This is the film I’m most excited about, as I’ve only watched it on a TV (a number of times). I chose this Ginger Rogers/David Niven comedy as a Holiday Favorite some months ago and now it’s going to be shown at the Paramount! The TCM Film Festival is the reason this silly, lesser-known film is on the schedule, but I’ll still accept your thanks for my recommendation after you see it in the theatre and are won over. Worth a drive up from San Antonio! Paired as a double feature with 1949’s The Great Gatsby starring Alan Ladd and Ruth Hussey. (Sat, 6/7 at 4 pm, Sun, 6/8 at 3:50 pm)
Along with word that show is not yet on ABC’s list of prime time renewals, there have been indications the program’s producers are looking to film the show in locations other than Nashville, such as Austin, Texas.
On Saturday, I read yet another article about a pedestrian killed by a drunk driver in Downtown Austin. I shared on Twitter that this is becoming an epidemic in our city, and that it needs to change. The next morning I woke up to discover that the pedestrian who was killed was an acquaintance of mine. Kelly, known as ATX Hipsters online, was a big supporter of bloggers, writers, musicians and social media people in Austin. He shared our blog posts, our music and our stories just because he wanted to. He always went out of his way to say hello to me, and he was a friend to many people.
While police were tending to the crash that killed Kelly, ANOTHER drunk driver crashed into that very scene. Kelly’s death comes on the heels of a second pedestrian death that night in the Zilker Park area. These two deaths come on the heels of the four pedestrians- Jamie West, Sandy Le, Steven Craenmehr and DeAndre Tatum- killed during SXSW. These six deaths come on the heels of pedestrian Henry Lopez’ death on Hwy 183 on April 8th. These seven deaths come on the heels of pedestrian Gary Lynn Shipwash’s death on South Lamar on April 2nd. These eight deaths come on the heels of pedestrian Danny Wayne Worley’s death on North Lamar on March 24th.
In the past six weeks, NINE pedestrians have been killed. Seven of these nine pedestrians were killed by people under the influence or in hit-and-runs.
Today I walked into a movie set. Three different times. I think the PAs on set wanted to murder me and I’m sure I looked dumb. But hey, whatever. It’s an Adam Sandler movie so I probably won’t even go see it to find out if I accidentally made it into a shot.
It’s the film Jason Reitman is making here in town, I believe. They were filming across Mopac from my office earlier this month.