Saturday, October 13, 2012

"BEER IS CHEAPER THAN THERAPY" Screening & Fundraiser

"BEER IS CHEAPER THAN THERAPY" Screening & Fundraiser 

Sunday at 3:00pm

Alamo Drafthouse Cinema
2700 West Anderson Ln
Austin, Texas 78757

"I'm 22 years old and I must have killed 30 people. The same thing that you were given badges for over in Iraq, you would be considered a serial killer over here, " says one soldier. "That is a very weird thought in your head, late at night."

A new documentary, Beer is Cheaper than Therapy, takes aim at the mental scars of war and paints a raw and haunting portrait of Killeen, Texas. This Army town is adjacent to the largest military installation in the U.S. , Fort Hood, and has a shockingly high rate of depression, alcoholism and suicide.

Dutch Filmmaker Simone de Vries wanted to know what is it really like to come home and be considered a hero when you might feel very different inside?

There will be Q&A with the director and people featured in the film afterwards.

Tickets are $8 and are available on Alamo's website at

Proceeds from the film go to the Fisher House, which provides a free home away from home for military families and military personnel during a medical crisis.

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Friday, September 7, 2012

Author and alum Kevin Powers launches new book

September 11, 2012
6-8 p.m.

Attend a launch party celebrating the publication of "The Yellow Birds," the debut novel of UT alum Kevin Powers. This work of fiction, drawn from Powers' service in the war in Iraq, has been praised for its brilliance and immediacy. Tom Wolfe calls it "the All Quiet on the Western Front of America's Arab Wars."

Lambert's Downtown BBQ, 401 W. 2nd St.


Contact: Marla K Akin | 512-471-1601 or

Sponsor: Michener Center for Writers, Texas Book Festival & Texas Monthly

Admission: Free

RSVP required at link; seating limited

City of Austin promoting Iraq war this Saturday.

Here's another chance to protest the war!

Welcome Home Iraq Veterans - Parade and Job Fair for Iraq Veterans is co-sponsored by the City of Austin.

Saturday at 9:00am

Austinites: come down to the parade.
Veterans: stay for the job and resource fair! (Want to participate in the parade? Email us at

Parade runs up Congress Ave. from Lady Bird Lake to the state Capitol.

For more info: or

9:00 AM: Parade kicks off at Cesar Chavez and Congress Ave
11:00 AM (approx): Parade concludes at the state Capitol; ceremony begins.
11:30 PM (approx): End of ceremony; job and resource fair begins in the Capitol Extension
4:00 PM: Job and resource fair ends.