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The Austin Premiere of Short Film Works by William Wegman
Sept. 6 event at the Design Center benefits EmanciPet
Screens Story  August 31, 2007, by Toddy Burton
"...The film, "Dog Duet," was made in 1975 by the artist William Wegman. And the short, along with dozens of others, is screening as a part of the Austin Premiere of Short Film Works by William Wegman, a fundraiser benefiting EmanciPet, an Austin-based nonprofit attempting to eliminate pet overpopulation and euthanasia by providing low- or no-cost spay/neuter services...."

Other Worlds Austin Announces Lineup
New SF fest announces latest Amy Seimetz feature as closing title
DAILY Screens  October 16, 2014, by Richard Whittaker
"...4-6) had already announced water wars thriller The Well as its opening night film, and temporal headscratcher Time Lapse as its centerpiece film. Now The Resurrection of William Zero, which received positive notices after its world premiere at Fantastia Fest, makes its U.S..."

Other Worlds Austin Goes Intergalactic, Intercontinental
Steampunk, time travel, and zombie comedy join the fest
DAILY Screens  November 6, 2015, by Richard Whittaker
"...Second year, second wave: Other Worlds Austin, Central Texas' dedicated science-fiction film festival, has just added multiple features and shorts to its slate of U.S. and Texas premieres, including drama, comedy, a kid-friendly addition, and a new documentary on steampunk...."

Other Worlds Austin Proclaims No Men Beyond This Point
Sci-fi fest adds battle of the sexes mockumentary as centerpiece
DAILY Screens  November 13, 2015, by Richard Whittaker
"...No Men Beyond This Point D: Mark Sawyers Texas Premiere, Canada, 80 min. An alternate history deadpan mockumentary following 37 year-old Andrew Myers, the youngest man still alive. With women able to reproduce without men since 1953, they’ve stopped giving birth to male babies entirely..."

Fast Forward Austin 3
New music marathon blows the roof off Scottish Rite today
DAILY Arts  April 6, 2013, by Robert Faires
"...So they conceived of this eight-hour marathon, which was largely funded through a successful Kickstarter campaign – they reached their goal in four days – and secured space at Space 12 on East 12th. More than 150 people showed up to to hear line upon line percussion, the Austin New Music Co-op, the Aeolus String Quartet,the Bel Cuore Sax Quartet, student musicians from Anthropos Arts, and more playing everything from a minimalist masterpiece by Steve Reich to world premieres by Dan Visconti and Arnold Dreyblatt..."

Austin Film Festival: Awkwardness, Onscreen and Off
Technical issues and an understandably irate filmmaker mar what should have been a triumphant hometown premiere of 'Harmony and Me'
DAILY Screens  October 24, 2009, by Kimberley Jones
"...Austin-made comedy Harmony and Me finally got its Austin premiere last night, and it played great to the packed audience at the Texas Spirit Theater. Where it didn’t play so great? Up on the screen...."

Austin Film Festival Announces Full Lineup
AFF's finalized lineup
DAILY Screens  September 24, 2008, by Kimberley Jones
"...“American Swing” (USA, 81 min.) U.S. Premiere Directors: Jon Hart, Matthew Kaufman..."

Austin Film Festival Drops 20th Anniversary Lineup
'Inside Llewyn Davis' takes center stage
DAILY Screens  September 17, 2013, by Monica Riese
"...Some 70 features and 100 shorts comprise this year's slate, which also boasts a record number of U.S. and world premieres..."

Other Worlds Austin Adds Owen Egerton's Latest
Plus sci-fi fest's closing night title, and shorts
DAILY Screens  November 28, 2016, by Richard Whittaker
"...This latest announcement also includes three whole slates of shorts from around the world, including a swath of Texas and U.S. premieres, and the latest from Calvin Reeder, creator of the um – eye-opening short "The Procedure."..."

Austin Film Festival Full Slate
Marquee names include Ryan Gosling, Emma Stone, Patton Oswalt
DAILY Screens  September 14, 2016, by Richard Whittaker
"...Also watch out for several Austin projects, including the long-awaited local arrival of meta-horror Found Footage 3D as part of the Dark Matters strand, and the world premiere of Hot Air in the Comedy Vanguard...."

