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Children of Giant Speak
Sixty years after Giant filmed in Marfa, Texas, and went on to become a great American classic, you might think that few stories remain untold about this celebrated movie. But then again, you’re not Austin documentarian Hector Galán, whose Children of Giant debuts tonight on the PBS series Voces.

12:40PM Fri. Apr. 17, Marjorie Baumgarten Read More | Comment »

One in a Crowd: Strange Kids Club
Know your Madballs from your Micronauts? Your Teddy Ruxpin from your Rock Lords? Then you just passed the initiation test to join the Strange Kids Club, the Austin-based celebration of the time of Saturday morning cartoon trading cards, anthropomorphic action heroes, and scratch-and-sniff wonder.

10:30AM Fri. Apr. 17, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

Call Girl of Cthulhu Comes Knocking
In the history of indie horror-comedy, the name Call Girl of Cthulhu is up there with The Little Shop of Horrors and Cannibal Women in the Avocado Jungle of Death. "The title did come first," admits writer-director Chris LaMartina.

9:00AM Thu. Apr. 16, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

Q&A With Comedian Tig Notaro
In the documentary Knock Knock, It’s Tig Notaro, co-directors Michael LaHaie and Christopher Wilcha film comedian Tig Notaro as she travels around the country with fellow comic Jon Dore, performing in backyards, small living rooms, and cornfields.

9:01AM Wed. Apr. 15, Andy Campbell Read More | Comment »

Oh Me, Oh My, Oh iZombie
The world can be a surprisingly small place, and the strands that connect us are often unexpected. When TV writer/producer Diane Ruggiero-Wright started adapting Chris Roberson and Mike Allred's comic iZombie for TV, they quickly realized they had something in common: burlesque.

9:00AM Tue. Apr. 14, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

DVDanger: From the Dark
A woman. A man. An abandoned farm. A monster. When writer/director Conor McMahon created new vampire flick From the Dark, he deliberately stripped its down to the barest of bones.

9:00AM Sat. Apr. 11, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

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One in a Crowd: Bowbarian
Remember when crazy 2-D PC games were the be-all and end-all? Bowbarian, a new scrolling, arrow-'em-up out of Austin, definitely does.

4:10PM Fri. Apr. 10, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

Norman Lear to Receive AFF Award
It’s never too early to begin the announcements. The Austin Film Festival, which takes place October 29-November 5, has just announced Norman Lear, producer of the groundbreaking show All in the Family, as the 2015 recipient of the Outstanding Television Writer Award.

9:05AM Thu. Apr. 9, Marjorie Baumgarten Read More | Comment »

Death of an Extra: Odell Grant
Nobody had a face like Odell Grant. The lines curlicued and dug deep like an etching of the totality of time. Then he’d break into a grin and his light eyes would ignite with mischief and reckless youth.

3:30PM Tue. Apr. 7, Joe O'Connell Read More | Comment »

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