Will Robinson Sheff
This year's rock docs examine the 'outsider myth' and
more among the likes of Daniel Johnston, Townes
Van Zandt, and Wild Man Fischer
Screens Feature, Mar. 11, 2005
The Austin Film Society's Besides Almodovar: Other
Screens Feature, Dec. 3, 2004
Georgetown's Palace Theatre celebrates a weekend of Mary Pickford films.
Screens Feature, Jun. 6, 2003
In the upcoming series Driven into Paradise: European Émigré Directors 1933-1950, the Austin Film Society will be screening (at the Alamo Drafthouse) six classic films reflecting the ethical sensibilities and aesthetic innovations of these exiled masters.
Screens Feature, Apr. 18, 2003
Remembering Stan Brakhage, a giant of experimental film.
Screens Feature, Apr. 11, 2003
Like the movie, Burt Lancaster's title character -- an aging suburbanite who one day decides, on an afternoon lark, to "swim home" pool-to-pool through the back yards of his friends -- starts out lightly charming us, only to plunge into darker waters.
Screens Review, Feb. 21, 2003
The latest Austin Film Society free series examines the cinema of China's Fifth Generation filmmakers.
Screens Feature, Jan. 17, 2003
Cinescape offers a weekly home to microcinema.
Screens Feature, Sep. 20, 2002
Screens Feature, Sep. 13, 2002
South of the border, six stories high, at the Texas State History Museum's IMAX theatre
Screens Feature, Aug. 30, 2002
Reviled at the time of their release, silent cinema classics Metropolis and The Thief of Bagdad get their due at the Paramount Theatre this weekend.
Screens Feature, Aug. 23, 2002
Screens Review, Aug. 2, 2002
New academic tomes explore diverse film genres
Screens Feature, Jul. 26, 2002
Austinite Alana Cash screens two of her documentaries focusing on female scientists in a benefit screening for T.W.I.S.T. (Tomorrow's Women in Science and Technology Inc.).
Screens Feature, Jun. 21, 2002
Austin foley artist Buzz Moran strips the sound out of a forgotten kung fu flick and redubs it live at the Drafthouse. The result? Something to chop about it.
Screens Feature, May. 17, 2002
Gish plays the 15-year-old daughter of a brutally abusive prizefighter and Richard Barthelmess plays the sensitive Chinese shopkeeper who loves and briefly shelters her. Visually...
Film Review, May. 6, 2002
Ron Mann's jazz avant-garde exploration Imagine the Sound provides the perfect counterpoint to Austin Eye+Ear (which will screen Mann's film this Sunday in an E+E benefit): Both are bent on the blurring of artistic lines.
Screens Feature, May. 3, 2002
Local femme-centric film collective Reel Women presents Movie Hoot: local bands covering film's classic sounds
Screens Feature, Apr. 26, 2002
Greta Garbo is the siren whose insatiable sexuality threatens to tear apart blood brothers John Gilbert and Lars Hanson in this overheated and melodramatic masterpiece....
Film Review, Apr. 15, 2002
Silent but deadly are the grandes dames of pre-talkie Hollywood: Garbo, Bow, Gish, Pickford, Brooks. The Austin Film Society presents a new series honoring their early work.
Screens Feature, Apr. 12, 2002
Screens Feature, Feb. 15, 2002
Controversial writer Hanif Kureishi teams up again with director Stephen Frears for Sammy and Rosie Get Laid, a vibrant and uneven portrait of a Thatcher-era progressive relationship in perpetual crisis.
Screens Review, Nov. 9, 2001
G.W. Pabst and Louise Brooks' startlingly frank follow-up to Pandora's Box features Brooks as a woman freed and empowered by her sexuality. As a beautiful...