Catch the Chronicle on KOOP's Lights Camera Austin

Stream our look back at the last decade in Austin film

It was a big pleasure last week to be invited over to the studios of KOOP, Austin's noncommercial community-owned radio station, as a guest on the station's dedicated film show Lights Camera Austin, to discuss the last decade in local moviemaking and watching. Now you can stream the whole show.

In the 75 minute conversation, Chronicle Screens Editor Richard Whittaker and LCA host Robert Sims touched on a wide array of topics, including:

• The growth of Austin as a production center, and the growing number of filmmakers making a living here.

• What the decade meant for Austin's big three – Robert Rodriguez, Richard Linklater, and Terrence Malick (plus our pick for who is the number four).

• The rise and fall and rise again of the Texas Moving Image Industry Incentive Program, aka the film and TV incentives.

• Austin's growth as a TV town.

• The growth of festivals and how SXSW went from a big regional festival to a big festival, period.

• How the Alamo Drafthouse (and Fantastic Fest and Mondo and Neon) ruled the last 10 years.

You can hear the entire discussion over at www.lightscameraaustin.net, and catch Lights Camera Austin Thursdays at 2pm at 91.7 FM or streaming at www.koop.org.

And don't forget that you can also catch a revolving showcase of Chronicle writers and editors on KOOP on The Austin Chronicle Show, Fridays at 3pm.

Keep up with all our SXSW coverage at austinchronicle.com/sxsw. Sign up for our South By-specific newsletter at austinchronicle.com/newsletters for news, reviews, and previews delivered to your inbox every day of the Fest. And for the latest tweets, follow @ChronSXSW.

A note to readers: Bold and uncensored, The Austin Chronicle has been Austin’s independent news source for almost 40 years, expressing the community’s political and environmental concerns and supporting its active cultural scene. Now more than ever, we need your support to continue supplying Austin with independent, free press. If real news is important to you, please consider making a donation of $5, $10 or whatever you can afford, to help keep our journalism on stands.

Support the Chronicle  

READ MORE
SXSW Film Gets Latest Apatow, <i>Snowpiercer</i> Premiere
SXSW Film Gets Latest Apatow, Snowpiercer Premiere
Huge lineup includes new docs on St. Vincent, Ozzy, Zappa

Richard Whittaker, Jan. 15, 2020

Austin’s 2020 Film Festival Calendar
Austin’s 2020 Film Festival Calendar
Your print-out-and-keep guide for movie lovers

Richard Whittaker, Jan. 10, 2020

More by Richard Whittaker
Lucky McKee Talks His New Thriller <i>Kindred Spirits</i>
Lucky McKee Talks His New Thriller Kindred Spirits
Austin-made twisted tale of family bonds hits VOD this week

Jan. 25, 2020

Rooster Teeth Launches Harley Quinn Clothing Line
Rooster Teeth Launches Harley Quinn Clothing Line
Local studio reenforces its position as Warner's cool brand

Jan. 24, 2020

KEYWORDS FOR THIS POST

Lights Camera Austin, KOOP, SXSW, Robert Sims

MORE IN THE ARCHIVES
NEWSLETTERS
One click gets you all the newsletters listed below

Breaking news, arts coverage, and daily events

Can't keep up with happenings around town? We can help.

Austin's queerest news and events

Updates for SXSW 2019

All questions answered (satisfaction not guaranteed)

Time to vote! Music Poll 2019-20 balloting is underway   VOTE NOW