The stars and fans were out in full force at the Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar to see the premiere of the Austin Free-Net production of the Austin Matrix. As patrons filed into the theater, fans chatted with the stars, purchased raffle tickets for a chance to take home prizes, and viewed an informational slideshow about Austin Free-Net.
Austin Free-Net staff and volunteers were also on hand to present what they have spent months preparing, a light-hearted homage to the hit Warner Brothers picture The Matrix. This short film and public service announcement was made to highlight challenges job seekers face in this tough economy and the many ways that Austin Free-Net can help. After the screening, the talented cast and crew were introduced to great applause. A screening of the original Matrix movie followed the festivities.
Austin Free-Net Executive Director Juanita Budd said this of the evening’s events, “This is such an exciting time for our organization to have the capacity to promote the amazing components of Austin Free-Net through mixed media channels. We hope this short film will continue to educate the community about our mission and the many opportunities we provide.”
The Austin Matrix stars Darrell Mitchell, Keith Dejarnet, Bradley Brandt, and Christina Leidel. Screenplay by Lori Williams, Executive Produced by Sheena Harden, and Directed by John Pence.
For more information on Austin Free-Net, hours and locations of public labs and classes please visit www.austinfree.net.
Austin Free-Net (AFN) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization focused on providing technology training and access for the community, fostering skills that enable people to succeed in the digital age. AFN computer labs are open to all; our focus in on underserved communities. The knowledge we offer helps people obtain jobs, improve their lives and participate as active citizens. AFN’s office is located at 2209 Rosewood Avenue, Austin Texas 78702; phone: 512.236.8225. For more see austinfree.net
Source: Austin Free-Net