Movie Night at Nueva Onda

The FC and I, being broke and crochety college kids, are always up for good times on the cheap/free. So when we were looking up stuff to do for Wednesday and he found Nueva Onda’s monthly free Movie Night, we decided that was going to be our destination for the evening.Angela Pires and the MC
The FC (whose name is Evan and is okay with being called as such so there you go) and I got there about 15 till 8 and found some chairs next to a very nice couple who didn’t mind sharing their table with us. Nueva Onda is tucked away on the west side of SoCo past Magnolia and all that, it has a nice porch and the trees are strung with lights. The movies are shown on a biggish white screen outdoors, and tonight’s theme was “Short films from around the world” or something. One of the films’ auteurs, Angela Pires of The Color White, stuck around after the shorts for a Q&A session (pictured) that proved both highly entertaining and insightful. She even gave Evan the copy of White that she had brought to the screening, which was lovely of her.
The other shorts screened were the poignant Marjoun and the Flying Headscarf, the eclectic Room for Rudeness, and the hilarious/heartbreaking Mad Matt, every scene of which reminded me of old adventures with my brother and cousins. Thank you for that.
The Nueva Onda movie night is on the second Wednesday of the month, and I’m certain I’ll be there. Oh, and if anyone from N.O. reads this- my favorite Halloween costume was my senior year of high school- I was Kelly Osbourne, pink hair and everything.

2 Comments so far

  1. Jette (unregistered) on June 18th, 2006 @ 10:06 am

    I’m glad to hear you had a good time! I linked to your entry and posted more info on my new Austin film blog, Slackerwood (

  2. dave (unregistered) on July 1st, 2006 @ 5:53 pm

    Thanks, Lauren! Esp for that bit about your costume. :)

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