Boomslang trailer: Filmslang

Patrick Riester as Peter Bishton in "Computer Chess," showing Sept. 14 as part of the Filmslang Festival. Photo by Kino Lorber, Inc.

Patrick Riester as Peter Bishton in “Computer Chess,” showing Sept. 14 as part of the Filmslang Festival. Photo by Kino Lorber, Inc.

The Lexington Film League is taking a cue from Austin’s South by Southwest Festival by presenting its Filmslang Festival as a prelude to Boomslang — you know, the Sept. 20-22 music fest featuring Sonic Youth’s Kim Gordon in Body/Head, Blonde Redhead, Adult., and a lot more.

The film festival will boast six events between Sept. 13 and 17, from local productions to Sundance Festival award winners. All screenings are at the Farish Theater in the Lexington Public Library Main Street branch, unless otherwise noted.

Local music video screening, 7 p.m. Sept. 13. This is a juried lineup of music shorts by local filmmakers.

What is a Group? 3 p.m. Sept. 14. Musician Ian Svenonius’ sci-fi short looks at the significance of rock groups.

Computer Chess, 7 p.m. Sept. 14. The Sundance Festival award-winner about a competition among chess software programmers 30 years ago.

24 Frame Talk and Meetup, 3 p.m. Sept. 15, Tadoo Lounge. A presentation and conversation among local filmmakers featuring George Maranville, Michael Benton, Brian Frye, Robby Henson and others.

Short Film Night at Natasha’s, 9 p.m. Sept. 16, Natasha’s Bistro & Bar. Six short films by local filmmakers. $5.

Adjust Your Tracking: The Untold Story of the VHS Collector, 7 p.m. Sept. 16. Is VHS the vinyl of video? This film looks at the phenomenon of VHS collectors.





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