Thursday, 7:00–8:15 p.m., 309, JW Marriott
Austin Plays Itself: Film Cultures in the “Weird City”
Program arranged by the forum MS Screen Arts and Culture. Presiding: Rob King, Columbia Univ.; Nicholas Sammond, Univ. of Toronto
1. “Austin Stories: The City as ‘Body Double’ and Center for Creativity in the Work of Robert Rodriguez,” Zachary Ingle, Univ. of Kansas
2. “From Exhibition to Production: The Constant, Changing Programming of Cinephilia Undergirding Austin’s Cinematic Ecosystem,” Wyatt Phillips, Texas Tech Univ.
3. “Friday Night Lights: Establishing Austin as ‘Indie TV’ Hub and Cultural Epicenter,” R. Colin Tait, Texas Christian Univ.