Tommy Lee Jones, Guy Pearce in Austin
Tommy Lee Jones, who won best actor at 2005’s Cannes Film Festival, brings “The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada” to Austin’s Texas Spirit Theater at the Bullock Texas State History Museum, at 7 tonight.
“Melquiades Estrada,” which also won best screenplay in Cannes, deals with a man who is shot and buried in the desert of West Texas, only to be dug up by a friend who decides to take him back to his native land of Mexico.
In addition to Jones, other people who’ll attend the screening are Julio Cedillo, line producers Eric Williams and Larry Madaras and first assistant director Phil Hardage. A Q&A with the cast and crew will follow the screening.
Members of the Austin Film Festival, Cine Las Ameriacs, the Bullock Texas State History Museum and the Austin Film Society will receive free admission if they have RSVP’ed and show up before 6:30 p.m. General admission tickets will be available afterward, for $5. For tickets, go here.
Australian actor Guy Pearce, whose latest movie “The Rover” opens Friday, is visiting Austin and plans to attend a screening of the film at the Alamo Slaughter on June 24. Tickets are $15 and can be purchased here.