Austin Film Festival Announces Full Lineup
John Singleton and Chris Cooper to be honored
DAILY Screens  September 30, 2015, by Josh Kupecki
"...Burning Bodhi World Premiere Writer/Director: Matthew McDuffie..."

Austin Film Festival Unveils Complete Lineup
David Chase's 'Not Fade Away' opens fest
DAILY Screens  September 19, 2012, by Kimberley Jones
"...Levy, Abby Miller (Writers), Juan Cardarelli, Eric M. Levy (Directors) - World Premiere THE EYES OF THAILAND - Windy Borman, Tim O'Brien (Writers), Windy Borman (Director) GLOW: THE STORY OF THE GORGEOUS LADIES OF WRESTLING - Bradford Thomason (Writer), Brett Whitcomb (Director) I DO - David W..."

Austin Film Festival Announces Second Wave of Films
Jeff Nichols' Loving gets a Texas premiere
DAILY Screens  August 23, 2016, by Josh Kupecki
"...The Austin Film Festival dropped more of its 2016 lineup today, announcing eight titles, many of which are world premieres...."

Austin Film Festival Announces First Wave of Titles
Lineup drops the latest from Todd Haynes and a Hank Williams biopic
DAILY Screens  August 19, 2015, by Josh Kupecki
"...Included in the lineup is the Texas premiere of Todd Haynes' new film, Carol, starring Cate Blanchett, Rooney Mara, and Kyle Chandler. The film is based on Patricia Highsmith's novel, The Price of Salt..."

Austin Film Festival Snags Chappaquiddick as Closing Night Film
Full lineup includes Call Me by Your Name, Three Billboards
DAILY Screens  September 26, 2017, by Kimberley Jones
"...• The regional premiere of Call Me by Your Name, the much-buzzed-about adaptation from director Luca Guadagnino (A Bigger Splash) about a summer romance between a twentysomething academic studying in Italy and a teenager exploring his sexuality. (The film inspired a recent Twitter spat over age, consent, and hypocrisy, itself a perfect précis of the three-act structure.) • The regional premiere of Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, a black comedy from Irish writer/director Martin McDonagh starring Frances McDormand, an early front-runner for awards season..."

Austin Film Fest Adds 10 Titles
First wave includes Jarmusch, Stooges, Rooster Teeth
DAILY Screens  August 9, 2016, by Richard Whittaker
"...The fest (running Oct. 13-20) is breaking out a series of world premieres in this initial dectet..."

Austin Film Festival Drops and Gives Us 10
Lineup includes latest from Jonathan Demme, Alexander Payne
DAILY Screens  August 19, 2013, by Kimberley Jones
"...Also unspooling: the local premiere of Nebraska, from director Alexander Payne; the world premiere of Innocence, a horror film from writer/director Hilary Brougher; and Sombras de Azul, a Spanish-language, Havana-set story about bereavement from Austinite and first-time filmmaker Kelly Daniela Norris. (For the complete lineup with AFF descriptions, keep scrolling down.)..."

Austin Film Festival Showcases Linklater, Cumberbatch
First round of films announced mixes world and Texas premieres
DAILY Screens  August 20, 2014, by Richard Whittaker
"...21 Years: Richard Linklater World Premiere D: Michael Dunaway, Tara Wood (In attendance) A spirited look at the first 21 years of writer/director Richard Linklater's remarkable career, featuring interviews with collaborators Matthew McConaughey, Ethan Hawke, Julie Delpy, Billy Bob Thornton, Keanu Reeves, Jack Black, and more...."

Austin Film Festival Teases Lineup
AFF releases first titles scheduled for 2017 fest
DAILY Screens  August 22, 2017, by Marjorie Baumgarten
"...Local films and talent will also be in the spotlight. The romantic comedy Amanda & Jack Go Glamping, which stars David Arquette and Amy Acker and was written and directed by Austin filmmaker Brandon Dickerson, is set to premiere..."

Other Worlds Austin Adds Beyond Skyline
Companion to 2010 surprise success headlines first wave
DAILY Screens  September 25, 2017, by Richard Whittaker
"...Alongside that one-two-three punch of combat cinema talent, round one also contains a documentary world premiere, plus the returns of OWA veteran Roxy Shih (director of 2016's The Tribe, who produced this year's Mindhack), and scriptwriter and Mary Shelley Award nominee Kathryn Gould, who kicks off the Under Worlds Austin horror component with Gnaw...."

