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The Austin Gay and Lesbian International Film Festival officially kicks off Wednesday with the documentary “Matt Shepard Is a Friend of Mine.” But theres an event at 7:30 p.m. today to honor writer/director Michele Josue and the parents of Shepard. The VIP reception will be held at the Kodosky Lounge at the Long Center. Tickets are $50 each, with 20 percent of the proceeds benefiting the Matthew Shepard Foundation. Tickets can be purchased at www.agliff.org.

Look for a feature on the documentary in Wednesday’s paper. And we’ll have a wrapup of weekend screenings in Austin360, and at www.austin360.com.

The Thursday screenings, however, sort of fall in a crack, so I’m listing them here.

Shorts will be screening in the morning, along with “Queers in the Kingdom: Let Your Light Shine,” at 11:30 a.m.

At 1:30 p.m., a screening will be held for “One: A Story of Love and Equality,” followed by the 4 p.m. screening of “Invisible,” a 6 p.m. screening of rthe Polish film “Floating Skyscrapers,” a 6:45 p.m. screening of the feature “BFFs,” followed by “Eternity: The Movie” at 8:30 p.m., “The Rugby Player” at 9:45 p.m. and “I Am Happiness on Earth” at 10:45 p.m. Screenings take place at the Alamo South. More info at www.agliff.org.

In other movie news, ATX Brands is debuting the Historic Scoot Dive-Inn Theater presented by the Austin Chronicle. The free music-themed series starts today with “The Blues Brothers.” And the eight-week series will end Oct. 28 with a Halloween screening of “This Is Spinal Tap.

The screenings are: “Almost Famous,” Sept. 16; “Purple Rain,” Sept. 23; “The Last Waltz,” Sept. 30; “The Decline of Western Civilization Part I and II,” Oct. 7; “Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story,” on Oct. 14; “Tenacious Din: The Pick of Destiny,” Oct. 21.. Each Tuesday night film will begin at sunset, around 8 p.m.

Scott Inn is at 1308 East Fourth St. More info at www.scootinnaustin.com.

Meanwhile, the Alamo Slaughter says it will have a special screening on Sept. 15 of the new feature “From Above.” It’s a romance starring Danny Glover and will also be available on VOD. To check out details, visit www.drafthouse.com and click on the Alamo Slaughter location in Austin.

And don’t forget that Fantastic Fest kicks off Sept. 18 at the Alamo South, followed by the Austin Film Festival on Oct. 23. It’s going to be a busy fall.