Cinemad Almanac 2009 DVD Release Party

Experimental filmmaker Deborah Stratman (From Hetty to Nancy, Kings of the Sky) once told Mike Plante, editor of Aurora Picture Show's Cinemad blog, "I love watching films with stories...I just don't want to make them," adding, "I loved Herbie the Love Bug when it came out." You'd never confuse her films, or any of the other shorts lovingly released by Aurora Picture Show today, with anything by Disney. The Cinemad Almanac 2009 DVD Release Party is Aurora's fourth compilation screening. Often called avant-garde, experimental, or just weird shit, man, these movies cover the gamut of strangeness, and they feature some dream images that even Dal’ couldn't think up. Stratman's Paranormal Trilogy, Jake Mahaffy's mainstream Wellness and Animal Charm's Edge TV "defy simple categorization." Just go see them with Aurora Picture Show's founder and Almanac producer Andrea Grover today at 6 p.m. Boheme Cafe and Wine Bar, 307 Fairview. For information, call 713-868-2101 or visit www.aurorapictureshow.org. Free.
Thu., Oct. 15, 6 p.m., 2009
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D.L. Groover has contributed to countless reputable publications including the Houston Press since 2003. His theater criticism has earned him a national award from the Association of Alternative Newsmedia (AAN) as well as three statewide Lone Star Press Awards for the same. He's co-author of the irreverent appreciation, Skeletons from the Opera Closet (St. Martin's Press), now in its fourth printing.
Contact: D. L. Groover