"...Now, this isn't generally the kind of information people look for from a night out at the movies, and no one would fault you for choosing to stay far away from any film that was only out to spread those kinds of statistics around. But while Austin filmmaker Layton Blaylock's directorial debut, Art From the Streets, doesn't shy away from the cold truths about the homeless epidemic, its aim isn't to depress or lecture but rather to point out a small but significant bright side to all the misery...."
"...The home town presence is strongest in the documentary section. Layton Blaylock, who captured the creativity of Austin's homeless community in 2008 with Art From the Streets, returns to the topic with his exploration of the city's radical experiment in building new lives after falling through the safety net in Community First, A Home for the Homeless..."
"...Speaking of the Austin Film Society, it is setting aside $10,000 annually to be awarded as travel stipends to filmmakers bringing their works to festivals around the world... Layton Blaylock will receive the very prestigious Emerging Cinematographer Award from the International Cinematographers Guild on Sept..."
"...The keynote speaker is film director John Badham (Saturday Night Fever, WarGames, Nick of Time, and many others). Some other workshop participants include Dwight Adair (Granite House producer), Sandra Adair (The Newton Boys editor), Layton Blaylock (cinematographer), Richard Lewis (documentarian), Elizabeth Peters (UT film instructor), and numerous others..."