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Adding to Pile: SXSW’s Fifth Artist List
Kirin J. Callinan, Heart Bones, Texas Gentlemen, and 97 more
DAILY Music  January 24, 2019, by Kevin Curtin


Mixing Race, Gender, and Improv Is a Heady Cocktail for Two
Shannon Stott and Quinn Buckner bid some basic boundaries bye-bye
DAILY Arts  January 22, 2019, by Wayne Alan Brenner


SXSW Adds 102 Movies to 2019 Film Festival Lineup
After Us, what else does the film fest have in store?
DAILY SXSW  January 16, 2019, by Richard Whittaker


Top 10 Most Read Screens Stories
What TV and movie news lit up your search engines?
DAILY Screens  December 28, 2018, by Richard Whittaker
"...3: “His Name Was Gary Poulter” (April 11, 2014) [image-13] Another deep cut from the archive, this time with Joe O’Connell’s posthumous biography of Gary Poulter, the homeless Austinite who tragically died before audiences could witness his amazing acting debut in the second of David Gordon Green’s Austin trilogy Joe (read the full story here)...."

Playback: Bombs, Beto, and the Biggest Music Stories of 2018
“Playback” recaps the news, trends, and controversies of the year. Outrage level: high.
Music Column  December 13, 2018, by Kevin Curtin
"...We also learned this year that you can still become millionaires from throwing shows. Austin concert promoters ScoreMore, who built a grassroots empire listening to the youth and staying ahead of the curve on burgeoning hip-hop and trap artists, sold a controlling stake to Live Nation in May – just as C3 Presents had in 2014. Ins-and-Outs..."

Chronicle Recommends: The Best of Austin
Our recommendations of the finest movies from and about the ATX
DAILY Screens  November 4, 2018, by Chronicle Film Staff
"...Men, Women & Children (2014) [image-10]..."

Zane Holtz is a Hunter Killer
Austin transplant on going Hollywood and AFF in the same week
DAILY Screens  October 26, 2018, by Richard Whittaker


SXSW Taps ConsenSys Founder Joseph Lubin for 2019 Keynote
Blockchain & Cryptocurrency track programming comes into focus
DAILY SXSW  October 9, 2018, by Bonny Chu
"...Later, Joseph moved to Kingston, Jamaica to work on a set of projects in the music industry. Two years into the music project, Joseph co-founded the Ethereum Project, and has been working on Ethereum — and more recently ConsenSys — since January 2014. Featured Speakers..."

Fantastic Fest Interview: Jeremy Saulnier and Macon Blair on Hold the Dark
Blood and snow in one of Netflix's rare theatrical releases
DAILY Screens  September 28, 2018, by Richard Whittaker


New Name but Same Mission for aGLIFF
The All Genders, Lifestyles, and Identities Film Festival embraces the diversity of queer culture
Screens Story  September 6, 2018, by Josh Kupecki
"...Paul International Film Festival, but the hat he wears most frequently these days is multicolored, as festival director for aGLIFF, the All Genders, Lifestyles, and Identities Film Festival. He began the job as a film programmer, happening on the job listing during Sundance 2014, when elevation sickness had him holed up in his hotel room, a laptop his only companion..."

Six Films You Can’t Miss at aGLIFF 2018
Biopics, retrospectives, and one big mystery
Screens Story  September 6, 2018, by Richard Whittaker
"...9:45pm: Secret Screening (TBA) aGLIFF's mystery slot has always been a joy, with prior titles including a special sneak peek at soaring indie Princess Cyd last year and heartland documentary The Overnighters in 2014. Saturday..."

Austin Film Society Announces 2018 Grant Winners
Recipients show strength and diversity of Texas filmmakers
DAILY Screens  September 5, 2018, by Richard Whittaker


A Different Kind of Taco
Baja-style tacos are Rosarito’s specialty, and Austin’s obsession
Food Story  August 23, 2018, by Aaron Teel
"...Constantly on the move, Rosarito's Baja-style taco and ceviche trucks are making fresh waves in a scene grown somewhat stagnant with oversaturation. In 2014, when Carlos Acosta and his cousin Mauricio Davila first parked their brightly painted taco truck alongside the other food trucks then lining the empty lot at the southwest corner of Fifth and Colorado, they were just hoping to find their place in Austin's crowded taco scene, and to offer, as Acosta says, "a different kind of Mexican food from what [people are] accustomed to in Texas."..."

