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American Hasi takes comedy from L.A. to India and Back Again
Dying is easy, they say, but comedy is hard.

11:45AM Sat. Jun. 15, Wayne Alan Brenner Read More | Comment »

The Ones Who Will Take Your Dead
Winston Wolf. Charlie from John Wick. Crime drama has a long history of cleaners: Not the one who makes the bodies, but the one who deals with them, makes the corpses disappear. They're often a joke, a one-shot gag about how badass the killer is. That's not William, the begrudging protagonist of I'll Take Your Dead.

7:00AM Sat. Jun. 15, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

How The Last Black Man in San Francisco Traded Righteous Rage For Gentleness
Every completed film comes from a decision by a director to make that film right now. For The Last Black Man in San Francisco, director Joe Talbot said, "'Right now' is sort of funny, because it was five years ago when we started. I think what's even stranger about it is that 'right now' continues to feel relevant with each year."

8:00AM Thu. Jun. 13, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

In Memoriam: Bill Wittliff
A giant of Austin's film, literary, and art scenes, and a proud son of the Lone Star State who seemed to devote as much energy to preserving its culture as writing about it, is gone. One day after celebrating his 56th wedding anniversary with his wife Sally, William Wittliff – oh, let's just call him "Bill" – suffered a heart attack and died. He was 79.

7:30AM Wed. Jun. 12, Robert Faires Read More | Comment »

ATX TV Fest Recap: Flipping the Script on TV’s Male POV
If the male gaze seeks to depict women as objects, then the female gaze is when women become the subject. That proposition opened up the final day of ATX Television Festival’s eighth season, with a panel discussion on writers, directors, and shows destabilizing the male gaze on both sides of the camera.

9:11AM Tue. Jun. 11, Beth Sullivan Read More | Comment »

ATX TV Fest Recap: Taking the Future One Day at a Time
This year’s ATX Television Festival marked almost three months since Netflix announced its decision to not renew its contemporary re-imagining of Norman Lear's classic sitcom One Day at a Time, but the Stateside Theatre was packed with fans for a special screening and panel, cancellation be damned.

7:11AM Tue. Jun. 11, Beth Sullivan Read More | Comment »

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ATX Fest Recap: Vice News On Attracting Younger Viewers
How can news be done well? According to Vice News Correspondent Alzo Slade, “Good news is told through great stories."

11:35AM Mon. Jun. 10, Sarah Marloff Read More | Comment »

ATX Fest Recap: How Archer Made it Into Space
Sterling Archer has been a spy, a gumshoe, a pilot, and now he's a spacefaring rogue in the latest season of FXX's animated comedy Archer, which celebrated its 10th season with a special screening this morning at ATX Television Festival.

2:30PM Sat. Jun. 8, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

Help Save Vulcan Video at Today's Big Fundraiser
Ever watched Empire Records and got to the Save the Empire party at the end, where everyone gathers together to save their favorite record store, and thought to yourself, "I wish I could be part of something like that?" Today's your chance, as Vulcan Video holds an all-day party to help keep the doors open.

12:00PM Sat. Jun. 8, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

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