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Sending Postcards From the Great Divide
As department head of UT-Austin's Radio-Television-Film program, documentarian Paul Stekler has taught a few lessons. Midway through his new online series of election shorts for PBS, he's learning one too. He said, "Anyone that tells you that short films are easier to do than longer films, tell them they don't know what they're talking about."

9:00AM Sun. Jul. 10, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

The Mystic Western Game Jam Looks to the Stars
Nothing fires the imagination quite like the American West – the open sky, the merciless sun, myriad stars, and endless possibilities of glory, disaster, redemption, and damnation.

12:40PM Tue. Jul. 5, Tucker Whatley Read More | Comment »

RTX: Lloyd Kaufman Can't Stop
There are independent filmmakers, and there are independent filmmakers, and then there's Lloyd Kaufman. After 42 years as the mad magician behind Troma Entertainment and 47 director credits, he's still slaving away in the margins, "But I'm not bitter," he grinned.

12:00PM Tue. Jul. 5, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

RTX: Lloyd Kaufman Can't Stop
 
RTX: Nine Things We Learned About RWBY
How big a deal is Rooster Teeth's anime-influenced series RWBY? Friday's panel at this weekend's RTX festival filled the massive Austin Convention Center Exhibit Hall 1, then filled it again Saturday for a repeat. With a whole slate of programming all weekend, there's a pile of details about the future of RT's massive hit.

11:00AM Tue. Jul. 5, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

DVDanger: Elstree 1976
Film wisdom says that the only reason that Harrison Ford became a megastar was that Indiana Jones stopped him being just Han Solo forever, but Mark Hamill will always be in Luke Skywalker’s shadow. But what of those day players for whom standing near a landspeeder is their only brush with stardom?

8:00AM Sat. Jul. 2, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

I Like to Watch
Whether you’re celebrating over this very long weekend, or looking to set the tone for your summer, we’ve assembled some inspiring and/or necessary shows to watch until it cools off enough to get out there and party.

5:30PM Fri. Jul. 1, Jacob Clifton Read More | Comment »

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Welcome to Carnage Park
Director Mickey Keating knew his thrill-kill shocker Carnage Park had to be set and shot in the California desert, but that required remoteness came at a cost. “I wouldn’t recommend it,” said Keating. “We went out to Palm Springs, I thought no one would ever hear from me again."

10:00AM Fri. Jul. 1, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

RTX Hits ATX Again
It's been a big year for Rooster Teeth. Austin's online entertainment behemoth had its first movie, went international, and now returns to Austin, to celebrate with friends and fans at the sixth annual RTX fest. Rooster Teeth co-founder and RTX co-organizer Gus Sorola said, "I can't believe it happens again."

11:45AM Wed. Jun. 29, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

AFS Hosts Advance Screening of Pete's Dragon
Would you like to see a sneak peek at Disney's upcoming reboot of Pete's Dragon? Well, here's your chance, as the Austin Film Society is hosting an advance screening on Sunday, July 31, at the Paramount.

1:10PM Mon. Jun. 27, Josh Kupecki Read More | Comment »

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