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Festival of New Cinema of the Americas
Now in its fifth year, the renamed Festival of New Cinema of the Americas is a nine-day event that focuses on contemporary films from a diverse array of Latino cultures....
Film Review  April 20, 2000, by Marjorie Baumgarten
"...Directed by: Various. Now in its fifth year, the renamed Festival of New Cinema of the Americas is a nine-day event that focuses on contemporary films from a diverse array of Latino cultures..."

Savlov Got Only Part of the Story
Postmarks  August 11, 2008
"...We are also capitalizing on the free film-editing software available at Austin’s newest cultural landmark: the Mexican American Cultural Center (a partner with Cine Joven, also absent from the story). OK, that’s just us now – let’s not forget precedent set by Cine Las Americas’ Emergencia annual film event, produced by Latino and African-American youth from all over Austin, and PODER’s ongoing media literacy and production courses implemented in their Young Scholars for Justice program, which has produced an important documentary on the history of pollution on the city’s Eastside..."

Chief Priest of the Shrine
The epic life story of Nigerian soul superstar Fela Kuti.
Music Story  July 14, 2000, by David Lynch
"...Colonial Mentality In order to understand Kuti and his music, it's imperative to understand the highly complex socialscape of Nigeria. Beginning in the 1400s, the delta region of the mighty Niger River -- modern-day Nigeria -- supplied much of the human chattel that filled slave ships heading towards the Americas...."

The Spirit of Giving
A Special Christmas Wish List for the Local Media
News Column  December 20, 1996, by Chris Walters
"...* Six weeks at the School of the Americas in rural Georgia with CIA-trained deprogrammers for each of the local TV news departments. The deprogrammers would use a wide array of brainwashing techniques -- stopping well shy of torture, of course -- to make the TV reporters forget everything they have learned in broadcast school and on the job..."

Been Around the World
Cine las Americas enters its fifth year as the premier festival of Latino filmmaking … only they're not calling it "Latino" anymore.
Screens Story  April 12, 2002, by Belinda Acosta
"...The experience is ironic, given the subject of Palmier's first film, "White Like the Moon," one of 70 films featured at this year's Cine las Americas International Festival of New Cinema of the Americas. In her narrative film, a Mexican-American mother forces her dark-skinned daughter to bleach her skin in order to improve her appearance..."

Ghosts of Mississippi
Rob Reiner’s steadfastly upright take on the assassination of civil rights leader Medgar Evers in 1963 is a curious film. Like Alan Parker’s Mississippi Burning, the movie deals with murder,...
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Film Review  January 10, 1997, by Marc Savlov


The Chickens Have Come Home to Roost
Postmarks  March 13, 2009
"...The Associated Press ran the story for about a second. How about the Zetas, those Mexican military special forces who turned "rogue" and formed a paramilitary narco gang that firebombed a car in Dallas? They were trained at the School of the Americas in Fort Benning, Ga..."

The First To Question
Remembering the ultimate theatre historian, Oscar Brockett, 1923-2010
Arts Story  November 19, 2010, by Robert Faires
"...Board chair, Literary Managers & Dramaturgs of the Americas..."

The AggreGAYtor: January 18
Your daily dose of LGBTQIA news
DAILY The Gay Place  January 18, 2013, by Brandon Watson


Chile on the Menu
Cine las Americas screens Chilean Cinema of the Post-dictatorship era
Screens Story  April 17, 2009, by Belinda Acosta
"...This year, Cine las Americas introduces a new program celebrating the films of a particular Latin nation. The following films from Chile will screen throughout the fest; see www.cinelasamericas.org for time and venue information...."

You Don’t Even Have to Go to the Movies Anymore
You really shouldn’t stop going to the movies
DAILY Screens  August 16, 2012, by Kimberley Jones
"...Coming down the pike, each boasting a national or international profile: Fantastic Fest, aGLIFF (which just turned 25), and the Austin Film Festival. Need we mention that annual March juggernaut, SXSW? Or how about the long-running Cine las Americas International Film Festival?..."

Beside the Point: Sue Sue Sue-Dio
While City Hall slumbers, the law in its majesty marches on
News Story  July 8, 2011, by Michael King
"...1) F1/Comptroller: Friday afternoon, Travis County District Judge Rhonda Hurley, without comment, declined to issue a temporary restraining order to stop Comptroller Susan Combs from issuing a $25 million payment to the owners of Circuit of the Americas, the F1 racetrack southeast of Austin (the much-debated $25 million state subsidy intended for the F1 franchise fee for the first race next year). Three Austinites – CPA Richard Viktorin, teacher Ewa Siwak, and Del Valle School District board member Richard Franklin – sued Combs, calling the F1 arrangement an "unlawful plunder of public funds" and arguing that the legal conditions required for issuing the payment from the state Major Events Trust Fund have not been met...."

On the Scene With Cine Las Americas
The festival director talks about finding international emerging voices and programming in the age of piracy
Screens Story  April 12, 2013, by Dan Solomon
"...As the Cine Las Americas Film Festival enters its 16th year, it's grown into a place where it's able to serve multiple roles – as both a cultural institution for Austin's sizable Latin American population and a film festival that stands on its own artistically in a town that often seems to be on the verge of being overrun by film festivals. As the festival matures, so too has the way in which it balances those two goals..."

The Hightower Lowdown
Sweat It Out; Old School
News Column  January 19, 2001, by Jim Hightower
"...One of its ongoing horrors is what it calls the School of Americas, a 54-year-old military academy operating out of the U.S. Army base at Fort Benning, Georgia..."

The Last Shall Be First
New Year's Eve becomes a cultural extravaganza with First Night Austin
Arts Story  December 30, 2005, by Robert Faires
"...Inside Out Steel Band, lobby, One Congress Plaza, 111 Congress. Music from the Caribbean and the Americas performed on the Trinidad Steel Pan..."

The AggreGAYtor: February 1
Your daily dose of LGBTQIA news
DAILY The Gay Place  February 1, 2013, by Brandon Watson


Mike Martinez: 'Leadership of Austin's Tomorrow'
News Story  May 29, 2014
"...AC: Another polarizing decision was Circuit of the Americas, Formula One. The economic incentives were state incentives, but people didn't make that distinction very much..."

Council: Follow the Props and the Money
It's a full docket as council tries to set November's bond election
News Story  August 17, 2012, by Michael King
"...Then there are a couple of less somber but potentially contested items: The Austin City Limits Music Festival (i.e., C3 Pre­sents) has asked to extend its event to a second weekend (presumably beginning in 2013), and Circuit of the Americas had requested that it be permitted to hold a music event at Auditorium Shores during the weekend of its first Formula One race, Nov. 16-18..."

Because the Night Playlist
Daylight savings end-times tunes
DAILY Music  November 10, 2017, by William Harries Graham
"...All the cities and little towns in Texas pulled down their shades and rolled up their streets an hour early last Sunday. Everyone across the Americas fell back one hour for Central Standard Time...."

Council Stoked for Last Meeting of Year
Agenda lineup: affordable housing, Barton Springs Zone, PUD, and more
News Story  December 14, 2012, by Amy Smith
"...• A month after Austin's first Formula One race, Circuit of the Americas returns to Council seeking the city's endorsement of four more motor races, which would let COTA again seek financial benefits from the public trough known as the Texas Event Trust Fund (Item 95)...."

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