Where to Watch Game of Thrones’ Season 7 Premiere in Austin
Local watch parties, plus GoT trivia nights and menu specials
DAILY Screens  July 12, 2017, by Kimberley Jones and Jennifer Murphy
"...Because incest, patricide, and Melisandre’s witchy ways are best enjoyed in the company of fellow Game of Thrones fanatics, you’ll want to get to one of the many Austin watch parties scheduled for HBO's season 7 premiere on July 16...."

Austin Film Festival Announces First Wave
New films star Melissa McCarthy, Frankie Muniz, Joel Edgerton
DAILY Screens  August 21, 2018, by Richard Whittaker
"...She's far from the only recognizable name on the roster, with the world premiere of Frankie Muniz's new psychodrama The Black String, and Tessa Thompson (Thor: Ragnarrok, Sorry to Bother You) in neo-Western Little Woods...."

Enter the Domain With Other Worlds Austin
Sci-fi film festival adds world premiere, new score, and award winners
DAILY Screens  November 5, 2016, by Richard Whittaker
"...Heading up the list with its world premiere is extraordinary new thriller Domain. Directed by Nathaniel Atcheson (also responsible for Austin Film Festival comedy award-winner Herpes Boy), it follows seven survivors of a world-ending apocalypse..."

Austin Film Festival Announces (Almost) Full Slate
Opening and closing night films still to come
DAILY Screens  September 17, 2014, by Kimberley Jones
"...Other highlights include the world premiere of documentary 21 Years: Richard Linklater, a first look at the new Bravo hourlong series Girlfriend’s Guide to Divorce, starring House’s Lisa Edelstein and executive produced by Marti Noxon (Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Mad Men), and the promising-looking Disney animated feature Big Hero 6, about an inflatable robot and his human boy best friend. [image-2]..."

Spy Kids 2: The Island of Lost Dreams Premiere
The Austin premiere of Robert Rodriguez's followup to last summer's hugely successful Spy Kids will be presented the weekend before its national release and will be shown via digital projection....
Film Review  July 29, 2002, by Marjorie Baumgarten
"...Starring: Danny Trejo, Antonio Banderas, Carla Gugino, Daryl Sabara and Alexa Vega. The Austin premiere of Robert Rodriguez's followup to last summer's hugely successful Spy Kids will be presented the weekend before its national release and will be shown via digital projection..."

Gary Hart Biopic The Front Runner to Close Austin Film Festival
New films by Yorgos Lanthimos, Asghar Farhadi added to fest
DAILY Screens  September 12, 2018, by Richard Whittaker
"...That's just a fraction of the films announced today, including a quartet of world premieres: The Money Stone, Stuart Harmon's documentary about child gold miners in Ghana; cult psycho-thriller The Dark Red; amnesia shocker Undercliffe; and Love Goes Through Your Mind, about how mental illness rips an Indian-American family apart...."

New Wind to Blow Through Austin
Internationally recognized composer John Corigliano has chosen the UT School of Music to premiere his Symphony No. 3 for Wind Ensemble.
Arts Story  December 26, 2003, by Robert Faires
"...In the realm of symphonic music, the premiere of a new work by John Corigliano is major news. He is, after all, a composer who holds both a Pulitzer Prize (for his Symphony No..."

Other Worlds Austin Boards Battlestar Galactica
Festival honors legendary TV director Alan Levi
DAILY Screens  August 16, 2018, by Richard Whittaker
"...But Levi’s award is not the only announcement today. OWA has unveiled two titles for the festival, starting with the world premiere of Artist Depiction, celebrating a very different legacy – that of the NASA concept artists who created the visuals to explain space to the eager public..."

Austin Filmmakers Make International Festival Waves
Watch out Chicago (and Montreal, and Edinburgh, and London)
DAILY Screens  July 17, 2016, by Richard Whittaker
"...If you're feeling like a break from Austin's Summer, you could head to Chicago for the third annual Bruce Campbell's Horror Film Festival, hosted by the mighty chinned one himself. That's where you'll catch the world premiere of Found Footage 3D, the meta-horror by Austin filmmaker Steven DeGennaro and produced by formerly Austin-based critic Scott Weinberg and The Texas Chain Saw Massacre producer Kim Henkel (read about our set visit)...."

