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An Expanding Definition of Family
Karen Skloss' personal documentary explores mothers and daughters and the choices they make
Screens Story  March 13, 2009, by Sarah Jean Billeiter
"..."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..."

The Honor Farm Gets Psychedelic
Karen Skloss’ prom nightmare
Screens Story  March 9, 2017, by Richard Whittaker
"...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."..."

Austin Filmmakers Return to Horror
Karen Skloss, Owen Egerton, and Don Swaynos talk terror
Screens Story  June 29, 2017, by Sean L. Malin
"...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..."

One in a Crowd: The Honor Farm
Austin documentary expert Karen Skloss takes us back to school
DAILY Screens  December 29, 2014, by Richard Whittaker
"...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...."

TV Eye
The surprising crossroads of Glee and local doc Sunshine
Screens Column  April 30, 2010, by Belinda Acosta
"...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...."

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
"...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..."

Putting Your Money Where Your Mouse Is
Austin filmmakers on the promises and perils of crowdfunding
Screens Story  November 25, 2015, by Richard Whittaker
"...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..."

Short Cuts
UT filmmakers get Guggenheims, spots at Cannes, and more. Plus: SXSW is never over.
Screens Column  April 30, 2004, by Marc Savlov
"...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..."

Behind the Scenes
A peek inside Austin filmmakers' creative spaces
Screens Story  November 19, 2015, by Joe O'Connell
"...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..."

Our Man in Cannes
UT filmmakers and mo(o)re
Screens Story  June 4, 2004, by Russell Cobb
"...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...."

Austin Filmmakers’ Creative Spaces
PHOTO GALLERY  November 19, 2015
"...A drum kit slouches in the corner of Karen Skloss' home office. Her two dogs bump past looking for attention..."

Books on Film
Inspired by the collective unconscious
Screens Story  June 16, 2016
"...Karen Skloss..."

Artist Intensive Unveiled
AFS program fosters creative hookups
Screens Story  June 5, 2014, by Marjorie Baumgarten
"...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..."

Austin Film Society Announces 2013 Grants
$116,000 awarded to Texas filmmakers
DAILY Screens  August 28, 2013, by Richard Whittaker
"...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...."

Culture Flash!
Pay your respects to the late Boyd Vance, June means green for the Paramount and State, and six Austinites are officially 'New American Talent'
Arts Column  June 17, 2005, by Robert Faires
"...• 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..."

22, Two
The Austin Museum of Art has lined up the next 22 local artists that we ought to keep our eyes on
Arts Story  May 20, 2005, by Robert Faires
"...Karen Skloss..."

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)...."

Short Cuts
Back from Sundance and the town of Austin is springing back to life.
Screens Column  February 2, 2001, by Marc Savlov
"...C, in Elgin). Part One features local Austin artists Francesca Talenti, Karen Skloss, and Aaron Valdez..."

New Austin Film and Video, Part One: Projections
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...
Film Review  January 31, 2001, by Marjorie Baumgarten
"...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..."

SXSW Unleashes the Midnighters
Mayhem, 68 Kill, plus Behind the Mask retrospective
DAILY SXSW  February 7, 2017, by Richard Whittaker
"...• 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..."

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