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Jeff Nichols Enters Texas Film Hall of Fame
Awards season is just around the corner, but the first accolades of the year are already here, with the Austin Film Society announcing that director Jeff Nichols and documentarian Hector Galán will enter the Texas Film Hall of Fame, while actor Tye Sheridan is the recipient of this year's Rising Star award.

11:00AM Tue. Nov. 15, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

Rooster Teeth Raised … How Much?
Rooster Teeth Extra Life, the 24-hour tele-game-comedy-a-thon charity fundraiser for kids' health care is over, and the total is in: $665,234 in donations, plus extra merch sales that boosted the total raised to $895,000. That blasts through the goal of $500,000, and pwns last year's #RTExtralife total of $560,000.

1:15PM Sun. Nov. 13, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

DVDanger: Dog Eat Dog
Paul Schrader pulls out his phone and flips through the photos. He stops at one image: the aging director, in a diner booth surrounded by grinning twentysomethings. They're not his grandkids. They're the team of young talent he hired to make his new thriller Dog Eat Dog. But he still beams with grandpaternal pride.

9:00AM Sun. Nov. 13, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

Rooster Teeth Gives an Extra Life
These are strange days, when you feel like doing good, but may not want to leave the house. Happily, mega gaming charity fundraiser Extra Life is on, and Austin's own Rooster Teeth is sacrificing sleep and sanity to raise money for kids' medical care.

1:30PM Sat. Nov. 12, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

The Lost Arcade and the Loss of Public Play
As personal consoles have taken the place of arcades, the whole idea of arcade culture has been pushed into a sort of forced obsolescence.

8:00AM Wed. Nov. 9, Will McCarthy Read More | Comment »

VR Austin Jam Makes Quick and Dirty Virtual Worlds
Being productive over the the weekend to the average person usually amounts to little more than cleaning the bathroom or planting some tomatoes in the garden before pouring a drink. But for the group of people soon to be gathered inside the Vuka event space, weekend productivity means working around the clock to construct new virtual worlds.

9:00AM Tue. Nov. 8, Tucker Whatley Read More | Comment »

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Enter the Domain With Other Worlds Austin
Techno-allegories, futuristic thrillers, and Anne Hathaway obsessives: The latest round of announcements for sci-fi film festival Other Worlds Austin and its Under Worlds Austin horror sub-strand has it all.

2:00PM Sat. Nov. 5, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

DVDanger: Last Girl Standing
Like any good Austin horror, Last Girl Standing makes a subtle nod to The Texas Chain Saw Massacre. But that's far from the only influence, or the most unexpected. Producer Rachel Moody said, "We wanted to make a Short Term 12 version of a slasher movie."

12:40PM Fri. Nov. 4, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

The Best Little Arthouse in Texas
Sometimes it’s really possible to get what you want: In this case, it's the best little arthouse in Texas. When it reopens in the spring, the expanded and remodeled AFS Cinema will be that arthouse. And you needn’t click your ruby slippers to accomplish this goal: An Indiegogo pledge will get the job done.

10:00AM Fri. Nov. 4, Marjorie Baumgarten Read More | Comment »

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