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Enter the Domain With Other Worlds Austin
Sci-fi film festival adds world premiere, new score, and award winners
DAILY Screens  November 5, 2016, by Richard Whittaker
"...Techno-allegories, futuristic thrillers, and Anne Hathaway obsessives: The latest round of announcements for sci-fi film festival Other Worlds Austin and its Under Worlds Austin horror sub-strand has it all...."

Other Worlds and Under Worlds With Bears Fonté
OWA founder adds horror, history, and food to the sci-fi fest
DAILY Screens  November 29, 2016, by Richard Whittaker
"...Today may seem grim, but the future, well, at least sci-fi holds out some hope for a better tomorrow. As SF celebration Other Worlds Austin morphs into its latest incarnation, founder Bears Fonté said, "This is definitely our best festival yet."..."

Other Worlds Austin Unleashes First Wave
Sci-fi icon Sybil Danning to be honored
DAILY Screens  October 4, 2016, by Richard Whittaker
"...Sci-fi film festival Other Worlds Austin has established itself as a place to celebrate new and cutting edge future visions. This year, it will celebrate a classic with a gala screening of Roger Corman's beloved Battle Beyond the Stars, and a special award for star and guest of honor Sybil Danning...."

Other Worlds Austin Adds Beyond Skyline
Companion to 2010 surprise success headlines first wave
DAILY Screens  September 25, 2017, by Richard Whittaker
"...Strap in for the future: Dedicated SF film festival Other Worlds Austin has just launched wave one of its lineup, with Beyond Skyline prepping for alien invasion and the opening night headline slot...."

Other Worlds Austin Adds Owen Egerton's Latest
Plus sci-fi fest's closing night title, and shorts
DAILY Screens  November 28, 2016, by Richard Whittaker
"...Other Worlds Austin, the dedicated sci-fi film festival, is coming up this week, but they saved some big announcements for last. Joining cult faves and cutting edge creations, now OWA adds Austin author-turned-scriptwriter Owen Egerton's latest, The Axe Murders of Villisca...."

Other Worlds Austin Gets Bigger, Stranger
Four films, three shorts, and an extra screen added
DAILY Screens  November 7, 2014, by Richard Whittaker
"...When Bears Fonté announced that he would be holding the first Other Worlds Austin festival this Dec. 4-6, it was going to be a small affair, with one screen at the Galaxy Highland showing nothing but sci-fi films for three days..."

Other Worlds Austin Celebrate Women in SF
Fest announces new award, plus YA opening night film
DAILY Screens  November 2, 2015, by Richard Whittaker
"...Other Worlds Austin was founded last year as a celebration of science-fiction cinema. As the festival announces its first film for its 2015 incarnation, running Dec..."

Short and Sweet With Other Worlds Austin
Three micro-stories at the SF film fest
DAILY Screens  December 3, 2016, by Richard Whittaker
"...Just because a story is short, that doesn't mean it's short on story. This weekend's Other Worlds Austin festival is brimming with short films that build a whole world in a few minutes...."

Other Worlds Austin Has The Answer
Writer/director Iqbal Ahmed talks identity before Texas debut
DAILY Screens  May 18, 2016, by Richard Whittaker
"...The film, which screens Thursday as part of Other Worlds Austin's year-round programming, finds orphan Bridd Cole (Austin Hébert) on the run from mysterious helmet-wearing thugs after he gets a delivery for his dead mother, and finds out a lot more about his mysterious heritage than he could have hoped or wanted. "I’ve always been really interested in issues of identity," said Ahmed..."

Other Worlds Austin Review: Be My Cat: A Film for Anne
Bizarre Romanian horror brings insane spark to found footage
DAILY Screens  December 7, 2016, by Richard Whittaker
"...Be My Cat (which screened as part of Other Worlds Austin's Under Worlds horror strand, and arrives on VOD from Artsploitation today) begins with a display of startling technical ineptitude. Adrian (writer/director/producer and star Adrian Tofei) is an aspirational filmmaker in a tiny Romanian village who dreams of making a film with Anne Hathaway..."

