American Genre Film Archive Expands
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.

12:30PM Wed. Jan. 18, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

Dont Look Back Turns 50
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.

12:40PM Tue. Jan. 17, Marjorie Baumgarten Read More | Comment »

Mad Men Archive Lands at HRC
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.

2:30PM Thu. Jan. 12, Marjorie Baumgarten Read More | Comment »

SXSW Announces New Batch of Featured Speakers
Today, SXSW unveiled some more of their Featured Speakers for the Fest. Notable among the names are Game of Thrones co-creators and showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss.

10:00AM Wed. Jan. 11, Josh Kupecki Read More | Comment »

Film-Focused Radio Show On Story Returns
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.

4:10PM Fri. Jan. 6, Kimberley Jones Read More | Comment »

Terrence Malick Film to Open SXSW
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.

1:01PM Thu. Jan. 5, Marjorie Baumgarten Read More | Comment »

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Top 10 Festival Films You Haven't Seen Yet
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.

8:00AM Sun. Jan. 1, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

Top 10 Horror Films of 2016
Humor is subjective. Terror is arguably more universal. And as we stare into the unblinking, Sauron-esque eye of 2017, it's a good time to look back on the most terrifying cinematic and home releases of 2016.

8:00AM Sat. Dec. 31, 2016, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

Austin Says Farewell to Carrie Fisher
The hearts of film fans are a little heavier today after the death yesterday of writer and actress Carrie Fisher. So this week Austin's cinemas are paying tribute to the child of Hollywood royalty who became an icon as Princess Leia, and then became a whip-smart author and script doctor.

11:08AM Wed. Dec. 28, 2016, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

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