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ATX Film News
Acquisitions, awards, and a big gaming rumor
"...the Alamo Drafthouse planning its own MoviePass killer? The Austin-based cinema chain will start a trial run of their..."

July 6, 2018 Screens Column by Richard Whittaker

AFS Announces Short Film Grant Recipients
Society breaks $2 million in assistance to filmmakers
"...oaks do grow: and so it is with short films, which are often the seed of great careers. That's..."

Dec. 20, 2019 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

City of Austin "Major Events" Roster
The city lists over 400 days’ worth of events from the Commitment Day 5K on Jan. 1 to the New Year’s Celebration on Dec. 31. The full list is posted here.
"...(every Saturday)2/16/20132/16/2013 Jeep Grand Cherokee Launch _ Brazos Hall2/16/20132/25/2013 Austin Livestrong Marathon2/17/20132/17/2013 March for Humane Immigration Reform2/22/20132/22/2013 Boys and..."

July 12, 2013 News Feature

Fall Film Previews
"...fate with that of the best man. The Italian film is set on the last day of the 19th..."

Sept. 11, 1998 Screens Feature

1999 SXSW Music Festival
"...SPOON: Some SXSW showcases you never forget. When Austin trio Spoon upstaged Ben Lee (who?) at the Matador..."

March 19, 1999 Music Feature

Community Building
Ed Radtke's Speed of Life opens the 2009 Austin Asian American Film Festival
"...Speed of Life, filmmaker Ed Radtke's third feature, is set in Brooklyn and..."

Nov. 13, 2009 Screens Feature by Marc Savlov

Taste of Asia
Previewing the Austin Asian American Film Festival 2008
"...The Austin Asian Film Festival is dead; long live the Austin..."

Oct. 3, 2008 Screens Feature by Kimberley Jones

Asia in Winter
Austin Asian American Film Festival celebrates women in cinema
"...The Austin Asian American Film Festival may be taking the year..."

Nov. 2, 2018 Screens Feature by Shalavé Cawley

House of Hummingbird Explores the Adolescence of a Woman and a Nation
South Korean drama screens at the Austin Asian American Film Festival
"...House of Hummingbird, the debut feature by South Korean filmmaker Bora Kim, is set against that national catastrophe; at..."

June 14, 2019 Screens Feature by Richard Whittaker

Qmmunity: Lessons From the Past for the Present
Plus, Gender Unbound and Austin Asian American Film Festival kick off virtual programming
"...was the founding board chair of AIDS Services of Austin before serving as executive director – lived through the..."

Sept. 4, 2020 Column by Beth Sullivan

Fantastic Fest Canceled For 2020
Alamo's genre festival hopes to be back in 2021
"...Another, seemingly inevitable hit to Austin's film festival scene has landed: Fantastic Fest, the annual..."

July 7, 2020 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Seadrift Tells the Forgotten History of Vietnamese Americans in a Texas Town
Austin director Tim Tsai shares a murder on the Gulf
"...of Seadrift, a new documentary playing at this weekend's Austin Asian American Film Festival...."

June 14, 2019 Screens Feature by Matthew Monagle

A Lens on Queer Taiwan
AAAFF explores the Asian nation’s LGBTQIA cinematic legacy
"...Just over a year after Taiwan became the first Asian country to legalize same-sex marriage, this week the Austin..."

Sept. 4, 2020 Screens Feature by Lilli Hime

Peggy Chiao Enters A City of Sadness
UT alum returns for rare screening of Hou Hsiao-hsien's greatest
"...This week, Austin Film Society and the Austin Asian-American Film Festival wrap..."

Sept. 27, 2018 Screens Post by Julian DeBerry

Size Matters
Making sense of Austin's microcinema scene
"...started with a microcinema, really. A vital element of Austin's cinematic community was born and blossomed around Richard Linklater's..."

July 17, 2009 Screens Feature by Marc Savlov

My Obsession: Fresh Off the Boat
Asian cinema expert calls this sitcom the series America needs right now
"...Off the Boat, a seemingly average sitcom about a Taiwanese-American family trying to succeed in Orlando in the Nineties,..."

June 29, 2018 Screens Column by Jenny Nulf

Through the Lens of Hou Hsiao-hsien
Six film series at AFS Cinema examines the Taiwanese pioneer
" the physical stateside release, the upcoming retrospective from Austin Film Society on Taiwanese master Hou Hsiao-hsien is the..."

Sept. 8, 2018 Screens Post by Julian DeBerry

2020 Oscar-Nominated Short Films: Animated
This year's Academy-loved cartoons push the boundaries of the medium
"...been a huge issue in mainstream depictions of African American people, Cherry's isn't simply about acceptance. Yes, it's about..."

Jan. 31, 2020 Movie Review by Richard Whittaker

New Taiwanese Cinema Exposes a Secret History
A rare screening of Hou Hsiao-hsien's masterpiece A City of Sadness
"...Filmmaker Hou Hsiao-hsien is a mainstay of New Taiwanese Cinema,..."

Sept. 28, 2018 Screens Feature by Julian DeBerry

AAAFF Highlights
What else is playing at the Austin Asian American Film Festival
"...wildly inventive animated feature, which screened at last year's Austin Film Festival, combines the Hindu epic The Ramayana with..."

Nov. 13, 2009 Screens Feature by Kimberley Jones

AAAFF Review: "Sister"
Short film is a letter to the children of China’s One Child Policy
"...the audience award for Narrative Short at this weekend's Austin Asian American Film Festival, seems simple enough as the..."

June 18, 2019 Screens Post by Lilli Hime

AAAFF Review: Omotenashi
Japanese/Taiwanese family story is a glimpse into tradition
"...Yasujirô Ozu (even noting at Sunday's post-screening Q&A at Austin Asian American Film Festival that he'd managed to cast..."

June 17, 2019 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Deep-Seated Divans and Homo Sectionals
'Don't just sit there!' implores Polari, giving us every reason to
"...of kidding about the motto of this year's LGBTQ film festival – Don't Just Sit There: Indulge, Engage, Create. The..."

Oct. 11, 2013 Screens Feature by Kate X Messer

Finding Jewels With Richard Linklater
Director's AFS series celebrating 80s cinema returns tonight
"...a document of San Francisco life and of the Asian-American experience, and is presented here in collaboration with the..."

May 8, 2019 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Making VR Look Good
Local personalities show you how to rock those awkward headsets
"...Maybe Austin isn't home for you like it is for us...."

March 11, 2016 Screens Feature by James Renovitch

Feeling Left Out
"...much info to add to a person's idea of Austin. However, your First Plates insert on food really dropped..."

June 17, 2019 Postmarks

Paul Soileau trips the light (and the dark) fantastic in his multimedia performance pieces
"...of my first terrorist drag bomb," intimates Paul Soileau, Austin performance artist, the man behind and inside of Christeene...."

Jan. 29, 2010 Screens Feature by Kate X Messer

Dream Makers
Indie Meme Film Festival spotlights South Asian films
"...small nonprofit has focused their work on bringing independent films from South Asia to Austin, and this weekend celebrates..."

April 15, 2016 Screens Feature by Jessi Cape

Yellow Rose Gives a New Face to Country Music
Director Diane Paragas blooms in her Austin-made drama
"...dream of leaving Lubbock to pursue country music in Austin. The film boasts an all-star cast – including Tony..."

Oct. 9, 2020 Screens Feature by Lilli Hime

AGLIFF Presses Play on The Capote Tapes
LGBTQIA+ film festival announces online lineup for 2020
"...The All Genders, Lifestyles, and Identities Film Festival (aGLIFF) may have had to go online for..."

July 8, 2020 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

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