Other Worlds Austin: Night of the Living Deb
I Love Lucy meets Shaun of the Dead
DAILY Screens  December 13, 2015, by Richard Whittaker
"...The Kickstarter-funded, Portland-set comedy was the perfect light-hearted closer to last weekend's second Other Worlds Austin Science Fiction Film Festival, even if it stretched the definition of sci-fi beyond the breaking point. Instead, it's a giddy, hilarious riff on the zombie romantic comedy...."

Other Worlds Austin Hears The Quiet Hour
Director Stéphanie Joalland on a very British apocalypse
DAILY Screens  May 27, 2015, by Richard Whittaker
"...The film screens in Austin on May 28, as part of the year-round programming from Other Worlds Austin film festival. Before its Texas premiere, Joalland talked to the Chronicle about the human and alien threats that drive the film..."

Austin Film Society Wants to Give You Money
Not an April fool: AFS Grants now up for grabs
DAILY Screens  April 1, 2016, by Richard Whittaker
"...Life can be tough for an independent filmmaker. That's why, every year, the Austin Film Society gives out the Austin Film Society Grants..."

Guide to Austin Improv
The venues, events, troupes, and individuals who have transformed Austin into a "Yes, and" boomtown
Arts Story  August 25, 2016, by Robert Faires
"...They are adepts of spontaneity, practitioners of the unpredictable. They are improvisers, and Austin is overrun with them...."

AFS's Other Minds, Other Worlds
Global Sci-Fi Cinema
Screens Story  June 1, 2007, by Josh Rosenblatt
"...After wading into the sociopolitical mire of the Middle East and wallowing in the muck of Michael Haneke's extended bourgeois nightmare, the Austin Film Society's Essential Cinema Series is wisely shaking the dust of this miserable little planet off its feet for a few months and heading out into the cosmos. On June 5, they'll raise the curtain on Other Minds, Other Worlds: Global Sci-fi Cinema, an international collection of science-fiction classics and rarities from the last century...."

A World in Which All Worlds Fit
Music Story  December 4, 1998, by Jay Hardwig
"...Don Walser at the granddaddy of South Austin live music venues, the Broken Spoke. photograph by John Carrico The first time Willie Nelson played the Broken Spoke, he spoke softly, lived in Nashville, and looked the part of a humble country singer: short hair, clean-shaven, a modest turtleneck and Western vest..."

Play on Worlds
Now Playing
Screens Story  July 1, 1999, by Marcel Meyer
"...Austin Powers: Operation Trivia Berkeley Systems/Macintosh & PC..."

How Austin's Queer Community Supports Its Own
How Austin's LGBTQ community supports each other
Arts Story  August 9, 2018, by Sarah Marloff, Charlie Neddo and Beth Sullivan
"...Not all revolutions are grand and not all radical acts are born from extraordinary circumstances, but every day, Austin's queer community shows up for one another in ways that can only be described as profound. It's Pride in Austin, and in keeping with this year's theme of revolution, we're paying homage to the city's LGBTQ community for taking care of its own – for taking care of us – when the going gets tough. [inset-1-right]..."

Is Austin's Growing Dance Music Scene in Need of Its Own HQ?
We talk to a dozen members of ATX’s electronic music community
Music Story  November 9, 2017, by Dan Gentile
"...Everyone from graphic designers to grandpas goes two-stepping, but even in 2017, walking into a dance club in Austin feels cheesy. Despite a recent electronic music boom, house and techno sprang far afield from the Third Coast and don't have the same cultural roots as dance music meccas like Detroit, New York City, or Chicago, where they renamed a street Hot Mix 5 Way in honor of pioneering house music DJs..."

The Power of Art in Austin’s Overlooked Objects
Defining the city's personality from the moonlight towers to the railroad bridge
Arts Story  August 4, 2016, by Sam Anderson-Ramos
"...Austin's character is made by its people, objects, and places. Combined, they form our city's personality, its genius and fragility, its power and swerve..."

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