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Walter Hill, Keenen Ivory Wayans for AFF
Austin Film Festival is handing out the honors, as the script-centric fest is lauding legendary filmmaker Walter Hill and barrier-busting comedian-turned-TV mainstay Keenen Ivory Wayans with their Extraordinary Contribution awards in film and television, respectively.

1:45PM Thu. Sep. 7, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

Paging Through the "Page Two" Archive
In early August, Louis Black, this paper’s co-founder and co-owner, announced his retirement from the Chronicle. In this week's issue, he files his final “Page Two” column.

12:01AM Thu. Sep. 7, Kimberley Jones Read More | Comment »

Fantastic Fest Fills the Card
The Fantastic Fest second wave is here, and bigger than you hoped, including the closing night film Downsizing, some major animation events, a plethora of restorations, the true story behind Wonder Woman, and an international smorgasbord of wild and crazy cinema.

11:00AM Tue. Sep. 5, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

Your Weekend in Film
After a week like this one, we could all use a little escapism. A trip to the movies is your ticket to armchair travel, upgraded with belly laughs (good for the heart, too!). In addition to the still-playing Girls Trip, a ribald comedy about a girls' weekend in NOLA gone wrong, consider booking new laffer The Trip to Spain.

8:15AM Fri. Sep. 1, The Screens Staff Read More | Comment »

Austin Film Society Announces 2017 Film Grants
The Austin Film Society supports Texas filmmaking in myriad ways – workshops, work-in-progress screenings, mentorships – but perhaps its biggest impact is in its annual doling out of cold cash to needy filmmakers. How much cash? Over $1.7 million since 1996.

2:44PM Mon. Aug. 28, Kimberley Jones Read More | Comment »

Tobe Hooper, R.I.P.
Few and rare are the filmmakers that change the canon with their debut. Yet Tobe Hooper, who died Saturday at the age of 74, left an indelible bloody thumbprint on cinema with The Texas Chain Saw Massacre: not just for horror, but for independent moviemaking as a whole.

12:02PM Mon. Aug. 28, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

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Your Weekend in Film
From a must-see doc on the unrest in Ferguson, Mo., and a contemplative study of two loners adrift in a city of modernist architecture to a young girl growing up in Japan during World War II, and a striving hip-hop star trying to make it on the mean streets of New Jersey, welcome to this week's extremely eclectic recos from our own in-house experts.

9:00AM Fri. Aug. 25, The Screens Staff Read More | Comment »

BBC Names Top 100 Comedies of All Time
This summer, BBC Culture queried 253 international critics (including yours truly) to name and number the best comedy films ever made. The results of that poll launched Tuesday morning.

11:52AM Tue. Aug. 22, Kimberley Jones Read More | Comment »

Austin Film Festival Teases Lineup
The Austin Film Festival, set to take place October 26-November 2, has announced the first 10 titles scheduled to screen during its 2017 edition, its 24th. Included among the selected works are nine films and one television episode: the season finale of HBO’s The Deuce, created by David Simon and George Pelecanos, who will be in attendance.

10:16AM Tue. Aug. 22, Marjorie Baumgarten Read More | Comment »

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