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Tribeca Film Review: Rather
What defines a great journalist? Is it simply skill and ability? There are plenty of talented journalists who are never called great. Is it being in the right place at the right time? No, because many mediocrities have been in the room for pivotal events. So maybe it's the willingness to be dedicated to truth in those era-defining moments.

2:01PM Tue. Jun. 13, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

AI, Strikes, and Burning It Down: Highlights of the ATX TV Festival
It started with one person clapping. Then a row of people. Then a second row. A third, and so on until the entirety of the Stateside Theatre was clapping in unison. That, Beau Willimon said, is what it's like to be in a union, "and we're pro worker, we're pro labor, we're pro union."

2:45PM Fri. Jun. 9, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

Legislature Signs the Check on a Big Boost for Texas Creative Industries
"It's amazing, it's historic, it's the best result we could have ever hoped for." That's how Austin Film Commission Executive Director Brian Gannon described the new funding totals for the Texas Moving Image Industry Incentive Program. But how much is it ... and what's the catch?

5:00PM Wed. Jun. 7, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

Geeky Lifestyle Brand BoxLunch Brings Exclusive Indiana Jones Pop-Up to Austin
When Indiana Jones went searching for rare items, he found himself in the Well of Souls or the Temple of Kali. Austinites will only have to brave the parking at Barton Creek Square this weekend for a chance to get their hands on the new BoxLunch exclusive merch for the rugged archeologist, all with a special new photo op.

6:20PM Thu. Jun. 1, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

Watch This: Highlights of the Original Austin City Limits Piano
As Austin City Limits looks to celebrate its 50th season next year, a celebration that kicks off with a panel at this year's ATX TV Festival, one important artifact from the show has been given a new life.

11:40AM Thu. Jun. 1, Doug Freeman Read More | Comment »

One in a Crowd: "So, That Happened"
Like many artists, Austin's creative community is increasingly turning to crowdfunding platforms to cover developmental costs. For potential backers, it can be hard to navigate all the sites out there, so we scour the web for local projects. Remember, do your own due diligence before you back anything.

4:00PM Wed. May 31, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

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Austin Film Festival to Honor Ed Wood Writers
The ongoing Writers Guild of America strike has focused attention on the importance of writers in cinema, a reality that the writer-centric Austin Film Festival (Oct. 27-Nov. 3) has always known. Now the festival has announced it will celebrate two quiet giants of the art: Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszewski.

11:00AM Tue. May 30, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

Farewell to the Danger God: Gary Kent (1933-2023)
There's a difference between legendary and simple fame – a mystique, a danger. Whatever it was, Austin stunt performer and filmmaker Gary Kent, who died Thursday in a South Austin hospice at the age of 89, qualified for legendary status, even if much of his career was invisible.

11:50AM Fri. May 26, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

Five Slices of Life at AFS Doc Days
AFS Doc Days, AFS Cinema's annual exploration of the best, most incisive, educational, and entertaining tales of true life, returns tonight. Founded in 2018 as an amplification of the Doc Nights series, the minifest proves there's more to stories than just fiction.

5:00PM Thu. May 25, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

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