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Short and Sweet With Other Worlds Austin
Just because a story is short, that doesn't mean it's short on story. This weekend's Other Worlds Austin festival is brimming with short films that build a whole world in a few minutes.

1:00PM Sat. Dec. 3, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

Rollerblades, Saxophones, and Aliens in Max Juren's Latest Film
When your film revolves around Rollerblades, saxophones, and an intergalactic interloper, you are bound to end up with something unique. That's surely the case with Bladeroller, a low-budget, sci-fi action film set in a futuristic world where a saxophone is the key to interstellar communication and possibly the planet's survival.

2:45PM Thu. Dec. 1, Will McCarthy Read More | Comment »

Austin Filmmakers Announced for Sundance
The annual announcement of the next crop of competition films slated for the Sundance Film Festival held in January always indicates that a new year is on the horizon. And I know a great many of us are ready to chuck off the dastardly 2016 and try our luck with a new calendar year.

12:40PM Thu. Dec. 1, Marjorie Baumgarten Read More | Comment »

DVDanger: Dead Ringers
Cinema has two of the most perfectly chilling insights into the messianic complex of surgeons. First is Alec Baldwin's "I am God" speech in Malice. Second is Jeremy Irons in Dead Ringers, telling his brother of a failed procedure: "There's nothing the matter with the instrument. It's the body."

11:00AM Wed. Nov. 30, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

Other Worlds and Under Worlds With Bears Fonté
Today may seem grim, but the future, well, at least sci-fi holds out some hope for a better tomorrow. As SF celebration Other Worlds Austin morphs into its latest incarnation, founder Bears Fonté said, "This is definitely our best festival yet."

11:55AM Tue. Nov. 29, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

Other Worlds Austin Adds Owen Egerton's Latest
Other Worlds Austin, the dedicated sci-fi film festival, is coming up this week, but they saved some big announcements for last. Joining cult faves and cutting edge creations, now OWA adds Austin author-turned-scriptwriter Owen Egerton's latest, The Axe Murders of Villisca.

12:45PM Mon. Nov. 28, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

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Other Worlds Austin Announces Mary Shelley Award Finalists
It's hard to imagine either science fiction or horror without Mary Shelley, the creator of fiction's greatest mad scientist, Frankenstein. That's why sci-fi festival Other Worlds Austin has the Mary Shelley award for women genre filmmakers, and the list of this year's finalists is out.

2:30PM Wed. Nov. 23, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

City Looking for Faces of Austin
Who is Austin? That's the question at the beating heart of Faces of Austin, the city-run short film project designed to highlight the voices, faces, and places that define this town.

3:45PM Tue. Nov. 22, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

ATX TV Fest Drops First Round of Panels
Now in its sixth year, the folks at the ATX Television Festival have become pros at wrangling the cast and creators of some of the most beloved TV shows (Friday Night Lights, Gilmore Girls, The West Wing) for reunions.

2:00PM Thu. Nov. 17, Josh Kupecki Read More | Comment »

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