"...The Sundance Jury prizes for short films were announced on Tuesday at a special ceremony where Austin filmmaker Amy Grappell received an honorable mention based on outstanding achievement and merit for her short "Quadrangle."..."
"...Amy Grappell's video installation Quadrangle is part of the latest exhibition in the annual "New American Talent" series at Arthouse. It's a short and jewellike work of cinema, 20 minutes' worth of fine camerawork in which two separate interviews are arranged, with embellishments of still photography, into a dynamic diptych that often displays both interviews simultaneously, their timing set to provide complementary silences and dialogue...."
"...Or, a doc taking on a life of its own. Amy Grappell went to Ukraine in 1991 to both act in and film a historic first theatrical collaboration between New York's La MaMa Experimental Theater troupe and a Ukrainian group performing Light From the East, a play about the revolutionary theatre director Les Korbas, one of more than a thousand dissident writers and artists murdered by Stalin in a 1937 purge..."
"...In addition, any number of local filmmakers and/or Austin topics are covered. Amy Grappell's A Light From the East is a fascinating story of a troupe of actors in the USSR for a cultural exchange, who end up witnessing the fall of communism..."
"...Austin-based filmmaker and 2010 South by Southwest Film Festival honoree Amy Grappell is getting some play on HBO2. Her award-winning short "Quadrangle" gives an up close and personal account of her parents' marriage in the 1970s, when they began partner-swapping with another couple in their small Long Island community..."
"...Winner: "Quadrangle" (D: Amy Grappell)..."
"...You'll find Amy Grappell's video installation Quadrangle presenting a look into part of what the sexual revolution of the Sixties wrought among her parents and their closest friends. (More about this piece can be gleaned from "Amy Grappell's 'Quadrangle,'" p.31.)..."
"...(In the following list, the local directors are Liz Lambert, Nancy Higgins, Ryan Polomski and Frank Bustoz, Amy Grappell, Chris Elley, and a few of the short filmmakers.)..."
"...In the short doc category, Amy Grappell will screen "Quadrangle," which is described as "an unconventional look at two 'conventional' couples that swapped partners and lived in a group marriage in the early 1970s, hoping to pioneer an alternative to divorce and the way people would live in the future." (Go here for the Chronicle's August interview with Grappell.) And Austinite Elizabeth Mims produced "Thompson" (directed by her CAL Arts classmate Jason Tippet), which is described thusly: "Since second grade, Matt and Ryan have shared the bond of speech impediments, weapons, and things that go fast. But as their last days of high school speed by, the two friends find that their go-carts, dirt bikes, and RC cars can't outrun adulthood."..."
"...D: Amy Grappell..."
"...Documentary Shorts Winner: “Quadrangle” (D: Amy Grappell) Runner-up: “White Lines and the Fever: The Death of DJ Junebug” (D: Travis Senger)..."
"...I do think, however, that if you haven't seen the original, then this is going to be the weirdest fucking movie you've ever seen. It's just nuts, but in the best way that I hoped it would be." 'Slacker 2011': Roll Credits Scene Director 1) Bus & Taxi Bob Ray 2) Phone Call & Police Spencer Parsons 3) Coffee Shop Rusty Kelley/Austin School of Film 4) Been on Moon Berndt Mader 5) Co-op House Amy Grappell 6) Madonna Pap Smear & Street Scenes Karen Skloss 7) Never Traumatize a Woman Sexually Duane Graves and Justin Meeks 8) Recluses Paul Gordon 9a) Kids Jonny Stranger/AFS Film Club 9b) Boyfriends David and Nathan Zellner 10) Authoritative Sources Jay Duplass 11) JFK Conspiracy John Bryant 12) Mechanics Sam Wainwright Douglas 13) Interview Ben Steinbauer 14) Security Guard Elisabeth Sikes 15) Burglary Mike Dolan 16) TV Room Geoff Marslett 17) Sculpture Garden Bradley Beesley 18) Les Amis at Night, Drive, Blue Bayou Bob Byington and Clay Liford 19) Blue Bayou Carlyn Hudson/Reel Women 20) Pixelvision Miguel Alvarez 21) Concert at Continental Club & Morning After Scott R..."
"...Bryan Poyser's Lovers of Hate was selected to screen in one of 16 slots in the festival's dramatic competition. Amy Grappell's short film "Quadrangle" took home an honorable mention..."
"...Hosted and co-produced by SXSW Film Producer Matt Dentler, the third season of the series runs through January. This week's installment is Amy Grappell's Light From the East, which, when it screened at the 2005 festival, our Nora Ankrum wrote "When a New York acting troupe went to Kiev in August of 1991, they ....."
"...Logan's first film, a psychological thriller titled Family, will premiere at the Cannes Film Festival... Amy Grappell's doc Light From the East, which played SXSW 05, is set to premiere May 11 in New York City at the Pioneer Theater..."
"...Several of us decided it was Thanksgiving Through the Queer Eye. Said actress/filmmaker Amy Grappell, "It looks better and tastes better..."
"..."The South Rising," David Barker (30 min., documentary); "Graffiti," Juliet Dervin (30 min., narrative); Location, Location, Christine Felton (90 min., documentary); "Light From the East," Amy Grappell (53 min., documentary); Once Upon a Time in Kentucky, Scott Harris (148 min., documentary); Room, Kyle Henry (90 min., experimental/narrative); White Dwarfs and Red Giants, Eric Hueber (90 min., experimental/documentary/ narrative); "Eating in Cubes," Jane Jo (15 min., animation/experimental/narrative); Texas Weeds, Mitko Panov (90 min., narrative); A Yeti in the City, T'Chaka Sikelianos (80 min., narrative); Bastard, Karen Skloss (60-80 min., experimental/documentary/narrative); "pupae," Divya Srinivasan (24 min., animation/experimental/ documentary/narrative); "Boyhood Dreams," Dorothy VanDeCarr (56 min., documentary); Dear Pillow, Jacob Vaughan (90 min., narrative); "After Twilight," Gary Watson (30 min., narrative); "Forbidden to Wander," Susan Youssef (53 min., documentary); and "Quasar Hernandez," David Zellner (9 min., narrative)...."
"...A scene by scene homage will be shot by a gaggle of great local working filmmakers. In addition to teams repped by the AFS Film Club, the Alamo Drafthouse, and Reel Women, individual filmmakers include Miguel Alvarez, Bradley Beesley, John Bryant, Bob Byington, Mike Dolan, Sam Wainwright Douglas, Jay Duplass, Chris Eska, Paul Gordon, Amy Grappell, Duane Graves, Berndt Mader, Geoff Marslett, Spencer Parsons, PJ Raval, Bob Ray, Elisabeth Sikes, Karen Skloss, Ben Steinbauer, and the Zellner Bros...."
"...Lana Turner). Local gal Amy Grappell examines more than one side of family drama (as it turns out, her own) with deftly split screen in the disquieting yet tender "Quadrangle." Jessica Edwards' "Seltzer Works," about the last hand-filled carbonated water bottler in New York, works its placid pace to defy "how it's made" made-for-TV roteness..."
"...Nov. 21, D: Amy Grappell..."