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Ain’t It Cool With Harry Knowles Set to Air on KLRU

You could forgive the show’s Kickstarter funders for starting to think it had all been for naught. However, word has arrived today that the money they contributed to finance the taping of a second season of Ain’t It Cool With Harry Knowles has resulted in a deal for the show to be broadcast on KLRU-TV, beginning February 7, 2015. Read More | Comment »

8:00AM Mon. Dec. 22, Marjorie Baumgarten

Austin Film Critics Name Boyhood Best of Year

The Austin Film Critics Association has given Richard Linklater’s Boyhood top honors in its annual critics awards. A special honorary award went to the late (and formerly homeless) Gary Poulter, who delivered a stunning performance in David Gordon Green’s Joe. Full list after the jump. Read More | Comment »

8:00AM Wed. Dec. 17, Kimberley Jones

SXSW Film 2015 Coming Into Focus

Ava DuVernay, the acclaimed director of this season’s Selma, has been announced today as one of the keynote speakers at next March’s South by Southwest Film Conference and Festival. Joining her for separate kickoff speeches will be RZA, as well as Mark Duplass, who was previously announced. Read More | Comment »

12:40PM Tue. Dec. 16, Marjorie Baumgarten

Film Flam

With the year almost over, that means just one thing: The 2015 festival season is almost upon us, and the cavalcade of announcements and premieres means some local filmmakers should be busy booking flights. Read More | Comment »

4:00PM Mon. Dec. 15, Richard Whittaker

One in a Crowd: Master Class

Do you want to learn to act like Tom Perkins, star of Skinemax's Born to Win, Nothin' to Lose? Then you need to sign up for his Master Class. Read More | Comment »

2:05PM Fri. Dec. 12, Richard Whittaker

Other Worlds Austin: Bon Voyeurage

"I'm a total voyeur," Bradley King states matter-of-factly to audiences at last weekend's inaugural Other Worlds Austin sci-fi film festival. Time Lapse has just screened, and the writer/director indulges our questions. "Not in the kinky sense …." [Laughter.] "All right, in the kinky sense." Read More | Comment »

3:50PM Tue. Dec. 9, Adrienne Whitehorse

Notes on Regarding Susan Sontag

When she died near the end of 2004, the great cultural and literary critic, essayist, political activist, feminist icon, and public intellectual Susan Sontag had lived much of her life in front of cameras and in the limelight, yet there were aspects of her life that remained in the dark. Read More | Comment »

4:35PM Mon. Dec. 8, Marjorie Baumgarten

It's a Wonderful Lie

Christmas movies usually come wrapped in a message: appreciate the little things; treat your fellow man with kindness; believe in Santa; don’t shoot your eye out. The moral of the story of the less-canonical Christmas in Connecticut? Lie through your teeth, and lovely things may come to you. Read More | Comment »

8:00AM Sun. Dec. 7, Kimberley Jones

One in a Crowd: APT 3D

Just because a film gets its world premiere, that doesn't mean it's completely finished. So when Apt 3D screens this weekend at new sci-fi festival Other Worlds Austin on Saturday, it still has some work to be done. Read More | Comment »

9:00AM Fri. Dec. 5, Richard Whittaker

Results Is In

The Sundance Film Festival just unleashed its traditional post-Thanksgiving torrent of festival news, announcing its 2015 competition slate for U.S. and World Cinema narratives and documentaries, plus the edgier NEXT program. Read More | Comment »

3:49PM Wed. Dec. 3, Kimberley Jones

RIP Paige Martínez

Paige Martínez, 52, an accomplished documentary filmmaker and a former member of the Austin film community, died on November 24 in Las Vegas, NM, where she was a graduate student in the Department of Media Arts & Technology at Highlands University. The cause was medical complications from a long-standing illness. Read More | Comment »

12:25PM Tue. Dec. 2, Paul Stekler

From the Vaults: Reheating Old Dishes

Planning for a trip to the multiplex this Thanksgiving break? It’s slim pickings. Only three new film releases: a sequel, a spinoff, and a second Western from Tommy Lee Jones. Read More | Comment »

10:02AM Thu. Nov. 27, Kimberley Jones

Boyhood, Kumiko earn multiple nods
 

Film Independent Spirit Award Nominations Announced

The Film Independent Spirit Awards – sometimes shorthanded as the indie film Oscars – just announced its nominations, and boy, are there are a lot of happy Texans today. Read More | Comment »

1:37PM Tue. Nov. 25, Kimberley Jones

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 »

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

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 »

2:50PM Mon. Nov. 17, Virginia B. Wood

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 »

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

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 »

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 »

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

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 »

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

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 »

3:45PM Fri. Nov. 7, Richard Whittaker

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