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Sundance Report: Amy Grappell Honored
"Quadrangle" creator takes honorable mention at 2010 Sundance
DAILY Screens  January 27, 2010, by Marjorie Baumgarten
"...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 'Quadrangle'
The Austin filmmaker's video installation unveils an unusual family history
Arts Story  August 7, 2009, by Wayne Alan Brenner
"...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...."

Behind the Curtain
The Texas Documentary Tour: Amy Grappell's 'Light From the East'
Screens Story  July 8, 2005, by Anne S. Lewis
"...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..."

Page Two: Return of the Independents
'SXSW Presents,' season three
Columns  September 29, 2006, by Louis Black
"...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..."

TV Eye: Who's Sunny Now?
Matthew Perry, funny if not quite sunny, returns to TV
Screens Column  February 11, 2011, by Belinda Acosta
"...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..."

SXSW 2010 Film Awards
Audience, jury, and special awards
Screens Story  March 19, 2010
"...Winner: "Quadrangle" (D: Amy Grappell)..."

New American Talent: The Twenty-Fourth Exhibition
You'll find striking examples of people depicted in this rush of new artistic creation
Arts Review  August 7, 2009, by Wayne Alan Brenner
"...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.)..."

Page Two: Seasons Change, and So Do We
Our sports blog commences, 'SXSW Presents' continues, and Priest unmasks the past
Columns  October 6, 2006, by Louis Black
"...(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.)..."

Sundance Announces Shorts Program
Texans get the nod
DAILY Screens  December 8, 2009, by Kimberley Jones
"...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."..."

SXSW Film Reviews
Screens Story  March 18, 2005, by Nora Ankrum
"...D: Amy Grappell..."

SXSW Film Awards Announced
The envelope, please
DAILY Screens  March 16, 2010, by Kimberley Jones
"...Documentary Shorts Winner: “Quadrangle” (D: Amy Grappell) Runner-up: “White Lines and the Fever: The Death of DJ Junebug” (D: Travis Senger)..."

Moving Pictures
Twenty years on, more than two dozen filmmakers pay tribute to Slacker and a city in transition
Screens Story  August 26, 2011, by Marc Savlov
"...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..."

Dance, Girl, Dance
It was a good year for women filmmakers at a recharged Sundance Film Festival
Screens Story  February 5, 2010, by Marjorie Baumgarten
"...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..."

'SXSW Presents'
Light From the East
Screens Story  November 17, 2006
"...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 ....."

Film News
Austin picks up a 'Hitcher'; Linklater's Cannes deux attitude; and the rest
Screens Column  May 5, 2006, by Joe O'Connell
"...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..."

After a Fashion
It's the holiday season and Stephen is already ho-ho-Hoin' it up. What did the fashionable eat for turkey day?
Columns  December 5, 2003, by Stephen MacMillan Moser
"...Several of us decided it was Thanksgiving Through the Queer Eye. Said actress/filmmaker Amy Grappell, "It looks better and tastes better..."

TFPF Grant Recipients
The Austin Film Society's Texas Filmmakers Production Fund has announced its 2003 awards -- totaling $65,000 -- to 17 "emerging film and video artists in the state of Texas … whose work shows promise, skill, and creativity."
Screens Story  August 15, 2003
"..."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)...."

Restyling 'Slacker'
Local filmmakers join forces to reshoot the Austin classic
DAILY Screens  April 29, 2011, by Kimberley Jones
"...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...."

Daily reviews and interviews
Screens Story  March 19, 2010, by Kate X Messer
"...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..."

Page Two: Feels Like the First Time
On onion rings, barbecue, and the never-ending "Best of Austin" debate
Columns  October 13, 2006, by Louis Black
"...Nov. 21, D: Amy Grappell..."

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