The Blanton Museum of Art
"..."You're endangering yourself and the child," 9-year-old Jasmine Harrison parrots in her deepest bass after a golfer chides her and her mother for lounging in the grass at Hancock Golf Course. Jasmine is one of the main subjects of Sunshine, a documentary directed by and featuring her mother, Austinite Karen Skloss..."
"...In this year's witching hour screenings, The Honor Farm bends the rules and reality among films that highlight gore and craziness. Austin-based writer/director Karen Skloss describes her magickal high school trip as "a girl watching all these levels of what people expect from her, and what's required, just melt away for a second, and making a choice and decision for herself."..."
"...As recently as this year's SXSW, Julia Halperin and Jason Cortlund's beautifully savage La Barracuda and Karen Skloss' psychotropic prom-gone-wrong flick The Honor Farm led this charge. Neither film adheres to a strict template of Tobe Hooper-like gore, offering instead modernist visions of a vicious – and quite particularly Texan – landscape..."
"...Part teen crush drama, part psychedelic psycho thriller: Director Karen Skloss' debut narrative feature The Honor Farm has a little of everything. Now it wants to add some crowdfunded support...."
"...Can I write at the same time about "The Power of Madonna" episode of Glee (Fox) and Sunshine – Austin filmmaker Karen Skloss' meditation on how the "unwed mother" has morphed into the more acceptable "single mother" in her lifetime? I'm going to give it a shot, because "The Power of Madonna" episode and Sunshine travel over similar territory. Each project's mission is distinctly different, but there is something curiously familiar in both...."
"...Director Karen Skloss and her director of photography Deb Lewis are losing the light as they put their own spin on Slacker's notoriously unforgettable "Madonna pap smear pusher" scene. Original location Liberty Lunch is no more, so they're shooting in front of Mellow Johnny's Bike Shop at the corner of Fourth and Nueces streets with a full, 35mm Panavision rig..."
"...It's how Austin-based Rooster Teeth raised nearly $2.5 million for the upcoming Lazer Team from fans already loyal to their brand. Editor-turned-director Karen Skloss didn't expect to crowdfund the whole $300,000 for her debut narrative feature, The Honor Farm, so her $50,000 Kickstarter target "was a way to show our investors that there was an audience for the movie." Fortunately for her, the campaign pulled in $55,715, but that was just one of the campaign's benefits..."
"...It's a story that needs to be told." Congratulations to both Panov and Spiro... In other UT filmmaking news, graduate students Karen Skloss and John Fiege have been invited to screen their short films at the legendary, 57th annual Cannes Film Festival, which runs May 12-23 this year in, of all places, Cannes, France..."
"...Kat Candler and Clay Liford pass each other in the hallway of Arts+Labor and laugh. Nestled in a corner of East Austin near where horses are stabled, Karen Skloss writes in her living room and edits in a larger office in the back..."
"...It was a good year at Cannes for the UT film program: Another student filmmaker, Karen Skloss, also participated in the Emerging Filmmaker Showcase, with an 11-minute film called "Smitten." Only two other universities around the globe displayed as many films...."
"...A drum kit slouches in the corner of Karen Skloss' home office. Her two dogs bump past looking for attention..."
"...The participants selected include Clay Liford (the director of Wuss and Earthling) and his film Slash, along with three other writing-and-directing partners and their projects. They are Karen Skloss (who directed Sunshine, and edited many award-winning works) and Jay Tonne Jr..."
"...It's particulalry good news for director Todd Rohal (The Catechism Cataclysm). His narrative feature Sweet Cheeks was awarded a total of $20,000, including the winning the Kodak Film Award and splitting the MPS Camera Award with Karen Skloss for The Honor Farm...."
"... Congratulations to the six Austin artists in "New American Talent: The 20th Exhibition," opening this weekend at Arthouse. Samantha Krukowski, Leah Markov-Lindsey, Jonathan Marshall, Denise Prince Martin, Adam Schreiber, and Karen Skloss all have pieces in the 2005 edition of this annual juried look at work by emerging visual artists from across the country..."
"..."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)...."
"...C, in Elgin). Part One features local Austin artists Francesca Talenti, Karen Skloss, and Aaron Valdez..."
"...New Austin Film and Video, Part 1: Projections explores the interactions between traditional art practices and the film and video media. Co-curated by Gail Sanders and Erica Shamaly the exhibit features work by Francesca Talenti, Karen Skloss, and Aaron Valdez..."
"...• and The Honor Farm, the debut narrative feature from Austin editor and documentarian Karen Skloss (Sunshine). Neece described the Austin-shot horror as "a different take on a road trip..."