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AFS Announces 2019 Feature Grant Recipients
When you're an independent filmmaker, a few dollars can be the difference between an abandoned project and a completed movie. That's why the Austin Film Society Grants are such a vital part of the state's moviemaking scene, and today's announcement of recipients for 2019 adds a dozen new supported projects to the hundreds already backed.

10:00AM Wed. Sep. 4, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

Blue Collar Movie Making at Austin Revolution Film Festival
Before there was an Austin Revolution Film Festival, there was a group of no-budget filmmakers wanting to screen their work for friends and family. “It was literally an inflated screen in my backyard,” recalled festival founder and director James Christopher.

12:00PM Tue. Sep. 3, Matthew Monagle Read More | Comment »

Richard Linklater Shooting 20-Year Stephen Sondheim Musical
Richard Linklater is going to the theatre. Sort of. This morning, the filmmaker confirmed that he's currently shooting what could turn out to be his most ambitious project to date: an adaptation of Stephen Sondheim's Merrily We Roll Along. Yet this is no normal stage-to-screen conversion, but a 20-year odyssey.

11:54AM Fri. Aug. 30, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

Traveling Through Time at the Speed of Life
Have you ever had the sneaking suspicion that the universe has been broken ever since David Bowie died? Liz Manashil, director of time travel romance Speed of Life, has the same feeling.

12:30PM Wed. Aug. 28, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

Traveling Through Time at the Speed of Life
One in a Crowd: A Stray Dog's Ruff Life
If there are two things Austin is known for, it's loving films and loving dogs. There's a new documentary that combines both, and its looking for your crowdfunding help right now.

11:30AM Wed. Aug. 28, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

Behind the Camera With the Capital City Black Film Festival
If there's a theme to this year's Capital City Black Film Festival, executive director Winston G. Williams points to the name of one of this year's panels: The Power of Film to Impact Change.

7:02AM Wed. Aug. 28, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

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aGLIFF Review: Transfinite
Trans joy, trans love, and trans lives are “as limitless as nature itself,” as the words under Transfinite read in this film’s title sequence.

12:21PM Mon. Aug. 26, Nick Yeager Read More | Comment »

aGLIFF Review: A Dog Barking at the Moon
In the first scenes of this film, there is a great deal that we do not know. We do not know that a main character will go on to join a cult. We do not know of the pain and cruelty cycling through her family. We do not know that the film will dissolve into a dreamlike masterpiece, a playwright’s magic captured on camera.

11:59AM Mon. Aug. 26, Nick Yeager Read More | Comment »

How The Pulse Nightclub Massacre Transformed "Conversion Therapist"
Conversion therapy - the quack science practice of using psychological and sometimes even physical torture to try to change a person's sexuality - is only explicitly restricted by law or statute in 18 states and a handful of cities. That's more horrifying than anything in "Conversion Therapy," the dark short screening at aGLIFF tonight.

7:00PM Fri. Aug. 23, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

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Austin Songwriting Genius Daniel Johnston Dead at 58 Eccentric singer-songwriter reportedly died of heart attack
Rooster Teeth Announces Layoffs, Restructuring Austin studio cuts 13% of staff
AISD's "School Changes" Process Places Equity Front and Center “Historically, this is a very racist city, and unfortunately, this school district is a part of that system"

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