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One in a Crowd: 'Calls to Okies'
From Okie Noodling to Sweethearts of the Prison Rodeo, Bradley Beesley is a familiar name around Austin's filmmaking community. But even if he lives in Austin, his roots remain in his native Oklahoma, and he's crowdfunding his latest documentary, Calls to Okies, to recall one Sooner State myth.

9:30AM Fri. Aug. 15, 2014, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

aGLIFF Announces Full Lineup
The Austin Gay & Lesbian International Film Festival has announced the complete lineup for the 27th annual event, which takes place Sept. 10-14 at the newly renovated Alamo Darfthouse South Lamar.

9:00AM Fri. Aug. 15, 2014, Marjorie Baumgarten Read More | Comment »

Housecore Horror Calls for More 'Saw
The Housecore Horror Film Festival had already announced that it will be the location of the official 40th anniversary cast and crew reunion of The Texas Chain Saw Massacre. Now the family gets bigger, with the announcement of special guests from The Texas Chainsaw Massacre Part 2, and anti-digital joy with special VHS and 35mm screenings.

4:30PM Thu. Aug. 14, 2014, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

Tarantino Sits in 'The Director's Chair'
"I've been preparing for this interview for 22 years." Those are pretty much Robert Rodriguez's opening words as he sits down opposite his old friend Quentin Tarantino for his show The Director's Chair. The episode, debuting tonight on the El Rey Network, is as much bonding session as retrospective.

1:38PM Wed. Aug. 13, 2014, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

Alamo South Lamar Is Alive!
It lives! Yes, after almost two years of a complete rebuild, the Alamo South Lamar will reopen on Aug. 16, with Michel Gondry's Mood Indigo as the centerpiece film for the weekend.

4:50PM Tue. Aug. 12, 2014, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

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.

1:45PM Tue. Aug. 12, 2014, Virginia B. Wood Read More | Comment »

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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.

8:15AM Mon. Aug. 11, 2014, James Renovitch Read More | Comment »

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.

9:00AM Sat. Aug. 9, 2014, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

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.

10:45AM Fri. Aug. 8, 2014, Marjorie Baumgarten Read More | Comment »

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