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The Hundred Foot Journey Feast

If the trailers for the summer's newest foodie film have piqued your culinary curiosity, the Alamo Drafthouse Lakeline is offering a four-course feast on Wednesday, Aug. 20 that food-loving film fans won't want to miss. Read More | Comment »

Film 1:45PM Tue. Aug. 12, Virginia B. Wood

Fantastic Arcade Announces Spotlight Games

The Fantastic Arcade makes its triumphant return to the Drafthouse/Highball on South Lamar Sept. 18-21. As always, the playable portion of the Fantastic Fest is free and open to the public. Just show up and play some of the best indie games from around the world. What games? We’re glad you asked. Read More | Comment »

Gaming 8:15AM Mon. Aug. 11, James Renovitch

DVDanger: When Fine Actors Attack

Remember when being a leading actor in a horror movie was cool? Like, Jack Nicholson in The Shining cool, and not, "Why haven't you fired your agent?" cool? We do. Read More | Comment »

DVD 9:00AM Sat. Aug. 9, Richard Whittaker

Dames, Turtles, and More

The Austin Film Society will host the Texas premiere of Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller’s Sin City: A Dame to Kill For, the followup to 2005’s Frank Miller’s Sin City. Rodriguez will introduce the film and stick around for a Q&A afterward. The screening is set for Wednesday, August 20, at the Paramount Theatre at 7pm. Read More | Comment »

Film Flam 10:45AM Fri. Aug. 8, Marjorie Baumgarten

One in a Crowd: 'Iris'

Battle stations, people, this is not a drill. There's a local film project with only two days left on its crowdfunding plan, and they need your help to get over the line. Read More | Comment »

Film 10:08AM Fri. Aug. 8, Richard Whittaker

A Filmmaker Remembered

The German experimental filmmaker Harun Farocki died last week and the folks at Experimental Response Cinema leaped into action to plan a memorial screening tonight, 7:30pm, at the Austin Studios Screening Room. Read More | Comment »

Film 5:05PM Wed. Aug. 6, Marjorie Baumgarten

'Texas Chain Saw Massacre' Star Marilyn Burns Dies

One of horror cinema's great lights has gone out. Marilyn Burns, who played Sally Hardesty, the defining last girl in The Texas Chain Saw Massacre, has died at age 65. Read More | Comment »

Film 11:05AM Wed. Aug. 6, Richard Whittaker

Faster, Pussycat! 'GLIFF! 'GLIFF!

It's been a busy summer for Polari as they prepare to take over Alamo Drafthouse on South Lamar with the Austin Gay and Lesbian International Film Festival, September 10-15. Read More | Comment »

Film 10:35AM Wed. Aug. 6, Sarah Mortimer

Fantastic Fest Goes for the Big 10

Get giddy. Fantastic Fest, Austin's world-renowned celebration of all cinema geeky, strange, terrible and bizarre, has just announced its first round of brain-shredding titles. Read More | Comment »

Film 10:00AM Tue. Aug. 5, Richard Whittaker

Other Worlds Austin Finds the 'Dead Within'

The 512's freshest film festival, Other Worlds Austin, may not even kick off until December, but founder Bears Fonté is living up to his promise of bringing fresh new sci fi films to the screen with yet another special preview screening. Read More | Comment »

Film 3:30PM Mon. Aug. 4, Richard Whittaker

'Nixon by Nixon' Goes to the Tape

In the 40 years since he resigned from office, Richard Milhous Nixon has become an overblown caricature, infamous scofflaw, and stain on our national honor. With HBO’s newest documentary, Nixon by Nixon: In His Own Words, we get to hear from the man himself. He's a mixed bag. Read More | Comment »

Television 12:38PM Mon. Aug. 4, Rod Machen

SXSW Interactive Announces First Speakers

If you thought it was too early to start filling your SXSW Interactive 2015 schedule, you better update your calendar. The annual IT-in-culture gathering has announced the first wave of featured session speakers for next year's conference. Read More | Comment »

Tech 11:00AM Mon. Aug. 4, Richard Whittaker

DVDanger: 'Ginger Snaps'

"Out by sixteen or dead in the scene, but together forever." Read More | Comment »

DVD 6:19PM Sun. Aug. 3, Richard Whittaker

Jump on 'The Band Wagon'

Who is George Morris and why should his opinions matter to you? Long story short: George was a film writer who wrote for the Chronicle, as well as many other publications, in addition to teaching at Austin Community College. He was a friend and teacher of Richard Linklater, who dedicated Slacker to his memory. George Morris died of AIDS in June 1989. Read More | Comment »

Film 5:10PM Fri. Aug. 1, Marjorie Baumgarten

Who Doesn't Love a High-End Lesbian Hooker?

The Foxy Merkins, a quirky, lesbian comedy that premiered at the 2013 Sundance NEXT Weekend Festival and was an official selection at Sundance's 2014 fest, makes its way to Austin this Sunday. Read More | Comment »

Film 1:20PM Fri. Aug. 1, Neha Aziz

Jimmy Stewart Is Crazy in Love

Jimmy Stewart’s characters are not in their right minds this month at the Paramount, and it’s all because of love. Three romances playing this month in the Paramount Summer Classic Film Series portray the ramifications of infatuation as Stewart's characters are influenced into falling “madly” in love. And the consequences are not entirely positive. Read More | Comment »

Film 12:30PM Fri. Aug. 1, Erica Todd

One in a Crowd: 'U R a Dial Tone'

Big news, loyal Kickstart Your Weekend backers: We're changing the name of our weekly crowdfunding spotlight to One in a Crowd. To celebrate this change, we've got a local film project that is all about the spirit of communication. Read More | Comment »

Film 9:00AM Fri. Aug. 1, Richard Whittaker

How Roger Ebert Showed Me the Light

In the days before technology afforded us the luxury to shoot, edit, and distribute video from our pocket-sized iMachines, cutting a piece video together was limited to rigging up a couple of VCRs at home or gaining access to costly editing bays. Read More | Comment »

Film 12:05PM Thu. Jul. 31, Fernie Martinez

William Dear Says Freedom, R.I.P.

Remember the end of Easy Rider, with Captain America and Billy bleeding out in a ditch from shotgun blasts? Seven years later, William Dear let the bikers shoot back in The Northville Cemetery Massacre. Read More | Comment »

Film 5:20PM Wed. Jul. 30, Richard Whittaker

Loud, Fun, and Colorful

The Octopus Project's aesthetic has always been difficult to quantify. Experimental-electro-indie-pop-with-visual-flair is probably accurate, though the band’s founder Josh Lambert states it best, “When people don’t know our band, I usually say we’re loud, fun, and colorful.” Read More | Comment »

Television 3:20PM Wed. Jul. 30, Fernie Martinez

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