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42 articles in 2005   •   page 1 of 2

Film News

The 2005 numbers from the Texas Film Commission? Not bad. Gary Busey coming to town? Scary. Plus, Rhiannon Elizabeth Rodriguez-Avellán, Susan Youssef, and Tracie Laymon.

Screens Column, Dec. 30, 2005

Film News

Suzanne Quinn, the first and only director of Austin Studios, steps down; plus, news from Slamdance and the Independent Spirit Awards, Avril Lavigne, the Jim Henson Co., and Jerm Pollett

Screens Column, Dec. 16, 2005

Film News

Word from the Independent Spirit Awards and Sundance fronts; plus, 'No Pain, No Gain,' Bobby Cannavale, and 'Light From the East'

Screens Column, Dec. 2, 2005

Film News

Are the Coens coming back to Austin? Plus, Anne Rapp and 'Double Wide,' Jenn Garrison in Italy, and Jacob Vaughan kind of gets hit on by Dave Carradine.

Screens Column, Nov. 18, 2005

The Gumball Rally

An escapist romp from 1976, it's determined to have a good time, and what's wrong with that?

Screens Review, Nov. 11, 2005

Don't Hate It Because It's Beautiful

Arnand Tucker and Jason Schwartzman talk 'Shopgirl'

Screens Feature, Nov. 4, 2005

Film News

'Sin City' set for small screen? Plus: Amber Heard, 'Cavite,' and an Austin finalist for the Nicholl Fellowship.

Screens Column, Nov. 4, 2005

At the Austin Film Festival

Harold Ramis and Mike Judge receive awards; plus, go to for a list of film competition winners

Screens Feature, Oct. 28, 2005

Film News

Burnt Orange has been living in a cave, while Texas looks to be trending toward Santos; plus, 'Ape Shit,' 'Chainsaw,' and 'The Breakdance Kid'

Screens Column, Oct. 21, 2005

Film News

'Friday Night Lights' on the small screen – and in Idaho? Plus, the several recent successes of Tommy Lee Jones, 'Roller Girls,' Mike Judge, and more.

Screens Column, Sep. 30, 2005

Film News

What does Katrina mean for the Texas film industry? Plus, bidding goodbye to the Austin actress with the most beautiful eyes, Tomi Barrett.

Screens Column, Sep. 16, 2005

Film News

Prepare for Pepe Serna; plus, the fall slate and Dallas' counterpunch

Screens Column, Sep. 2, 2005

Film Treatment for the Really, Truly (No Kidding This Time) 'Last Picture Show'

The Rolling Roadshow takes over Archer City to screen Bogdanovich's classic among the people who inspired it

Screens Feature, Aug. 26, 2005

Film News

Kat in a hot Austin indie summer; plus, 'How to Eat Fried Worms,' Jeffrey Travis, and the rest

Screens Column, Aug. 19, 2005

Film News

Kadeem Hardison is in for 'The Cassidy Kids'; plus, 'Poodle Dog Lounge,' 'Rescue Me,' 'Mexican Sunrise,' and more

Screens Column, Aug. 5, 2005

Film News

'The King' finds a throne, Hanks finds another Wilson, and where you'll find time to help Marian Yeager; plus, Sandra Bullock should stay closer to home

Screens Column, Jul. 29, 2005

Film News

Action Figure's new digs; plus, 'The Cassidy Kids,' Native American shape-shifters vs. bounty hunters, and more

Screens Column, Jul. 22, 2005

Film News

The Texas Film Commission copes with big departure; plus, Kat Candler, shooting updates, and casting calls

Screens Column, Jul. 8, 2005

Film News

Rodriguez and Q.T. go back to the grind; plus, 'Screen Door Jesus,' back to Sundance, and all kinds of opportunities to get involved

Screens Column, Jun. 10, 2005

Neighborly Concern

As the Texas film industry tries to keep up with New Mexico's and Louisiana's, the Lege approves an incentive program tall on talk but short on funding sources

Screens Feature, Jun. 3, 2005

The Last American Virgin

Screens Feature, May. 27, 2005

Film News

The pair behind 'Dear Pillow' is at it again; plus, IFP issues, Cannes kudos, and Digital Light Processing lightsabers

Screens Column, May. 27, 2005

Film News

Linklater maps out our 'Fast Food Nation'; plus, Andrew Shapter, Dante James, and a Mitchum among us

Screens Column, May. 13, 2005

Film News

Making 'Room' for Kyle Henry in Cannes; plus, 'August Evening,' 'Everything in Between,' and 'Dallas'

Screens Column, Apr. 29, 2005

Film News

Summer shoots, Senate bills, and a few film festivals you should know about; plus, Bob Ivy plays with dolls

Screens Column, Apr. 15, 2005

Film News

Action: The state Senate and House incentive bills are in committee; a 'Scanner' delay; plus, Marc English, Joe Conway, and Sandra Bullock

Screens Column, Apr. 1, 2005

Panel: The Docs Box

Reviews and reports from SXSW Film and Interactive 05

Screens Feature, Mar. 18, 2005

Panel: Making Fun of Filmmaking

Screens Feature, Mar. 18, 2005

Panel: DVD Futures

Screens Feature, Mar. 18, 2005

High School Record

Screens Feature, Mar. 18, 2005

Be Here to Love Me: A Film About Townes Van Zandt

Screens Feature, Mar. 18, 2005

A Life Without Pain

Screens Feature, Mar. 18, 2005

Film News

The Legislature's $20 million in proposed incentives to lure more film projects to Texas is emphasizing jobs and aiming to boost rural areas as well as larger cities like Austin; plus, Wes Anderson's next movie

Screens Column, Mar. 18, 2005

Pray Tell

'The Education of Shelby Knox'

Screens Feature, Mar. 11, 2005

Film News

Look no further than this alt-weekly's SXSW coverage for proof that Austin is the film capital of Texas, but don't forget some of the stuff going on 'Between the Scenes'

Screens Column, Mar. 11, 2005

Film News

No good deed goes unpunished, just ask Mopac Media's Kevin Triplett; plus, Explore UT and awards all over the place

Screens Column, Mar. 4, 2005


Seguin fest puts deaf, hearing audiences on level film ground

Screens Feature, Feb. 25, 2005

Film News

The stars are out already – just look around; plus Guadalupe Arts Center groups regroup and more industry news you won't find anywhere else

Screens Column, Feb. 18, 2005

Burnt Orange to Tell 'Children's Story'

A tale of two 12-year-old runaways is the next project from Burnt Orange Productions, the for-profit film arm of the University of Texas Film Institute

Screens Feature, Feb. 11, 2005

Film News

Finally, something louder than a whisper for incentives, but it'll take a roar; plus, Bill Plympton, Texas on TV, and Dinesh Potluri

Screens Column, Feb. 4, 2005

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