Game of Thrones' Missandei Stops by Austin
Nathalie Emmanuel talks about the new season of HBO's hit show
DAILY Screens  April 29, 2016, by Sarah Marloff
"...The British actress landed in town just in time for HBO’s GoT–inspired scavenger hunt, followed by a special screening of the season 6 premiere at the Alamo Ritz, sponsored in part by the ATX TV Festival...."

Austin Opera to Mount Manchurian Candidate
Kevin Puts' take on political thriller opens 2016-17 season
DAILY Arts  January 27, 2016, by Robert Faires
"...Artistic Director Richard Buckley has talked about the need for the company to explore the American operatic repertoire, as with the recent Carlisle Floyd Of Mice and Men, and he's long been interested in new work, so the selection fulfills his artistic agenda for Austin Opera. Still, it's bold programming, in part because The Manchurian Candidate opera is still so new – it only premiered at Minnesota Opera in March of 2015 – but also because its one-night-only showing in Austin comes only seven weeks before the presidential election..."

Gazing Back at Other Worlds Austin
Time Lapse dominates Cthulhie awards, plus festival highlights
DAILY Screens  December 13, 2014, by Richard Whittaker
"...The big winner in the features category was cause-and-effect crime thriller Time Lapse. Written and directed by Bradley King, it received its Texas premiere as the festival's centerpiece film, and went on to take best feature, best script, best actress for Danielle Panabaker, and best score..."

FF2012: Barking Up a Storm at the 'Frankenweenie' World Premiere
Fantastic Fest holds star-studded premiere for Tim Burton's latest
DAILY Screens  September 21, 2012, by Richard Whittaker
"...Ever wonder why people love Fantastic Fest so much? There was a woman at last night's world premiere of Tim Burton's new masterpiece Frankenweenie, and a lot of people were commenting on how great her dress was: A perfect Wednesday Addams outfit, but for a grown-up. That got the comments, not that it was Winona Ryder wearing it...."

'Predators' to Premiere at Paramount
The Austin-filmed franchise reboot to debut here July 7
DAILY Screens  June 22, 2010, by Kimberley Jones
"...A selectively small SXSW 2010 audience already got a first look at clips from Predators, and now Austin nabs the July 7 world premiere...."

Spy Kids Premiere
Anyone who's seen "Bedhead" or any of Robert Rodriguez's other early short films made in San Antonio with the acting help of his large squadron of brothers and sisters knows...
Film Review  March 21, 2001, by Marjorie Baumgarten
"...Kids might also have a good time at the movie's Web site: www.spykids.com/index_ie.html. To celebrate the Austin premiere at the Paramount Theatre, a street carnival will be held from 2-5pm outside the theatre..."

Austin Film Festival Snags Widows
High profile and local features fill out the schedule
DAILY Screens  September 25, 2018, by Richard Whittaker
"...That's just the beginning of a huge line-up, including 23 World, North American, and US premieres, ranging from Green Book (directed by Peter Farrelly, and starring Mahershal Ali and Viggo Mortensen on a road trip across the Jim Crow South), and Wildlife, the directorial debut of Paul Dano and the toast of the Toronto International Film Festival (read Marjorie Baumgarten's recap of that event here). They'll join already announced titles, like Yorgos Lanthimos' courtly intrigue drama The Favourite, and Jason Reitman's rehash of the 1988 presidential primary, The Front Runner...."

SXSW Film Recap: Ready Player One Premiere
Tech problems fail to dampen the excitement at star-studded event
DAILY SXSW  March 12, 2018, by Moisés Chiullán
"...Steven Spielberg himself was the first in a series of surprises at the world premiere of Ready Player One. Joan Jett dropped in to headline the afterparty, but the night's real unlocked achievement? The world now has a crowd-pleasing video game movie...."

Scenes From a Premiere: Top Chef Texas at Uchiko
Snarking and sipping at Uchiko's 'Top Chef' premiere party
DAILY Food  November 3, 2011, by Melanie Haupt
"...Is it a cliche to say that spirits were high in the moments leading up to the premiere of Top Chef: Texas, which as we all know by now, features Austin culinary luminaries Paul Qui (of Uchi, Uchiko, and East Side King fame) and Andrew Curren (24 Diner)? Well, so be it...."

