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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

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

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

Austin Film Festival Goes Virtual
Shows goes on as hybrid IRL/online conference drops in-person part
"...Austin Film Festival, the annual celebration of cinema and script,..."

July 28, 2020 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

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

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

Now Streaming in Austin: "Pussy Talk"
Kim Tran's crude, hilarious sex comedy turns the tables
"...Welcome to Now Streaming in Austin, highlighting locally made titles to watch while self-quarantining. When..."

June 17, 2020 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Austin Asian American Film Festival Goes Online
Join in the celebration of shorts
"...From Turkey to Taiwan, from Pakistan to Portland, the Austin Asian American Film Festival has always brought the best..."

June 12, 2020 Screens Feature by Richard Whittaker

ATX Television Festival Goes From Small Screen to Big Screen to Small Screen Again
How the celebration of TV is leading the way in streaming fests as it becomes ATX TV ... From the Couch!
"...by heading straight to streaming – and the TV-centric festival is following suit with a special free weekend of..."

June 5, 2020 Screens Feature by Richard Whittaker

Now Streaming in Austin: Seadrift
True crime documentary streaming on KLRU now
"...Welcome to Now Streaming in Austin, highlighting locally made titles to watch while self-quarantining. What's..."

May 8, 2020 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Alamo Drafthouse Goes Into the VOD Business
Alamo on Demand to offer curated selection of films
"...Austin-based theater chain the Alamo Drafthouse has just announced it..."

May 7, 2020 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

SXSW Announces Midnighters, VR And More
Time to get dark and artistic with the latest film wave
"...So SXSW made its first announcement for film, so you've had your headliners and competition titles, with..."

Feb. 5, 2020 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

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

Austin’s 2020 Film Festival Calendar
Your print-out-and-keep guide for movie lovers
"...19-23: OUTsider Film & Arts Festival Combining performance and projected works with..."

Jan. 10, 2020 Screens Feature by Richard Whittaker

Top 10 Festival Films of 2019 You Haven't Seen Yet
Alien invasions, comedy exorcists, and searing commentary
"...Every year, Austin's film festival highlight some of the best up-and-coming filmmakers...."

Dec. 31, 2019 Screens Post 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

Austin Film News: Linklater, Rodriguez, and a Case of Millennium Bugs
Production updates, new releases, and job opportunities
"...and Michael Lovato (Graves) that recently wrapped shooting in Austin – including at Vulcan Video. Writer/director Alejandro Montoya Marín..."

Sept. 13, 2019 Screens Column by Richard Whittaker

Wen Ren’s End-of-the-World Drama Last Sunrise Found Its Spark in China
Light in the dark
"...the apocalypse in Last Sunrise, the Chinese-made debut of American filmmaker Wen Ren, which receives its Texas premiere this..."

July 19, 2019 Screens Feature by Richard Whittaker

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

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

American Hasi takes comedy from L.A. to India and Back Again
Comedian Tushar Singh quests for connection in this new documentary
"...to spark laughter among audiences beyond his own thoroughly American background...."

June 15, 2019 Screens Post by Wayne Alan Brenner

Austin Asian American Film Festival Raises Its Profile
Asian cinema is back on the calendar and AAAFF celebrates its filmmakers
"...Asia to Asia Minor, from Vietnam to Switzerland, the Austin Asian American Film Festival celebrates the diversity of the..."

June 14, 2019 Screens Feature by Richard Whittaker

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

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

House of Hummingbird Opening Austin Asian American Film Festival
Movies from first time filmmakers flourish in headline slots
"...The Austin Asian American Film Festival took a quick hiatus last..."

May 8, 2019 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

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

Day Trips & Beyond: February Events Roundup
February's full of fun
"...former underground reservoir into the Cistern art space. In Austin, the Waller Creek Project has reimagined a drainage ditch..."

Feb. 1, 2019 Travel Post by Gerald E. McLeod

Sundance, Slamdance, SXSW, and More Austin Film News
"...Headed to Utah? Look out for some Austin filmmakers and ATX-linked films at Sundance and Slamdance, the..."

Jan. 18, 2019 Screens Feature by Richard Whittaker

Your 2019 Guide to Film Festivals in Austin
Mark your calendar for these celebrations of cinema
"...8-17: SXSW Austin's A-list festival, with screenings and filmmaker conversations, and mentor..."

Jan. 4, 2019 Screens Feature by Richard Whittaker

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