The Night He Came to Fantastic Fest
Genre fest announces Halloween for opening night
DAILY Screens  August 22, 2018, by Richard Whittaker


Izzy Gets the Fuck Across Town
Mackenzie Davis is a great traveling companion for this dull roadtrip
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Film Review  July 20, 2018, by Danielle White


PJ Raval's Call Her Ganda Will Open aGLIFF 2018
Local director headlines roster of new and returning films
DAILY Screens  July 11, 2018, by Richard Whittaker
"...Aside from Ravals' opening night presentation, he'll be screening another of his award-winning features, 2014's Before You Know It. However, he's not the only director getting a double bill, as aGLIFF celebrates another Texan filmmaker, Yen Tan, as the recipient of its first ever Tribute Award..."

Get Ready to Blaze With This New Trailer
First trailer arrives for biopic of Austin music legend
DAILY Screens  June 22, 2018, by Richard Whittaker


Kat Candler Moves to TV With Queen Sugar
OWN’s breakout hit comes to ATX Television Festival
Screens Story  June 7, 2018, by Beth Sullivan
"...That was writer-director Kat Candler's quandary in 2015. A stalwart of Austin's indie film community, she was riding the breakout success of her award-winning 2014 feature Hellion, an adolescent angst flick starring Aaron Paul (Breaking Bad) and Juliette Lewis (Whip It)..."

Levitation Review: Panda Bear, Geologist, Lou Rebecca
Two out of four ain’t bad – plus a Parisian!
DAILY Music  April 28, 2018, by Rachel Rascoe


DVDanger: Mohawk
Ted Geoghegan on blood and lessons in his historical drama
DAILY Screens  April 19, 2018, by Richard Whittaker


AFS Grant Emphasizes Diversity
Society offering $130,000 for emerging filmmakers
DAILY Screens  April 3, 2018, by Richard Whittaker


Playback: Does Size Matter at SXSW?
A smaller SXSW Music week still satisfies
Music Column  March 22, 2018, by Kevin Curtin
"...Variety foreshadowed the phenomenon with the article "For SXSW Music, Bigger Isn't Necessarily Better," in which music festival general manager James Minor revealed he's been focused on quality over quantity the last three years. And indeed the hysteria whipped up by SXSW has ebbed since 2014's overblown year of Lady Gaga equating Doritos dust with "bold" lifestyle choices, but last week played out especially manageable..."

SXSW Film Review: Upgrade
Cyberpunk action thriller has a few hidden features
DAILY Screens  March 19, 2018, by Richard Whittaker
"...While it's known for horror, Blumhouse has been built on experimentation and diversity. However, its BH Tilt sub-label was founded in 2014 to extend its portfolio even further; now revamped through a deal with Neon, the imprint is pushing even more boundaries..."

SXSW Film Review: American Animals
A docudrama as audacious as the heist it re-creates
DAILY SXSW  March 19, 2018, by Richard Whittaker


SXSW Film Review: Time Trial
Redemption denied in this lyrical tale from the cycling seat
DAILY SXSW  March 14, 2018, by Richard Whittaker
"...Yet director Finlay Pretsell deliberately avoids any details of what and how and why. It's enough to know that, in 2014, Millar tried to get back on the road to the Tour de France – his nemesis, his greatest victory, his defining achievement...."

Top 10 Austin Breweries of 2018
Power ranking the local leaders in craft beer
Food Story  March 14, 2018, by Eric Puga
"...And that's only the top of the order here. Nomura DIPA took third place in the Alpha King Challenge in 2017, in addition to their surprise runner-up placing for Fully Adrift in the 2014 competition, back when Pinthouse was still an underrated prospect...."

Rae Sremmurd Take Over SXSW
Swae Lee and Slim Jxmmi plus Mike Will Made-It
DAILY Music  March 13, 2018, by Kevin Curtin
"...Rae Sremmurd, whose explosive South by Southwest appearance in 2014 precipitated the Tupelo rap duo’s rise to fame, returns to the festival Friday for a showcase that includes frequent collaborator Mike Will Made-It, producer of their chart-topping single “Black Beatles.”..."

