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Amy Grappell's 'Quadrangle'
The Austin filmmaker's video installation unveils an unusual family history
Arts Story  August 7, 2009, by Wayne Alan Brenner
"...Amy Grappell's video installation Quadrangle is part of the latest exhibition in the annual "New American Talent" series at Arthouse. It's a short and jewellike work of cinema, 20 minutes' worth of fine camerawork in which two separate interviews are arranged, with embellishments of still photography, into a dynamic diptych that often displays both interviews simultaneously, their timing set to provide complementary silences and dialogue...."

The Family Stone
This likable romantic comedy runs the gamut of emotions – hitting tenderness, rage, remorse, and everything in between – but there are too many characters with too little chemistry to be a real keeper.
Film Review  December 16, 2005, by Kimberley Jones
"...There’s a lot to like here, including the nonissue of Ben’s deafness (characters often sign as they speak) and the consistent pleasure of the family dynamic. Writer/director Thomas Bezucha (Big Eden)’s likable film runs the gamut of emotions – hitting tenderness, rage, remorse, and everything in between – but it’s something of a speed trial: There are just too many damn characters, with the best ones taking a backseat to the dullish love quadrangle...."

Dudley Do-Right
Let me just say how much I have enjoyed the work of Brendan Fraser in the past. I first noticed him as the victimized preppy Semite in 1992's School Ties....

Film Review  September 3, 1999, by Marc Savlov
"...Based on Jay Ward's subversive and iconic characters from the early Sixties The Bullwinkle Show, this live-action version centers around the upright Royal Canadian Mountie's unrequited love for childhood sweetheart Nell Fenwick (Parker) and his clashes with arch-nemesis Snidely Whiplash (Molina), who also loves the pure Nell (who, in turn, also loves Dudley's horse, Horse). A more twisted love quadrangle you're unlikely to find outside of some of the more bizarre Internet adult sites, though there's absolutely nada in Wilson's film that could be even remotely construed as “adult humor.” For that matter, there's not even anything in Wilson's film that could be considered “humor.” It's that bad..."

Sundance Report: Amy Grappell Honored
"Quadrangle" creator takes honorable mention at 2010 Sundance
DAILY Screens  January 27, 2010, by Marjorie Baumgarten
"...The Sundance Jury prizes for short films were announced on Tuesday at a special ceremony where Austin filmmaker Amy Grappell received an honorable mention based on outstanding achievement and merit for her short "Quadrangle."..."

TV Eye: Who's Sunny Now?
Matthew Perry, funny if not quite sunny, returns to TV
Screens Column  February 11, 2011, by Belinda Acosta
"...Austin-based filmmaker and 2010 South by Southwest Film Festival honoree Amy Grappell is getting some play on HBO2. Her award-winning short "Quadrangle" gives an up close and personal account of her parents' marriage in the 1970s, when they began partner-swapping with another couple in their small Long Island community..."

SXSW 2010 Film Awards
Audience, jury, and special awards
Screens Story  March 19, 2010
"...Winner: "Quadrangle" (D: Amy Grappell)..."

Daily reviews and interviews
Screens Story  March 19, 2010, by Kate X Messer
"...Lana Turner). Local gal Amy Grappell examines more than one side of family drama (as it turns out, her own) with deftly split screen in the disquieting yet tender "Quadrangle." Jessica Edwards' "Seltzer Works," about the last hand-filled carbonated water bottler in New York, works its placid pace to defy "how it's made" made-for-TV roteness..."

SXSW Film Awards Announced
The envelope, please
DAILY Screens  March 16, 2010, by Kimberley Jones
"...Documentary Shorts Winner: “Quadrangle” (D: Amy Grappell) Runner-up: “White Lines and the Fever: The Death of DJ Junebug” (D: Travis Senger)..."

Dance, Girl, Dance
It was a good year for women filmmakers at a recharged Sundance Film Festival
Screens Story  February 5, 2010, by Marjorie Baumgarten
"...Bryan Poyser's Lovers of Hate was selected to screen in one of 16 slots in the festival's dramatic competition. Amy Grappell's short film "Quadrangle" took home an honorable mention..."

Sundance Announces Shorts Program
Texans get the nod
DAILY Screens  December 8, 2009, by Kimberley Jones
"...In the short doc category, Amy Grappell will screen "Quadrangle," which is described as "an unconventional look at two 'conventional' couples that swapped partners and lived in a group marriage in the early 1970s, hoping to pioneer an alternative to divorce and the way people would live in the future." (Go here for the Chronicle's August interview with Grappell.) And Austinite Elizabeth Mims produced "Thompson" (directed by her CAL Arts classmate Jason Tippet), which is described thusly: "Since second grade, Matt and Ryan have shared the bond of speech impediments, weapons, and things that go fast. But as their last days of high school speed by, the two friends find that their go-carts, dirt bikes, and RC cars can't outrun adulthood."..."

