Piranha

An indie legend's Texas-filmed first feature

John Sayles, one of the most respected living filmmakers, started his career writing schlock for "King of the B-Movies" Roger Corman. Sayles's first screenplay, Piranha, helped fund his first feature, Return of the Secaucus 7, which was eventually entered into the National Film Registry at the Library of Congress. Meant as a parody of Jaws, Sayles's comedy-horror film, about mutant killer fish that terrorize a river community, was followed by a sequel and two remakes. Domy Books is screening the original 1978 Joe Dante-directed version, which was filmed at Aquarena Springs in San Marcos. 8:30 p.m. 1709 Westheimer, 713-523-3669. Free.
Mon., Aug. 2, 8:30 p.m., 2010
 
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