Austin - Upstairs Inferno - Split Rice and posterLast week, I wrote about how local filmmaker Robert L. Camina won an award at the North Louisiana Gay and Lesbian Film Fest at the screening of his new film Upstairs Inferno, which chronicles the single largest murder of gay men in U.S. history. After a series of successes at festivals all over, from Palm Springs to North Carolina, Upstairs Inferno will finally receive its official Texas premiere. The bad news? It’ll be in Austin.

The documentary will screen twice as part of the Austin Film Festival — which, interestingly enough, is not a gay-specific fest, but a general mainstream one … a first for Upstairs Inferno. The first will be Nov. 1 and then again Nov. 3; Camina will be in attendance.

If you can’t make it down to the capital city that week, though, fear not — Camina informs me that a Dallas screening will soon follow.