SXSW Panel Recap: Ira Glass
The king of podcasts on achieving audio storytelling success
DAILY SXSW  March 12, 2018, by Acacia Coronado
"...Serial, released in 2014, reached 16 million people in season 1, a number greater than the opening viewership of many successful TV shows and movies. He said according to figures by Edison Research, one-quarter of Americans over 12 say they have listened to a podcast and that podcasts are advancing quickly, with This American Life getting 1 million listeners in four years, Serial achieving this in four weeks, and S-Town in four days...."

Shakey Graves’ SXSW Scavenger Hunt
Tape Quest encourages fans to explore Austin
DAILY Music  March 12, 2018, by Kevin Curtin


SXSW Panel: A Conversation With Beto O’Rourke
Texas Democratic Senate hopeful pulls no punches
DAILY SXSW  March 10, 2018, by Mary Tuma
"...After meeting with farmers and hearing their concerns in his first term, O’Rourke went against the advice of his D.C. fundraiser and voted no on the 2014 Farm Bill..."

SXSW Film Review: Unfriended: Dark Web
More screengrab mayhem in Blumhouse's budding anthology series
DAILY SXSW  March 10, 2018, by Matthew Monagle
"...In 2014, Blumhouse released Unfriended, a horror deconstruction that added an element of immersion to the standard ghost story. By limiting its narrative to a single computer screen, it explored what it means to feel safe online..."

SXSW Hit and Run Victim Gives Back
Mason Endres champions the healing power of music
DAILY Music  March 9, 2018, by Kevin Curtin
"...Mason Endres remembers very little about being hit by a drunk driver who plowed through late-night crowds on Red River during South by Southwest 2014. A concussion wiped out most of her memories from that evening...."

99 Austin Acts at SXSW Music
Support the home team!
Music Story  March 8, 2018
"...14, Swan Dive Patio, 10:20pm Since forming in 1994 behind Jason Reece and Conrad Keely, TOD proved remarkably consistent in generating concert chaos, crackerjack songwriting, and an explosive fusion of prog ambition and punk's middle-finger thrust. After living in Phnom Penh, Keely's return to Austin finds him and Reece working on a follow-up to 2014's IX..."

Playback: Next Big Buzzes at SXSW 2018
Forecasting this year’s breakout acts
Music Column  March 8, 2018, by Kevin Curtin
"...In 2014, I advised you to check out brothers from Tupelo with a confusing name (Rae Sremmurd). The following season, it was a little-known Canadian pop singer with a weird dreadlock tuft (the Weeknd)..."

99 Luftballons (International Acts at SXSW Music)
South by Southwest by way of Sudan, Scotland, Colombia, and more
Music Story  March 8, 2018
"...14, Hotel Vegas Annex, 9:35pm "You're a feminist until I won't fuck you," scowls Eilidh McMillan in a thick Scottish accent. The Glasgow trio's been churning out fearless, no frills, sociopolitical punk since 2014..."

12 Breakthrough Austin Bands at SXSW Music
Afro-Colombian funk crew connects disparate dots of diasporic music across the Americas
Music Story  March 8, 2018, by Thomas Fawcett
"...Idea fermenting for years, the band was born amidst a spirited 2014 World Cup run by la patria. Fútbol nationalism in the air, Sanchez enlisted his brother Daniel on drums, and Erick Bohorquez (from Houston with Bogotá roots) and Medellín native Andres Villegas, both on guitar..."

Charlene deGuzman Tackles Sex and Love Addiction in SXSW Film Unlovable
Love is sickness, not the cure in this anti-rom-com
Screens Story  March 8, 2018, by Michael Agresta
"...In 2014, Charlene deGuzman was already an indie-cool YouTube and social media star (she describes her route to fame as "telling sad-girl Twitter jokes") when she hit rock bottom in her sex and love addiction journey. She sought help, entered a 12-step program, and forced herself through a difficult period of abstinence...."

11 Can't-Miss DJs at SXSW
What are you going to do with all these ones and twos?
Music Story  March 8, 2018, by Dan Gentile
"...Residing in outer space with a green card for Amsterdam, Olf van Elden produces a clean galactic sound, echewing cosmic noodling in favor of the crisp gunmetal of a house music starship. Disco reigned on his memorable play of 1985 Italo classic "Baja Imperial" during a 2014 Dekmantel appearance. Catz N Dogz..."

