Media Special screenings & That's a wrap

Awesome: I !#@$* Shot That
Dir. Adam Yauch (2006)

The Beastie Boys anarchic rockumentary comes to town in appropriate fashion, with a coordinated cross-country, one-night-only screening in 200 cities. A Day in the Life of Nathanial Hörnblowér, a 30-minute short starring David Cross as Adam Yauch’s elusive alter ego, will also premiere, after which, it is rumored, it will self-destruct. 8 p.m. Thursday, March 23, at Fiesta 16, 12631 Vance Jackson, and Regal Alamo Quarry, 255 E. Basse. $10 advance; $12.50 at the door. For info or tickets, contact the local theaters.

CineMujer Film Festival

The Esperanza Center and Palo Alto College join forces to present CineMujer, a women’s film festival, March 27-31. The featured films will include Letters from the Other Side, a documentary chronicling the women left behind by undocumented workers. The event will take place at the Esperanza Center, 922 San Pedro. Free. For a complete schedule, call 228 -0201 or visit

We Jam Econo - The Story of the Minutemen
Dir. Tim Irwin (2005)

We Jam Econo tells the story of legendary ’80s punk band the Minutemen through concert footage and interviews with band members. The film will be presented on March 26 as part of NALIP-SA’s 2006 Film Slam Series, in collaboration with San Anto Cultural Arts. The screening will commence with a short film by San Antonio filmmaker Ian Tyler Ibarra, creator of the award-winning Tripa Love, and close with a Q&A featuring We Jam Econo director Tim Irwin and producer Keith Schieron. 7 p.m. Sunday, March 26, at Café Revolucion, 527 El Paso. Suggested donation $5. For more info, visit

That's a wrap

In his fourth collaboration with Oscar-winner Denzel Washington (Training Day), director Spike Lee pits bank robber against police officer in Inside Man. Detective Keith Fraizer (Washington) is brought in to match wits with criminal Dalton Russell (Clive Owen), whose seemingly perfect crime goes astray and turns into a hostage situation. Two-time Oscar winner Jodie Foster (Silence of the Lambs) enters the mix as Madeline White, a power broker with her own hidden agenda.

Denzel Washington is a cop again, this time pitted against criminal Clive Owen, in Spike Lee’s Inside Man.

Switching on your Xbox 360 might not be safe anymore according to the new horror flick Stay Alive. In the film, a group of teenagers realize that a video game they play is leading them to their death and the only way to survive is to defeat the game’s villain, the Blood Countess.

Academy Award-winning screenwriter Robert Towne (Chinatown) returns as director after eight years for Ask the Dust, an adaptation of John Fante’s 1939 Depression-era novel of the same name. Set in 1930’s LA, the film follows the love story of Camilla (Salma Hayek), a beautiful Mexican waitress, and Arturo (Colin Farrell), a struggling writer.

The documentary Be Here To Love Me: A Film About Townes Van Zandt tells the story of the late Texas folk musician, who is still very well-respected in the music industry. Country & Western singer Steve Earle has said, “Townes Van Zandt is the best songwriter in the whole world and I’ll stand on Bob Dylan’s coffee table in my cowboy boots and say that!”

In Tristram Shandy: A Cock and Bull Story, director Michael Winterbottom (Code 46) tackles an adaptation of Laurence Sterne’s novel, The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman.

From Mexico, Duck Season (Temporada de patos) follows two 14-year-old kids, Flama and Moko, as they face the dilemmas of adolescence on a Sunday afternoon.

Local premiere dates for limited-release films are tentative and can change at the last minute. Please check your local theater listings to confirm showtimes.

Kiko Martinez

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