The History and Historiography of MLK/FBI
For 30 years, from PBS's Eyes on the Prize through last year's Mr. Soul!, Sam Pollard has been one of the most important documentarians of the civil rights struggle. His latest, MLK/FBI, may be his most challenging yet, because it runs into that thorniest of challenges. It's that old adage: Consider the source.

10:00PM Wed. Jan. 20, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

Drafthouse Films Returns to Release Jallikattu
Drafthouse Films is back: the distribution arm of the Austin-based Alamo Drafthouse theatre chain is releasing its first film in five years, having acquired the Indian political allegory Jallikattu.

3:30PM Wed. Jan. 20, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

Living With Dying in Our Friend
Dying is not a moment. It's not a switch being flicked off. It's a process - sometimes brief, sometimes drawn out for years - and in Our Friend director Gabriela Cowperthwaite wanted to show that.

8:00AM Wed. Jan. 20, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

Bears Rebecca Fonté Joins aGLIFF as Artistic Director
Big news at Austin's oldest film festival: Bears Rebecca Fonté will be Jim Brunzell's successor as artistic director for aGLIFF, the All Genders, Lifestyles, and Identities Film Festival.

4:50PM Thu. Jan. 14, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

Robert Lorenz Takes Aim at The Marksman
When you hear the words "Liam Neeson" and "action thriller," you'll automatically have an image of his Taken career; and if you hear "Hollywood border cartel movie," you'll envision all the clichés. But director Robert Lorenz said he wants to subvert those expectations with his new meditation on violence, The Marksman.

2:30PM Thu. Jan. 14, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

Demi Lovato Doc Opening SXSW Film 2021
Music, film, and a social conscience have always underpinned SXSW, and the three converge as Demi Lovato: Dance With the Devil has just been announced as the opening night title for this year's virtual festival.

1:00PM Thu. Jan. 14, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

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Willie Nelson to Deliver SXSW Online Conference Keynote
Who's a bestselling author, weed entrepreneur, martial arts black belt, and now a SXSW Online 2021 keynote speaker? Willie Nelson, that's who (oh, yeah, and he may have written a tune or two).

11:00AM Wed. Jan. 13, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

AFS And Sundance Add Judas and the Black Messiah to Drive-In
Living up to their promise of bringing great new films from Sundance Festival to Pioneer Farms, one of the great betrayals of 20th century American politics has been added to the line-up of titles screened by Austin Film Society, as Judas and the Black Messiah heads up three extra titles.

4:45PM Tue. Jan. 12, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

Q&A: Colin Mochrie Goes to Summer Camp in Boys vs. Girls
Between scheduling and technical issues, the era of Zoom interviews can feel like walking into a conversation halfway through. By the time Michael Stasko entered summer camp comedy Boys vs. Girls, star Colin Mochrie was discussing narwhals. "The unicorn of the sea," as the Whose Line is it Anyway? star described them.

9:00AM Tue. Jan. 12, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

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Rape Survivor Wins in Civil Court After plea deal, defendant hit with $2 million in damages

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