The Texas Railway Massacre


Just in case you'd been wondering why I haven't posted for a while - no, Lee Kern's Big Brother doc wasn't the end of me (got quite hot-headed about that, didn't I? Clearly needed a holiday). I'm in Austin, Texas, for the Fantastic Fest 2008, which is almost certainly the greatest film festival I've ever been to, in what is hands-down the most amazing cinema I've ever visited, the Alamo Drafthouse.

I'll tell you more when I'm back, as it would be foolish to sit in Austin writing, when there are films, meat, booze and DVD buying sprees to savour. But here's a picture of me, director Sean Hogan, writer/editor Jay 'Slatros' Slater and TV's James Moran, to be getting on with. We're all staying in a lodge, which is a five-minute walk from the Alamo Drafthouse - even if that five-minute walk involves negotiating steep stony slopes, forest undergrowth and the railway line that you see here - often by moonlight alone. So far, no has died. Good day to you.

5 comments:

Lara said...

Jason - the Alamo Drafthouse was named the best cinema in America and has "food and drink served to your seat without any disruption of the movie experience." Pray, do tell, how does that work?

Do they have Mission Impossible elves (or just even more miniature Tom Cruises') dangling down BBQ ribs and wings from the ceiling and piping beer into your mouth? Or a Yo Sushi!-like experience throughout the whole auditorium?

Oh, the intrigue. ;)

David Lemon said...

A lovely pic-or is it a still fromthat straight to DVD gem
'Stand By Me 2'
(tagline: Rites of Passage THIS!)
Sick with envy at your adventures -hope to catch up soon!

h said...

totally Stand By Me.

i love austin. have you seen the bats swarming (? do bats swarm?) out from under the south congress bridge at dusk yet? awesome.

well. as long as you don't have a bat phobia, i suppose.

Jon Peacey said...

Hoorah you're not all dead and such-like! Clarice Arnopp the world is a more interesting place with you in it! :)

(Which makes me think- would you want to be a zombie?)

I have bats out back (and possibly the belfry)- they don't swarm though. Very hard to have a swarm of two.

Deaf Brown Trash Punk said...

I hope you liked Austin. i used to live in Texas-- Austin was always my fave city out of all TX cities.