The Blanton Museum of Art
"...This is where Michael Tully comes from. He's a product of this boredom..."
"...Septien Emerging Visions D: Michael Tully, with Robert Longstreet, Onur Tukel, Michael Tully..."
"...Four particular indie films, in fact: Austin filmmaker Michael Tully's Ping Pong Summer, an Eighties-set coming-of-age comedy combining hip-hop, table tennis, and Susan Sarandon in high-waisted pants (debuts June 6 on VOD, Austin theatrical date TBD); Hellion, a much darker coming-of-age story from another Austin-proud filmmaker, Kat Candler, and starring Aaron Paul, Juliette Lewis, and breakthrough young actor Josh Wiggins (debuts June 13 on VOD; opens in Austin June 27); Megan Griffiths' Lucky Them (on VOD now), which stars Toni Collette as a jaded rock journalist investigating the disappearance of a musician, who also happens to be her ex; and Obvious Child, Gillian Robespierre's super-buzzy abortion romantic comedy starring Jenny Slate (opens in Austin June 20)...."
"...Those local Sundance Film Festival favorites you've been reading about – including Kat Candler's Hellion (starring the one and only Aaron Paul) and a trip through pitcher Dock Ellis' career in No No: A Dockumentary – will make their way to town as part of the Festival Favorites category. Joining them in that category are Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter, by the Zellner Brothers; Michael Tully's Ping Pong Summer; Drafthouse Films' The Dog; and, of course, Richard Linklater's much-anticipated Boyhood...."
"...Septien Director & Writer: Michael Tully A reclusive sports hustler returns home to his family farm after years of absence to reunite with his two eccentric, unhinged and emotionally damaged brothers. Cast: Robert Longstreet, Onur Tukel, Michael Tully, Rachel Korine, Mark Darby Robinson..."
"...The NEXT sidebar – earmarked for “pure, bold works distinguished by an innovative, forward-thinking approach to storytelling” – includes Michael Tully’s Ping Pong Summer, set in 1985...."
"...Director Michael Tully's Silver Jew showing as part of this year's SXSW Film 24 Beats per Second series documents Berman's brief sojourn in Israel, following him from the nightclubs of Tel Aviv to the Western Wall. Like much of Berman's music, the film's modesty is its calling card..."
"...The impact these projects will have on the local artistic and financial atmospheres is anyone's guess, but groundbreaking work continues to surface. Egerton chortles at his own productivity, saying, "I'm scheduled to shoot two horror films by the end of the year, which makes me sound incredibly successful." Michael Tully's anticipated Don't Leave Home, newly picture-wrapped, is also sure to terrify and entice; and James Bryan's Jungle Trap will screen in Austin next month, 26 years after it first began production, thanks to recovery work by Bleeding Skull (and Swaynos)..."
"...Deadline Hollywood reports that Hellion writer/director Kat Candler has signed with ICM Partners. Meanwhile, Ping Pong Summer director Michael Tully is now with Resolution...."
"...Don't Leave Home D: Michael Tully An American artist’s obsession with a disturbing urban legend leads her to an investigation of the story’s origins at the crumbling estate of a reclusive painter in Ireland. Cast: Anna Margaret Hollyman, Lalor Roddy, Helena Bereen, David McSavage, Karrie Cox (World Premiere)..."
"...• Local writer/director Michael Tully's film Ping Pong Summer, which also made its debut at Sundance, has been picked up by Gravitas. But why wait for its theatrical release when you can catch it at South by Southwest in just a few short weeks?..."
"...This year, Hollyman stars in two projects: a feature film, Don't Leave Home by writer/director Michael Tully, and an episodic series, Cleansed by co-writers/directors Flora Birnbaum and Sarah Scarlett Downing. She also makes her writing and directorial debut with the short "Maude." In it, she plays a babysitter in the gig economy who accidentally signs up to watch the daughter of an old classmate − now a successful lifestyle blogger...."
"...Of course, it wouldn't be South By without the Zellners, and brothers David and Nathan ride home with their latest, offbeat historical comedy Damsel. Mumblecore pioneer Andrew Bujalski takes a glimpse at the bizarre world of breastaurants in Support the Girls, while Austin director Michael Tully (SXSW 2014's Ping Pong Summer) deals in the supernatural with our SXSW cover star Anna Margaret Hollyman in Don't Leave Home..."
"...Ping Pong Summer D: Michael Tully (Rotterdam Film Festival)..."
"...Speaking of Austin movies at the cineplex this summer: There are a lot. Mark your calendar: PJ Raval’s documentary Before You Know It has a run at the Violet Crown Cinema June 20-26; Kat Candler’s Hellion, starring Aaron Paul and Juliette Lewis, opens in Austin on June 27 (and on June 30, Austin Film Society and Arts+Labor host a premiere party and screening with cast and crew in attendance); Michael Tully's Ping Pong Summer opens in limited release today – though no word yet on an Austin release date, you can watch it on VOD now; and Richard Linklater's eagerly anticipated, coming-of-age-in-real-time dramaBoyhood opens July 11 nationally and July 18 locally...."
"...As wholesome as it is intentionally awkward, director Michael Tully’s ode to the beloved “bad means good” cult classics lands somewhere between the lessons of Karate Kid, the predictable hilarity of National Lampoon’s Vacation, and a raunch-free version of Wet Hot American Summer...."
"...It needs to be seen at the Paramount." As for Richard Linklater's 12-year passion project Boyhood, Pierson said: "I didn't think things could get better than Before Midnight. For me, that was the ultimate masterpiece, Boyhood is different, but it's a singular achievement that is just remarkable." Less known is another Lone Star Sundance fave, Michael Tully's Ping Pong Summer, but Pierson was determined to show it here..."
"...• Film site HammertoNail.com, edited by Ping Pong Summer director Michael Tully is taking a unique approach to festivals in 2014: Starting with the Sundance Film Festival, Ted Hope and co. will watch and review a certain number of films (in his case, eight) in order to help spread positive reviews for indie filmmakers whose projects might otherwise have been glossed over in the media..."
"...Herrick replaces Bryan Poyser, who left AFS in March to pursue filmmaking full-time. Of Herrick's hire, AFS Executive Director Rebecca Campbell said, “Our search committee saw in Holly a next-generation leader who embraces the role of film in inclusive community dialogue, advocates for programs that bring economic opportunity to artists, and respects the century-plus history of a great art form.” In addition to gaining Herrick at AFS, Austin's independent film scene gets some fresh blood: Herrick's husband is Michael Tully, a filmmaker (Septien) and regular contributor at film site Hammer to Nail..."
"...Silver Jew (Drag City): Filmmaker Michael Tully follows indie rock icons Silver Jews on their first tour in Israel, candidly capturing reclusive songwriter David Berman in Zion...."