Praise From the 'Predators' Premiere
How home-town talent made sequel possible
DAILY Screens  July 8, 2010, by Richard Whittaker
"...It may have been the presence of Oscar-winner Adrien Brody that generated the press scrum outside last night's Predators world premiere at the Paramount. Yet inside the biggest plaudits were reserved for the local crew that turned around a $50 million action movie in under a year...."

Five Movies to See in Austin This Week
Your weekly film guide for April 5-12
DAILY Chron Events  April 6, 2018, by Danielle White
"...AFF Audience Award Series This documentary about a world-record weightlifter’s journey after being publicly outed as transgender had its world premiere at the Austin Film Festival where it won an Audience Award. Director Michael Del Monte and subject Janae Kroczaleski will be at the screening Tuesday at Alamo Village, presented in partnership with aGLIFF. Get Tickets Caged Heat [image-5]..."

Austin Heads to Sundance
Zellners' latest and Blaze Foley film booked for Utah fest
DAILY Screens  December 1, 2017, by Richard Whittaker
"...Meanwhile, Netflix's Seeing Allred is being rebuilt down to the wire, to include more of feminist pioneer Gloria Allred's responses to the never-ending revelations of celebrity sexual assault and harassment, and will join the streaming service straight after its Sundance debut. Sundance also snagged the official world premiere of Armando Iannuci's historical farce The Death of Stalin, which got a secret first screening two months ago at Fantastic Fest...."

Point Austin: Summer Stock Agenda
The heat arrives with a litany of work for Austin and Austinites
News Column  June 29, 2017, by Michael King
"...On the CodeNEXT front, Council and the public continue to review the initial draft and maps, accumulating comments and corrections to be incorporated in draft No. 2 – making its premiere in August – now to be followed by another draft come late fall..."

Other Worlds Austin Review: Hidden Reserves
Fahrenheit 451 meets Glengarry Glen Ross
DAILY Screens  December 4, 2016, by Richard Whittaker
"...The old certitudes have always been death and taxes. In Austrian Stille Reserven (Hidden Reserves, which just received its North American premiere at Other Worlds Austin), even the inevitability of the grave has been ripped away...."

Austin Film Festival: A Conversation With Chris Cooper
An evening with the notable "character actor"
DAILY Screens  November 1, 2015, by Caitlin Moore
"...But during the filming of Adaptation, Jonze would request multiple takes for each of Cooper’s scenes and offer wildly different direction for each. Until he saw the film at its premiere, Cooper had no idea which takes Jonze had decided to use...."

Slooom’s Video Premiere
“Honey” from members of Les Rav and Capyac
DAILY Music  May 4, 2015, by Kevin Curtin


Video Premiere: The Blind Pets’ “TV Baby”
The treacherous path of a truck-driving bear
DAILY Music  March 30, 2015, by Kevin Curtin


Rodeo Austin Re-Enlists Dwight Yoakam
March madness at the Travis County Expo Center unveils lineup
DAILY Music  November 24, 2014, by Raoul Hernandez
"...My dear friend David Fricke had ventured north a decade ago for Rodeo Austin, but Jon Pareles from the world’s premiere daily hadn’t been. Guests of honor in the house, the Rodeo set us up with the best seats in the arena: directly above the bull chutes..."

Other Worlds Austin Has a Time Lapse
All sci-fi film fest announces centerpiece title
DAILY Screens  September 16, 2014, by Richard Whittaker
"...Fresh off successful festival screenings in Brussels, Seattle, Montreal's Fantasia, PiFan in South Korea, and Sci-Fi London, this will be the Texas premiere for Time Lapse. It will be one of seven sci-fi features screening at OWA, with a host of speculative fiction shorts to be announced along with the rest of the line-up on Nov..."

Tell Me in Toronto Premiere
Documenting the ATX6 at NXNE and beyond
DAILY Music  August 12, 2014, by Chase Hoffberger


Other Worlds Austin Finds the 'Dead Within'
Austin's newest film fest announces special preview screening
DAILY Screens  August 4, 2014, by Richard Whittaker
"...Shot mostly over one long weekend, and heavily improvised, Dead Within has already defied its ultra-low budget roots, with a world premiere at London's Film 4 Frightfest at the end of August, plus U.S. distribution via Millennium Entertainment..."

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