The Paramount Summer Classic Film Series may be half over, but the best is yet to come!
From Tuesday, July 19th through Sunday July 24th, we’re celebrating three renowned auteurs, with double feature tributes to Woody Allen (Annie Hall, Hannah and Her Sisters), Mike Nichols (The Graduate, Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?), and Robert Altman (M*A*S*H, Nashville). Don’t miss your chance to study up on three of the all-time great American filmmakers on the big screen!
Also this week, Sam Beam (aka Iron and Wine) returns to present a modern-day classic, Computer Chess, written and directed by Austin’s own Andrew Bujalski. If you missed this perceptive and clever film when it was first released in 2013, then trust us, you’re going to want to see it at the Paramount on Friday, July 22nd.
Then, on Monday, July 25th, the Paramount Film Series Summer School will be in session. Enroll in your choice of Screenwriting 101 (Charlie Kaufman’s Adaptation and the 25th anniversary of the Coen Brothers’ Barton Fink), History 101 (Monty Python and the Holy Grail, Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure), Physical Education 101 (Hoop Dreams), or Criminal Justice 101 (Goodfellas, Reservoir Dogs).
And, on Saturday July 30th, don’t miss the very special 50th anniversary – to the exact day – presentation of Batman: The Movie, which celebrated its world premiere right here in the Paramount Theatre on July 30, 1966. Join us in remembering a very special (and very campy) moment in the history of this glorious theatre!
This post was written by Maica Jordan