Must-See Country Acts at SXSW Music
This 12-pack of artists is rewriting the rules of C&W
Music Story  March 8, 2018, by Doug Freeman
"...2014 sophomore platter All or Nothin' broke out Nikki Lane as part of the new wrecking-ball crew razing the Nashville establishment. 2017 follow-up Highway Queen on New West paired the South Carolina native with producer Jonathan Tyler for a more rocking rebel twang. Red Shahan..."

Austin Film News
Locals at SXSW, plus RSVP for a Maybe Shower
Screens Column  March 8, 2018, by Richard Whittaker
"...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..."

Tracy Morgan on Almost Dying, The Last O.G., and Being Barbershop Famous
SNL star goes back to the gentrified hood at SXSW
Screens Story  March 8, 2018, by Kahron Spearman
"...He knows too well what many presume to understand. Coming home from Delaware during the early hours of June 7, 2014, a Wal-Mart long-haul truck driver who hadn't slept in over a day struck a Sprinter limo-van Morgan was riding in, off Exit 9 on the New Jersey Turnpike..."

SXSW Comedy: Your 2018 Lineup
March mirth blows in with Bloom, Offerman, Gaffigan, & Cavett
DAILY Arts  February 27, 2018, by Robert Faires


SXSW List No. 9, No. 9, No. 9
Khalid, Japandroids, Speedy Ortiz, and 159 more
DAILY Music  February 22, 2018, by Kevin Curtin
"...Meanwhile, SXSW notches up its ATX selection to 224 with the addition of 29 locals, including post-bluegrass hellraisers Whiskey Shivers, song maverick Jonathan Terrell, and inspirational hip-hop duo Riders Against the Storm, who garnered Band of the Year honors at the Austin Music Awards a landmark three times, 2014-2016...."

Playback: A Nomad in Austin
Abhi the Nomad drops anchor, Whip In’s new soul, and Wilson Marks makes his mark
Music Column  February 22, 2018, by Kevin Curtin
"...The most remarkable facet of his own cultural adaptation is a prowess in the American-born art form of hip-hop. Since 2014, he's released an impressive run of tracks melding witty, passionate bars with inspired pop that ultimately fall into a category with Childish Gambino and Chance the Rapper..."

Wes Anderson Brings Isle of Dogs to SXSW
Plus Midnighters bring the gore, and Alita party
DAILY SXSW  February 7, 2018, by Richard Whittaker
"...Sun Ladies VR D: Celine Tricart, Christian Stephen In 2014, ISIS invaded Iraq and targeted the Yazidi community. The men were killed, and the women taken as sex slaves..."

The Boleys Put an Acid-Punk Spin on the Family Bands of the Sixties
Ethan, Emma & Jovian Boley do the punk rock
Music Story  January 18, 2018, by Tim Stegall
"..."I sang and played guitar in really shitty bands in high school," recalls 22-year-old Ethan, who bears a striking resemblance to 1968 vintage John Lennon. "Then I went to South by Southwest in 2014 with our friend Marcus, and after that, I said [to my brother and sister], 'Dude, let's just be a band..."

Five Austin Films to Stream Right Now
A local list of flicks to keep you from thinking about cedar fever
DAILY Chron Events  January 12, 2018, by Josh Kupecki


Top 10 Festival Films of 2017 You Haven't Seen Yet
From zombie musicals to political scandals, a bumper year
DAILY Screens  January 1, 2018, by Richard Whittaker


Can New Republic Studios Be a Game Changer for Austin?
Massive makeover could make Austin the new Atlanta for film
DAILY Screens  November 21, 2017, by Richard Whittaker


DVDanger: The Poughkeepsie Tapes
Missing found-footage finally escapes, plus Bautista in Bushwick
DAILY Screens  November 14, 2017, by Richard Whittaker
"...After a brief festival run in 2007, MGM had it lined up for a wide release, springboarding off the recent and unexpected success of Paranormal Activity. At the last minute, it was inexplicably pulled, and aside from a bizarrely brief 2014 VOD release, it has been invisible for a decade..."

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