Are you an aspiring screenwriter? Austin is the place to be--well, one of the places to be--to see movies and attend movie-making seminars. We are a festival city indeed: there are the Austin Film Festival, AGLIFF, and FantasticFest in the fall, and SXSW in the spring.
At any time of year, Austin Public Library can augment your screenwriting education; there's no better way to learn to write a script than to study scripts, and APL has quite a few. Search the library's catalog for 'shooting script' to find The Dark Knight, Nurse Betty, Adaptation, Sideways, The Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, and more. And at that same spot on the shelf (791.43), you'll find screenplays (as opposed to shooting scripts) as well as books on how to write them. The library owns a copy of the book pictured here, the screenplay (about a screenwriter!) of the 1950 thriller, In A Lonely Place, which you can also get from us on DVD.
APL has the whole package: screenplays, instruction on writing them, and the finished product: movies!