"Monty Cristo" here.
EL MARIACHI is 20 years old. Wow.
This event was anounced a while back, but I decided to throw this out there since they just announced that El Mariachi himself, Carlos Gallardo, will be there in person.
For the benefit of those who didn't see the announcement, here's what goes down at the Paramount at 7:30pm next Thursday, August 30th:
• Screening of EL MARIACHI on 35mm
• Debut Screening of Robert Rodriguez's ISMAEL JONES AND THE EYES OF THE DEVIL, which Rodriguez made when he was 16 (with Carlos Gallardo starring as he also does in EL MARIACHI)
• Q&A with Robert Rodriguez and (just announced) star Carlos Gallardo
• Robert's band Chingón (which includes members of Mexican rock group Del Castillo) will play music from his entire filmography after the Q&A, accompanied by clips from each film on a screen behind the band
Grab tickets here. Here are the prices:
$65 Orchestra seating for screening & show
$50 Mezzanine seating for screening & show
$30 Balcony seating for screening & show
All proceeds go toward benefitting the Texas Filmmakers' Production Fund. Since 1996, TFPF has been helping make sure that independent movies can keep being made in Texas by providing grants to indie filmmakers.
It's a great cause, and keep in mind that the ticket prices equal a 35mm screening plus a rare short film premiere plus a unique Q&A plus a latin rock show. Maybe that isn't your thing, but it is for me. See you there!