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Cinematographer Taylor Powell Has Two Homes Making Stoke
From Austin to Hawaii and back again
Screens Story  November 8, 2018, by Shalavé Cawley
"...Filmmaker Taylor Powell may live in Austin, but his second home is firmly and fondly in Hawaii. After spending several winters of his life in the Aloha State, Powell is paying tribute by serving as the director of photography on the upcoming film Stoke, which will play at Austin Indie Fest this weekend...."

Two lives intertwine across time in the latest from Todd Haynes
Film Review  November 3, 2017, by Marjorie Baumgarten
"...Haynes captures both periods with remarkable detail. Contributions by cinematographer Ed Lachman, costumer Sandy Powell (also a producer), music supervisor Randall Poster, and original music composer Carter Burwell all add to the distinctive spell cast by the movie..."

Books of a Lifetime
Dawn Powell: A Biography
Books Story  November 27, 1998
"..."Who really makes the jokes that Dorothy Parker gets the credit for?" asked the critic Diana Trilling in a 1942 review in The Nation. According to many of the New York literati of the Thirties and Forties, it was Dawn Powell, a writer Ernest Hemingway claimed was "the best comic novelist writing today." Though Powell was respected by her peers and impressively prolific, she never achieved a reputation to rival Parker's..."

SXSW Film Announces 2015 Lineup
Circling the Thunderdome
DAILY Screens  February 3, 2015, by Kimberley Jones
"...Popping up in the Documentary Feature Competition category is St. Edward’s prof Scott Christopherson’s Peace Officer, while in the Visions category, Ben Powell sets sail with Barge, about tugboat workers, and Sara Hirsh Bordo profiles local activist Lizzie Velasquez in A Brave Heart: The Lizzie Velasquez Story..."

Tug Life
Ben Powell's Barge takes a trip along the Mississippi
DAILY SXSW  March 14, 2015, by Kate X Messer
"...Austin filmmaker Ben Powell (“Phil Collins and the Wild Frontier”) grew up in Mississippi, hearing stories about “outlaws, people that just got out of prison, out there for their second chance” who work the river. Curiosity lead him to spending time with crews to demystify the myths..."

Austin Film Society Announces 2013 Grants
$116,000 awarded to Texas filmmakers
DAILY Screens  August 28, 2013, by Richard Whittaker
"...The list also shows how AFS continues to support filmmakers throughout the lifetime of a project: Hellion, Black Metal and Above All Else were recipients of grants in 2012, as was Ash (Nathan Duncan
's short doc exploring the abandoned parts of Austin State Hospital) and Russell O. Bush's examination of cultural tensions over the Asian practice of sky burials, Vultures of Tibet.
 Same goes with Computer Chess and Ben Powell's Barge, both of which were on the 2011 list...."

102 Dalmatians
God bless Glenn Close. She really gives this Cruella De Vil thing her all. She brings such relish to the role of the rotten archvillainess that the only thing these...
Film Review  November 24, 2000, by Marjorie Baumgarten
"...A few other secondary characters make little impression, save for fur designer Jean Pierre Le Pelt, played by an outsized Gerard Depardieu in randy animal skin getups that look like some bizarre collision between Tarzan and Iron John. In fact, costume designer Anthony Powell's creations for Cruella and Le Pelt rank as the film's most creative inventions..."

Austin Film Society Announces 2018 Grant Winners
Recipients show strength and diversity of Texas filmmakers
DAILY Screens  September 5, 2018, by Richard Whittaker
"...NOTHIN’ NO BETTER Documentary Feature in post-production D: Ben Powell and Bo Powell The people of Rosedale - black and white, rich and poor, young and old - invite you to peek into their lives in this fading Mississippi Delta town. A gently composed and subtly humorous portrait of the many personalities that make up a quintessential American community, still hanging on despite a painful past and an uncertain future...."

SXSW Scares & Shorts Revealed
Late-night fare and short film lineup announced
DAILY Screens  February 8, 2012, by Kimberley Jones
"...The Aggression Scale Director: Steven C. Miller, Screenwriter: Ben Powell 4 hitmen + $500,000 of stolen cash + 1 family = WAR Cast: Fabianne Therese, Ryan Hartwig, Dana Ashbrook, Derek Mears, Jacob Reynolds, Joseph McKelheer, Boyd Kestner, Lisa Rotondi, Ray Wise (World Premiere)..."