New American Talent: The Twenty-Fourth Exhibition
You'll find striking examples of people depicted in this rush of new artistic creation
Arts Review  August 7, 2009, by Wayne Alan Brenner
"...You'll find Amy Grappell's video installation Quadrangle presenting a look into part of what the sexual revolution of the Sixties wrought among her parents and their closest friends. (More about this piece can be gleaned from "Amy Grappell's 'Quadrangle,'" p.31.)..."

Coach's Corner
Attending his son's graduation at UC-Santa Cruz, Coach is struck by a sudden infatuation with alternative sports: college baseball, horse racing, hockey, even World Cup soccer.
Columns  June 14, 2002, by Andy "Coach" Cotton
"...I spent the weekend in Santa Cruz, Calif., maybe for the last time. Adam graduated from college -- on time and with honors(!), both circumstances I'd have considered wildly unlikely a few years back, when on a gray, drizzly, cold morning I left him with a handshake and a hug, on the chaotic quadrangle of UCSC...."

Coach's Corner
The perfect boxing match for the peace n' love generation.
Columns  September 24, 1999, by Andy "Coach" Cotton
"...and shouted an assortment of trendy radical slogans over the microphone. This impressed my stoned friends on the quadrangle at the University of Missouri out in front of the chancellor's house....."

Last of the Dogmen
Beautiful scenery, a somewhat intriguing story, and weak dialogue characterize Last of the Dogmen, the directing debut of screenwriter Tab Murphy (previous credits include his Oscar nomination for co-scripting Gorillas...
Film Review  September 8, 1995, by Alison Macor
"...Their pairing sets off sparks in true Hollywood fashion, and the tension between the two characters shapes one of the film's subplots. Gates and Sloan journey into the Oxbow Quadrangle, a section of the Montana mountains well known for its sheer cliffs and dense wilderness and rumored to be the base of a secret military-type society within the Cheyenne Indian tribe known as the Dogmen..."

County Judge Sarah Eckhardt on Greg Abbott's Texas Hammer
“Local control had been a darling of the state for years, and now it has become the enemy”
News Story  September 21, 2017, by Mary Tuma
"...Dawn Buckingham, R-Lakeway, joins colleagues, mayors, policy experts, and Charley Wilkison, executive director of CLEAT, for a discussion on the future of immigration in Texas cities. Texas Union, Quadrangle Room...."

Mr. Smarty Pants Knows
Columns  October 29, 2015, by Mr. Smarty Pants
"...Gerlinger Hall, within the Women's Memorial Quadrangle at the University of Oregon, was the filming location where Otter came to pick up his (deceased) alleged date and fiancée, Fawn Liebowitz, in the movie Animal House...."

Gay Place: Perf/Art Faggotry
A strangely wonderful confluence of performance art and artists (including drag queens), G-Spot exploration, and hanky codes invade Austin this week
Columns  April 19, 2013, by Kate X Messer
"...DYNASTY HANDBAG: LIVE HEART FAILURES Eternal Quadrangle puts NYC performance art diva DH in the middle of a dating game of four contestants "vying for a spot in her vast cosmic emptiness." Whoa. How shall she choose to fill her void? Sat., April 20..."

Live Shots
The Montreal Jazz Festival skronks Zornumental
Music Review  July 9, 2010, by Raoul Hernandez
"...By that point ringmaster Zorn had already thrown everything but Guns n' Roses at Montreal. As a small, lone poster in the city's downtown jazz quadrangle exclaimed among the mad festival bustle, Zornumental!..."

You Say You Want a (R)Evolution...
Vogue Evolution, NYC's premier voguing crew (America's Best Dance Crew), and queen supreme Sahara Davenport, (RuPaul's Drag Race) sashay into UT.
DAILY Qmmunity  February 16, 2010, by Ricky Hill
"...Vogue Evolution is performing this evening in the Quadrangle Room at the Texas Union at the Evolution Ball, 7-10pm. This event is free, open to the public, and hosted by Queer People of Color and Allies...."

Naked City
News briefs from Austin, the region, and beyond
News Story  April 24, 2009
"...Bricks will be recycled from demolished structures, while the gym may be left standing, with its nostalgic, Forties-era Quonset-hut motif replicated elsewhere. Sustainable features will include solar panels and self-sanitizing "dog grass." Mature trees will dot an inner courtyard and outer quadrangle; animals will enjoy climate-controlled indoors and trellis-laced porches outside..."

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