The Paramount Theatre will be showing two films about barbecue and breweries on behalf of the Texas Independent Film Network on Thursday at 7:30 p.m.
The first film is entitled “BBQ: A Texas Love Story” and is a 45-minute documentary about barbecue joints across Texas. It is narrated Ann Richards, former Texas governor.
“The second film is ‘Something’s Brewing in Shiner,’ which tells the reactions of residents of Shiner, Texas when Shiner Bock beer created a new flavor,” said Barry Smoot, theatre artistic director of the Paramount Theatre.
“BBQ: A Texas Love Story” received an Emmy Award Nomination for Best Cultural Documentary. It also won the Farmington Funny Film Festival Audience Award and a Telly Award. You can pick up a DVD today at many video stores or order the DVD online.
The Texas Independent Film Network is a program of the Austin Film Society. The network specializes in showing films made by Texas filmmakers and promoting them throughout the state. The Paramount has been one of their stops for the past two years.
The Paramount has been connected with the network for about a year now and shows a film once a month during the art walk downtown. Sometimes the filmmakers will even make appearances when their films are showing.
“If you are a college student that is interested in barbecue or beer, then this event is for you,” said Betty Hukill, executive director of the Paramount Theatre. “We still have tickets left and it’s worth it just to come to the Paramount.”
Tickets are available to purchase online at www.paramount-abilene.org, at the Paramount in person or at the door. Prices are $6 for adults and $5 for students, children, military and senior citizens.