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Screens Special screenings 

Texas Independent Filmmakers International Film Festival

A mere $7 will buy you a pass to the 13-hour second annual Texas Independent Filmmakers festival, which will screen more than 20 shorts, documentaries, and features, including Perils in Nude Modeling, The Day Laborers, and False River., Saturday, October 22. All screenings will be held at the Santikos Northwest 14 theater. For a complete schedule and pass info, visit or call 736-FILM.

“Demon of the Derby” Ann Calvello is hell on wheels.

Rollergirls on film

Demon of the Derby:
The Ann Calvello Story

Dir. Sharon Rutter (2001)

“The meanest woman on skates” is more than 70 years old. This is her story, presented by the Alamo City Rollergirls at 7 p.m. Saturday, October 22, at the Esperanza Peace and Justice Center. $8-12 suggested donation. Proceeds will benefit the Esperanza and the Texas Media Empowerment Project. For more info, visit

Movies on the Slab

The Terror of Tiny Town
Dir. Sam Newfield (1938)

With Halloween just around the next dark corner, The Slab continues its string of campy horror films with the tale of a violent midget who terrorizes a town of wee folk. The feature begins at 9 p.m. Thursday, October 20, at the Slab at the corner of Probandt and Cevallo across from La Tuna. Bring seating, but no coolers. Free. For more info, visit

Movies at the Instituto

Acá las tortas
Dir. Juan Bustillo (1951)

A torta maker works hard and saves to send his sons to school in the U.S., but they return snobby strangers. The screening begins at 4 p.m. Sunday, October 23, at the Instituto de México, 600 Hemisfair Park. $2.

Girl Scouts and beer

Troop 1500
Dir. Ellen Spiro (2005)

Troop 1500 is a moving documentary about the members of an Austin Girl Scout Troop whose common denominator is not geographical but social their mothers are in prison `see “Girls gone wise,” February 10-16, 2005`. The film, which features the daughter of Gemini Ink founder Nan Cuba, Julia Cuba, as the troop’s founding leader, screens at 7 p.m., October 24 and 25, at the Alamo Drafthouse South in Austin. For more info, visit or call (512) 453-7391.

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