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PHOTOS: Two Big Directors and a Rock Legend at Austin Premiere of New 'Sin City'

Austin Filmmaker Robert Rodriguez shared his latest film with his hometown Wednesday night. "Sin City: A Dame to Kill For" hits theaters across the country Friday but Austin audiences can see it today.

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The marquee at Austin's Paramount Theater for the Texas premiere of 'Sin City: A Dame to Kill For.' See more photos from the event in the slideshow above.

"Sin City: A Dame to Kill For" is Rodriguez's second collaboration with comics artist Frank Miller. The two first teamed up to co-direct the first "Sin City" back in 2005. On the red carpet Wednesday night, Rodriguez told reporters a third part to to the series could come if audiences respond well to this release.

Rock star Steven Tyler was on the red carpet for the Texas premiere. He preformed a song in the film that was written by Rodriguez.

Fellow Austin filmmaker Richard Linklater also attended the Texas premiere. His daughter, Lorelei, who stars in her dad'slatest film "Boyhood" was at his side. Linklater and Rodriguez joked they were both wearing the Austin filmmaker "uniform" – a black t-shirt and jeans.

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