"...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...."
"...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..."
"...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...."
"...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..."
"...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-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...."
"...“American Swing” (USA, 81 min.) U.S. Premiere Directors: Jon Hart, Matthew Kaufman..."
"...Some 70 features and 100 shorts comprise this year's slate, which also boasts a record number of U.S. and world premieres..."
"...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."..."
"...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...."
"...Burning Bodhi World Premiere Writer/Director: Matthew McDuffie..."
"...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..."
"...The Austin Film Festival dropped more of its 2016 lineup today, announcing eight titles, many of which are world premieres...."
"...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..."
"...• 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..."
"...The fest (running Oct. 13-20) is breaking out a series of world premieres in this initial dectet..."
"...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.)..."
"...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...."
"...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..."
"...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...."
"...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...."
"...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...."
"...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..."
"...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]..."
"...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..."
"...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...."
"...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..."
"...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..."
"...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)...."
"...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...."
"...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..."
"...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..."
"...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...."
"...A selectively small SXSW 2010 audience already got a first look at clips from Predators, and now Austin nabs the July 7 world premiere...."
"...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..."
"...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...."
"...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...."
"...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...."
"...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...."
"...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]..."
"...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...."
"...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..."
"...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...."
"...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...."
"...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..."
"...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..."
"...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..."