A special screening of "Beside Still Waters," which won the Narrative Feature Audience Award as well as the Jury Award at October's Austin Film Festival, will be held at 7 p.m. Monday atht Alamo Village, 2700 W. Anderson Lane.
The movie from writer/director Chris Lowell focuses on Daniel, a 20-something who invites his friends for one last weekend at a lake cabin where they all spent time in their youth. Now, with the accidental death of his father and mother who owned the cabin, he's having to sell it. Then his ex-girlfriend shows up with a new fiance. Writers Lowell and Mohit Narang will be in attendance for a post screening Q&A. Tickets are $5.
Then at 7 p.m. Tuesday, the Austin Film Festival is hosting Lowell and Narang for a script reading of their new feature, "Isolation/Tribes." The script focuses on a teenage boy who is arrested for robbing a pharmacy and is sent to a rehab facility in the wilderness where he must recount the events that led to his being arrested if he is to have any hope at a true recovery.
The reading is free and open on a first-come RSVP basis. It will be held at the Clay Pit, 1601 Guadalupe St. Guests are encouraged to arrive early for dinner and drinks before the reading begins. Clay Pit will extend happy hour prices up through 7 p.m., with $1 off drinks and half-price appetizers, excluding the lamb kabob shrimp bites.
For those unfamiliar with "Beside Still Waters" and Lowell, it might help to mention that he's a cast member in the new "Veronica Mars" movie and that he played the much-disliked Piz during the third season of the TV show. In reality, however, Lowell is a talented, nice guy who says he doesn't blame people who dislike his "Mars" character. The dislike isn't aimed at Piz because he's a nasty character. He's just getting in the way of a romance between the James Dean-like Logan and Veronica.
For more info about the events, visit austinfilmfestival.com.