Viva sleaze! Viva exploitation! Viva arthouse weirdness! Austin's American Genre Film Archive has announced that it will be working with three genre home release specialists – Vinegar Syndrome, Arrow, and Severin – to put their incredible collections back where they belong: in the cinema.
Dont Look Back, D.A. Pennebaker’s black-and-white film of Bob Dylan’s 1965 concert tour of England, is a template for all the music documentaries that would come afterward. Released in 1967, the film is celebrating its 50th anniversary, and the Austin Film Society is honoring the film on Thursday, Jan. 19 with a screening at the Paramount Theatre.
Grab your fedoras. With the announcement of the donation of the complete Mad Men archive to the Harry Ransom Center at the University of Texas, the acclaimed TV drama about the professional and personal lives of advertising men and women of the Sixties, has landed a permanent home in Austin.
The Seventies were the golden age of Asian action cinema repackaged as U.S. exploitation, meaning there's a rich seam of voiceover and foley-tastic flicks ripe for a modern restoration. Why 1976's bizarre mafia martial arts Death Machines gets the digital cleanup so fast may mystify.
A behind-the-scenes drama about the fraught beginnings of the McDonald’s franchise, The Founder won’t open wide in theatres until Jan. 20. But you can get a sneak peek – or rather, an early ear to the ground – by tuning into director John Lee Hancock’s interview with On Story this Saturday (1/7) on KUT.
Today’s announcement of seven world premieres scheduled to play at South by Southwest 2017 includes the news that Terrence Malick’s Song to Song, a love story set against the Austin music scene, has been selected as the March 10 opening night film. The film festival runs March 10-19.
One great perk of being a film fan in Austin is that, with so many festivals, it's easy to get a sneak peek at titles that won't hit screens for another year. So here's a quick rundown
of some of the best, quirkiest, weirdest, saddest, most moving, and laugh-generating movies to which you can look forward.