Today is ‘From Dusk Till Dawn Day’ in Austin

Happy “From Dusk Till Dawn Day?”

Executive producer Robert Rodriguez speaks onstage during the “From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series” panel discussion at the El Rey Network portion of the 2015 Summer Television Critics Association Tour in July. FREDERICK M. BROWN / GETTY IMAGES

Executive producer Robert Rodriguez speaks onstage during the “From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series” panel discussion at the El Rey Network portion of the 2015 Summer Television Critics Association Tour in July. FREDERICK M. BROWN / GETTY IMAGES

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.

More “From Dusk Till Dawn” and Robert Rodriguez news:

• Demi Lovato’s ‘Dusk Till Dawn’ character was written for her

• New season of Robert Rodriguez’s dark ‘Dusk’ takes wing

Austin filmmaker Robert Rodriguez to make another film for $7,000

 


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