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One in a Crowd: Leslie

As times change, people are drawn to commemorating the past. Now there are two documentaries in production that focus on Austin's more eccentric characters, and the latest centers on the town's most famous homeless resident/mayoral candidate: Leslie. Read More | Comment »

Film 3:15PM Fri. Nov. 21, Richard Whittaker

Broad City Limits

Broad City, on Comedy Central, has caught on for a reason – make that reasons: the well­-written scripts; the outrageous yet believable scenarios that friends ­­Abbi and Ilana get themselves into; and the many other characters that add to Broad City's lol­worthy world. Read More | Comment »

Television 4:30PM Wed. Nov. 19, Elijah Watson

Austin Outlander Fans See Another Side of Sam Heughan

What do two Austin women have in common with British film director Suki Singh, Scottish actor Sam Heughan, Outlander fans, and an online platform called Tugg? That would be tonight's one-time-only screening of Singh's 2014 Emulsion, which stars starring Heughan. Read More | Comment »

Film 2:50PM Mon. Nov. 17, Virginia B. Wood

DVDanger: Stuart Gordon Plays with Dolls

Between Re-Animator, From Beyond, and Dagon, director Stuart Gordon is the acknowledged king of H.P. Lovecraft movie adaptations. But with 1987's Dolls, he went for a different kind of dark fantasy. He said, "My favorite line is, 'Toys are very loyal, and that's a fact'." Read More | Comment »

DVD 8:00AM Sat. Nov. 15, Richard Whittaker

Mamma Dallas Wants You

Holla, queeeeeeeeen. Stop resting on purdy, and get out them chicken cutlets: Tomorrow, right here in the heart of Texas, HBO is hosting an open drag-queen casting call for a new pilot, Mamma Dallas. Created by Mike White – the mastermind behind Enlightened, Chuck & Buck, and School of Rock – the pilot is scheduled to shoot this March. Read More | Comment »

TV Eye 4:00PM Fri. Nov. 14, Sarah Marloff

One in a Crowd: Crazy Carl and His Man-Boobs

Filmmaking ain't cheap, but neither is finding an audience. But what about if a movie were free? Would you watch it then? How's about paying to make it free? Read More | Comment »

Film 11:33AM Fri. Nov. 14, Richard Whittaker

Gilmore Girls Reunion Coming to ATX Television Festival

For those of us who have been unable to stop streaming Gilmore Girls on Netflix, it's like our wildest dreams have come true. The ATX Television Fest announced today that Amy Sherman Palladino (the show's creator), Lauren Graham, and Alexis Bledel will reunite to celebrate the joys of Stars Hollow. Read More | Comment »

Television 12:42PM Thu. Nov. 13, James Renovitch

Always Be Chloe-sing

"Dammit, Chloe!" Whenever Jack Bauer uttered that phrase on 24 – which was often – it meant go-time for the easily irritated, eye-rolling IT savant played by Mary Lynn Rajskub … and fun for everyone watching. Chloe became a fan favorite, and now her popularity is luring viewers into comedy clubs to see Rajskub do stand-up. Read More | Comment »

Television 4:50PM Wed. Nov. 12, Robert Faires

Back a 35mm production, plus a Found Footage 3D update
 

One in a Crowd: "Slow Creep"

The reports of the death of 35mm have been greatly exaggerated. With filmmakers and archivists swinging for the fences to bring it back, add new UT short "Slow Creep" to the pushback against digital. Read More | Comment »

Film 10:00AM Wed. Nov. 12, Richard Whittaker

Billy Bates Makes Austin Tour Stop

The film Billy Bates, 75 percent of which is reported to have been shot in Austin at 10 downtown locations during SXSW, is on a national tour that stops in Austin on Wednesday, Nov. 12, before debuting on VOD on Nov. 18. Read More | Comment »

Film 3:40PM Tue. Nov. 11, Marjorie Baumgarten

Online Media Company Acquires Rooster Teeth

Rooster Teeth have been busy. Yet, despite their packed schedule of using record-breaking Kickstarter funds to film a full-length feature or releasing their first mobile game or starting an e-sports news show or opening a merchandise section at Toy Joy, they’re apparently being purchased by millennial-centric YouTube network Fullscreen. Read More | Comment »

Web 8:00AM Tue. Nov. 11, James Renovitch

Gabriel Mascaro Finds Lyricism in Wind-Blown Corners

The Brazilian artist and filmmaker Gabriel Mascaro will will be the guest of UT’s Department of Spanish and Portuguese and the LLILAS Brazil Center at screenings of two of his films, tonight and tomorrow, as part of the 2014 Latin American Filmmakers Series. Read More | Comment »

Film 2:00PM Mon. Nov. 10, Marjorie Baumgarten

DVDanger: How to Date in a Sci-Fi Universe

It's been said that there's nothing new in film, we just keep doing the same things over and over again: At best, we're creating hybrids of old ideas. Premature (IFC) clearly aims for Groundhog Day meets Porky's, and hits the target clean. Or not so clean. Its big special effect is lotion. Read More | Comment »

DVD 2:00PM Sat. Nov. 8, Richard Whittaker

Other Worlds Austin Gets Bigger, Stranger

When Bears Fonté announced that he would be holding the first Other Worlds Austin festival this Dec. 4-6, it was going to be a small affair, with one screen at the Galaxy Highland showing nothing but sci-fi films for three days. Now ticket demand has been so big, he's decided to add another screen and four new feature titles. Read More | Comment »

Film 3:45PM Fri. Nov. 7, Richard Whittaker

One in a Crowd: Mustang Island

Normally, when a Chronicle staffer is involved with a creative project, we issue a disclaimer before we write about it. With new feature Mustang Island, we'll yell it proudly from the rooftops. Read More | Comment »

Film 10:00AM Fri. Nov. 7, Richard Whittaker

Help Corey Mitchell’s Family

As the family and friends of local author and Housecore Horror Film Festival co-founder Corey Mitchell gather today to mourn his loss, an online fundraising campaign has been launched to help his wife Audra and their two daughters, Emma and Sabrina. Read More | Comment »

Film 4:00PM Tue. Nov. 4, Richard Whittaker

AFF Announces Audience Awards

Three days after the conclusion of its 2014 edition, the Austin Film Festival has released the titles of the Audience Award winners in all categories. Two films – the Comedy Vanguard feature Jimmy Vestvood: Amerikan Hero and the Student Short "Luke" – were also honored as recipients of the Jury Awards for their categories. Read More | Comment »

Film 3:35PM Tue. Nov. 4, Marjorie Baumgarten

DVDanger: Every Day Is Halloween

Oh, Halloween. All that effort putting up decorations, handing out chocolate to trick-or-treaters, finessing horror must-watch lists. And then it's all gone, like candy wrappers blown away in the fall wind. Read More | Comment »

DVD 1:15PM Tue. Nov. 4, Richard Whittaker

Remembering Corey Mitchell

Your first instinct is that it’s some mistake, maybe a really misguided Internet prank. You’d just talked to him the night before – texted that morning. It can’t be true. Read More | Comment »

Film 3:33PM Fri. Oct. 31, Richard Whittaker

Guzu Gets Ghoulish

Y'know, it's Halloween, and a disappointing number of Austin homes have bothered putting any spooky decorations up. Seems like Guzu Gallery has cornered all the sinister seasonal spirit, with their new terror-themed gallery show Icons of Horror getting its grand(guignol) opening tonight. Read More | Comment »

Film 1:05PM Fri. Oct. 31, Richard Whittaker

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