Studios.
The television series, which Rodriguez recently discussed with Austin360 columnist Dale Roe, is originally inspired by Rodriguez’ 1996 cult classic, considered a breakout film for both him and Quentin Tarantino, who starred in and co-wrote the film.
If you haven’t seen it, that would be a good place to start if you’re going to celebrate “From Dusk Till Dawn Day” today.
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