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Fantastic Arcade Announces 2016 Lineup
If things go according to plan, by late September the temperatures should dip enough to make leaving the house less suicidal. That means you can stop playing video games at home and play the video games out in the world with others. That’s where Fantastic Arcade comes in.

1:42PM Wed. Aug. 10, James Renovitch Read More | Comment »

Austin Film Fest Adds 10 Titles
The Austin Fall film festival season is right around the corner, and the lineup announcements are coming thick and fast. Last week, it was Fantastic Fest; now Austin Film Festival unleashes its opening salvo of 10 titles looking at sex, death, Red scares, games, and the original American punks.

11:00AM Tue. Aug. 9, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

DVDanger: Fantastic Fest 2015 Revisited
Festival films have a life cycle. Some drop by for a quick pre-release publicity boost, and some use screenings as a launchpad. With the latter, there's another cycle. About a year later, they start to make their way to home release. With the Fantastic Fest 2016 lineup arriving this week, some 2015 gems hit DVD and VOD.

9:00AM Sat. Aug. 6, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

Mental Health Care in Your Pocket
For the past six years, Journal to Save Your Life has served hundreds of adolescents and young adults across the globe as a web-based program. Now, founder Holly Werstein plans to take her mental health initiative mobile.

4:00PM Fri. Aug. 5, Annamarya Scaccia Read More | Comment »

New Grant at Other Worlds Austin
Indie filmmaking is a tough realm, with even a few hundred or thousand dollars making all the difference. Yesterday, the Austin Film Society announced who will be selecting winners of the AFS Filmmaker Grants: Now Other Worlds Austin is launching its own production grant, honoring one of sci-fi and horror's masters.

1:30PM Fri. Aug. 5, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

AFS Announces Filmmaker Grant Panel
Aside from hosting some of the most audacious and interesting films on screens today, Austin Film Society also manages one of the largest filmmaker grant programs in Texas. This morning, the society announced who will be picking the recipients, including two noted filmmakers and David Lynch's biographer.

10:00AM Thu. Aug. 4, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

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AFS Announces Filmmaker Grant Panel
Fantastic Fest First Wave Announced
Bite your nails in anticipation no more! Fantastic Fest, the Alamo Drafthouse's celebration of the weirdest corners of cinema, has just dropped its first wave of films, with peculiar children, a deep trip to India, VR craziness, and the return of the Tall Man.

12:00PM Tue. Aug. 2, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

AFS Announces Filmmaker Grant Panel
I Like to Watch: Better Things Than Stranger Things
It’s important to remember that Netflix Originals, going back to House of Cards, are inspired by the algorithm: Netflix’s unfathomably deep wells of data showed that the People of Netflix wanted a dark, snarky, political thriller about garbage human beings, and they provided exactly that.

9:00AM Sun. Jul. 31, Jacob Clifton Read More | Comment »

The Golden Age of Industrial Musicals Shines Anew at the Alamo Drafthouse
From roughly the 1950s to the 1980s, corporate America commissioned tremendous numbers of lavish Broadway-style shows about sales and service for industry conventions that weren’t open to the public. Some of those shows, though, were filmed. Yes, and – Guess who’s got a collection of those films?

11:30AM Fri. Jul. 29, Wayne Alan Brenner Read More | Comment »

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