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Violet Crown to host Texas film series

Staff Writer
Austin 360

The Violet Crown is hosting a new series that puts the spotligh on Texas movies.

The series, which will feature films directed by Texans or made in Texas, will include new and retrospective screenings from Austin and Dallas filmmakers.

Opening the series will be Dallas director Eric Steele’s “Bob Birdnow’s Remarkable Tale of Human Survival and the Transcendence of Self,” set for April 22. The movie is based on Steele’s one-man play and focuses on a motivational speaker who’s recounting a horrible event in his life.

On May 13, Austin resident Eric Hueber will present “Flutter,” about a mother’s struggle to nurture her son in spite of the obstacles life has thrown their way. The film recently had its world premiere at Dallas International Film Festival.

Also on the screening list for June 10: Bryan Poyser’s “Dear Pillow,” a coming-of-age story about a teen who wants to learn how to write pornography.This will be the movie’s 10-year anniversary.

All ticket sales for the first three screeings will be donated to a support fund for Evan West, a Violet Crown Cinema employee injured during the drunk driving incident that occurred during this year’s SXSW.

Tickets can be purchased by visiting www.VioletCrownCinema.com.