Neon Exodus
For 22 years, the electrified mural on Fifth Street has been a local landmark, but now it's coming down
Arts Story  March 28, 2008, by Wayne Alan Brenner
"...A nice chunk of change for a bunch of gas and glass, but, of course, it's the inspiration and craftwork, not to mention the interest compounded by history, that make for true value among unique objects fashioned by human hands. The mural – an anti-war statement influenced by the art of Terry Powell, crafted by Livingston and his apprentices John Hayward and Leith Hartell, driven by Frank Roberts' jury-rigged computer program – fairly glows with such value and interest...."

SXSW Film 2015 Rundown
Reviews, interviews, photo galleries, and more
DAILY SXSW  March 22, 2015
"...Peace Officer, Scott Christopherson Sir Doug & the Genuine Texas Cosmic Groove, Joe Nick Patoski & Augie Meyers The Jones Family Will Make a Way, Alan Berg Petting Zoo, Micah Magee We Are Still Here, Ted Geoghegan Barge, Ben Powell Ex Machina, Alex Garland 808, Alex Noyer & Alexander Dunn 7 Chinese Brothers & The Overnight, Jason Schwartzman Uncle John, Steven Piet Night Owls, Charles Hood 6 Years, Hannah Fidell Nina Forever, Ben Blaine Raiders!, Jeremy Coon & Tim Skousen Twinsters, Samantha Futerman & Ryan Miyamoto A Brave Heart The Lizzie Velasquez Story, Lizzie Velasquez & Sara Bordo T-Rex, Drea Cooper Hello, My Name Is Doris, Michael Showalter He Never Died, Henry Rollins & Jason Krawczyk Knock Knock, It’s Tig Notaro, Tig Notaro Rolling Papers, Mitch Dickman Frame by Frame, Mo Scarpelli iZombie, Rob Thomas SXSW Film Pro Tips [image-4] Photo Galleries..."

Film Flam
Aisha Tyler emcees SXSW Interactive Awards, and more
DAILY Screens  January 10, 2013, by Kimberley Jones
"...Ben Powell’s short doc “Phil Collins and the Wild Frontier” made its Kickstarter goal of $10,000 with days to spare, so the filmmaker has decided to set the bar even higher: $30,000 will secure him the rights to a new track by Phil Collins, whose book tour promoting The Alamo and Beyond: A Collector's Journey is documented in the film...."

C3 vs. KOOP and Why Softball Is More American Than Baseball
C3 beats KOOP Radio plus interesting softball historical facts
DAILY Sports  April 7, 2009, by Mike Crissey
"...KOOP got two outs early in the ninth inning but Quinn “Next On” Donahue and Huston Powell had back-to-back singles to give C3 Presents a five-run cushion. Charles “Franklin” Attal led C3 batters, going 3-for-4 with a double, triple, and 5 RBIs..."

SXSW Friday Picks & Sleepers
Friday night blurbage of SXSW
Music Story  March 18, 2011
"...A recent live LP on Jack White's Third Man Records should hold the tide for this spring's We Are the Champions. (Also: Sat., 11pm, Mohawk Patio) – Austin Powell The Bright Light Social Hour..."

ACL Music Fest Saturday Listings
ACL Saturday by the blurb
Music Story  October 8, 2010
"...Their latest, Constellations, is a more subdued, frosty affair, completing a seasonal four-album cycle bookended by recent 7-inch single "Candor" b/w "Clamor" for local indie Western Vinyl. – Austin Powell Austin Kiddie Limits..."

Thursday Picks
Music Story  March 14, 2008
"...Kimya Dawson, System of a Down's Serj Tankian, Tom Morello of Rage Against the Machine, Brett Dennen, Brendan James, and RX Bandits are all featured on the Young-curated soundtrack, whose proceeds benefit Iraq Veterans Against the War. – Austin Powell Horse + Donkey..."

ACL Music Fest Preview
Music Story  September 15, 2006
"...Chris Thile's Live: Duets with Mike Marshall and upcoming solo release How to Grow a Woman From the Ground (both on Sugar Hill) reveal his complete mandolin mastery, while siblings Sean and Sara Watkins provide a harmonious backdrop of acoustic guitar, violin, and vocals. – Austin PowellOkkervil River 5:15pm, Austin Ventures stage..."

New Year, Old Films
Mid-20th-century must-sees: Part I
Screens Story  December 30, 2005, by Louis Black
"...The Thin Man (1934; on DVD: Warner Home Video, $59.98) is probably the most obvious place to start – especially with The Complete Thin Man Collection, which came out in August – but if by some fluke you haven't seen it, it remains the gold standard. Starring William Powell and Myrna Loy as Nick and Nora Charles, a witty, loving couple that invariably become involved with murder..."

ACL Fest Sunday Picks
Music Story  September 7, 2007
"...– Austin Powell DeVotchKa..."

Live Shots
Music Story  August 16, 1996

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