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Other Worlds Austin Is Listening
Social media is supposed to be the great connector. But Khalil Sullins, director of sci-fi thriller Listening, isn't convinced that people are quite ready for such constant access. The technology may be there, he warns, "But it's not in and of itself making us great communicators."

3:30PM Thu. Aug. 27, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

Fantastic Fest Wave 2: The Martian, The Witch, and More
Fantastic Fest 2015 is less than a month away, and today the festival announced some of its biggest titles ever, with Ridley Scott's eagerly awaited The Martian, Patrick Stewart in Green Room, Tom Hiddleston in High-Rise, and the year's most hotly anticipated horror, The Witch, joining the schedule.

12:00PM Wed. Aug. 26, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

From Leather to Chiffon With Nina Proctor
The universe that exists in Robert Rodriguez's From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series, which the filmmaker describes as a "dark, dangerous, crime world with a supernatural edge," is packed full of action, mystery, creepy culebras (ancient snakelike creatures who survive by drinking human blood), and some unforgettable costumes.

12:30PM Tue. Aug. 25, Alexa Harrington Read More | Comment »

Austin Film Society Premieres Z for Zachariah
Z for Zachariah sells itself as a sci-fi thriller set against the remains of an unknown catastrophic event. But the postapocalyptic backdrop is perhaps its least important aspect, as the film acts more like a case study on human behavior.

4:00PM Mon. Aug. 24, Neha Aziz Read More | Comment »

The Big Bad Book of Bill Murray Is Totally Worthy of Its Subject
You remember: That one time when Bill Murray was in Austin for SXSW and he just kind of stepped behind the bar at Club DeVille, and later at Shangri-la, and started serving up the drinks?

10:00AM Sat. Aug. 22, Wayne Alan Brenner Read More | Comment »

Stoners, Killers, and Kissing Miss Piggy
If you're looking for someone to blame for Austin's ever-swelling population, then stop hunting. Topher Grace admits it was him. He said, "I had such an amazing time there, the way I talk about it would make people move there."

9:00AM Fri. Aug. 21, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

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Austin Film Festival Announces First Wave of Titles
While the Austin Film Festival's full slate of films and panels doesn't drop until mid-September, today they provided a preview by announcing 10 films to be screened at the fest known as "the writer's festival."

2:15PM Wed. Aug. 19, Josh Kupecki Read More | Comment »

One in a Crowd: Dough
Making a film is like making pizza. You may have all the proper ingredients, but you have to put it all together in just the right way to make it rise properly. New feature Dough has sifted its cinematic flour and sliced its tomatoes, and needs your help to get it in the oven.

12:50PM Mon. Aug. 17, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

Director David Lowery Reminisces About His Texan Outlaw Tale
The words "This Was in Texas" splash across the screen. The horizon tinges with a deep shade of a golden-brown as the two leads Ruth (Rooney Mara) and Bob (Casey Affleck) run across the prairie. Glimpses of sun filter through the pair as they embrace, strings strumming softly in the background.

1:10PM Wed. Aug. 12, Neha Aziz Read More | Comment »

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