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A Guide to Austin Classical Music
The virtuosi who know the score and make beautiful music happen here
"...throw you. In the context of classical music in Austin, it doesn't mean formal. It doesn't mean stodgy. It..."

April 26, 2019 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Indie Meme Highlights South Asian Cinema
Film festival brings outsider stories to the forefront
"...been one of the goals for the Indie Meme Film Festival. Now in its fourth year, the festival brings..."

April 26, 2019 Screens Feature by Savannah J Salazar

Wild Nights With Emily
Molly Shannon breaks the myth of the staid Emily Dickinson with this vibrant biopic
"...funniest performances to date as the titular poet. The film peels back the facade of a time that was..."

April 19, 2019 Movie Review by Josh Kupecki

New French Cinema Week Displays a Nation’s Artistic Resilience
Vive la nouvelle France at AFS Cinema
"...dispatches from the forefront of their yearly fest to Austin for four days of eight feature films, an animated..."

April 19, 2019 Screens Feature by Josh Kupecki

The Don Diego Trio Sends Greetings From Austin
Vittorio Bongiorno follows a rockabilly band from Italy to Texas
"...course, Texas swing. Yet its global reach is how filmmaker Vittorio Bongiorno travelled an Italian band from Sicily to..."

April 11, 2019 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Movies or Medicaid: A False Choice at the Texas Legislature
Another tug o’ war over funding for Texas’ film, TV, and gaming industry rebate program
"...to encourage the creation of in-state jobs in TV, film, commercial, and video gaming production will see an 85%..."

April 12, 2019 Screens Feature by Richard Whittaker

Tracking Down Grief With The Head Hunter
Filmmaker Jordan Downey on a monster movie with a fractured heart
"...some ways, it's a far remove from his earlier films, the gory comedy horror ThanksKilling and its ultra-meta sequel,..."

April 10, 2019 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Owen Egerton Gets Physical for Mercy Black
Childhood trauma lingers in this Netflix horror
"...his back in a creepy, unbalanced way. This being Austin, and this being Egerton, it barely merits a glance...."

April 5, 2019 Screens Feature by Richard Whittaker

AFS Kicks Off Hitchcock Before Hollywood Series
April 4 film includes tea, vintage records, and themed photo booth
"...the master of suspense were in evidence in the 20-film prologue to Hitch’s career in America – 20 films..."

April 2, 2019 Screens Post by Kimberley Jones

Mercy Black
Viral horror faces the reality of childhood crimes
"...Miles Emmons, Elle LaMont, Lee Eddy, Janeane Garofalo and Austin Amelio...."

March 29, 2019 Movie Review by Matthew Monagle

What If The Texas Chain Saw Massacre Was Really About the Horrors of Modern American Society?
Putting the Austin-made seminal slasher back into context
"...Women, and Chain Saws: Gender in the Modern Horror Film. Highly recommended. The Texas Chain Saw Massacre and Its..."

March 22, 2019 Screens Feature by Marc Savlov

Kambui Olujimi Speaks Art to Power in "Zulu Time"
This Brooklyn artist’s solo exhibition at the Blanton shows how those in power make sure the world runs on their watch
"...Olujimi: Zulu Time," the artist's first solo exhibition in Austin, currently on view in the Blanton Museum of Art's..."

March 15, 2019 Arts Feature by Barbara Purcell

Faster Than Sound: 15 SXSW Buzz Bands to Cure Millennial Burnout
By legs, Lyft, or Lime scooter, get to the following 15 acts
"...viral in January among twenty- and thirtysomething workaholics. Former Austin writer Anne Helen Petersen described a condition where innocuous..."

March 8, 2019 Music Column by Rachel Rascoe

The Ultimate Queer Guide to SXSW 2019
Often imitated, never duplicated, we’re here to keep it real kweer
"...and don’t forget, you can find me – Sarah, Austin Chronicle Qmmunity editor – talking about queer spaces and..."

March 1, 2019 Qmmunity Post by Sarah Marloff

Office Space Star David Herman Is the Real Michael Bolton
"Why should I change? He’s the one who sucks!"
"...be cemented this week when it receives the Texas Film Hall of Fame's Star of Texas Award at the..."

March 1, 2019 Screens Feature by Britt Hayes

Kathy Bates, Marc Maron, and More Confirmed for Texas Film Hall of Fame Ceremony
We know the winners, now who'll be running the show?
"...The Texas Film Hall of Fame Awards are Austin’s most star-studded evening..."

Feb. 14, 2019 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Getting Gleefully Inappropriate in Call Me Brother
Christina Parrish stars in the locally produced, subversive rom-com
"...When Christina Parrish wrote her first feature film script, she knew people were going to fit her..."

Feb. 15, 2019 Screens Feature by Richard Whittaker

At the Crossroads: Joe Nick Patoski’s Austin to ATX
Book, launching Feb. 13, tracks Austin’s evolving character
"...For Joe Nick Patoski, Austin is a city like no other, an anomalous spot..."

Feb. 11, 2019 Arts Post by Lauren Jones

Pet Sematary Remake to Close SXSW Film
Midnighters, Festival Favorites, plus shorts all announced
"...at the beginning, horror at the end: After SXSW Film (March 8-17) announced that Jordan Peele's eagerly awaited doppelganger..."

Feb. 6, 2019 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Director John Lee Hancock and Office Space Go Into the Texas Film Hall of Fame
Classic comedy and Texas writer/director to be awarded March 7
"...AFS Cinema on March 7. That's when the Texas Film Awards will honor Mike Judge's defining Gen-X comedy Office..."

Feb. 1, 2019 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Experimental Response Cinema’s Scott Stark Bids Farewell to Austin
Our interview with the filmmaker and programmer
"...There are many pleasures to derive from French filmmaker Robert Bresson's seminal 1975 book, Notes on the Cinematographer,..."

Feb. 1, 2019 Screens Feature by Josh Kupecki

2019 SXSW Film Venue Guide
Where to go, how to get there, and how to navigate the lines
"...festival experience is preparation. Our insiders' guide to SXSW Film is all the prep work you'll need...."

Jan. 29, 2019 SXSW Post

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

SXSW Adds 102 Movies to 2019 Film Festival Lineup
After Us, what else does the film fest have in store?
"...Start your SXSW Film Festival planning now: the annual celebration of screens large..."

Jan. 16, 2019 SXSW Post by Richard Whittaker

AFS Spotlights the Early Work of Support the Girls Director Andrew Bujalski
Three from the heart
"...got it right last summer when it put the Austin-based filmmaker on a list of "30 Film Directors Who..."

Jan. 4, 2019 Screens Feature by Kimberley Jones

Brooklyn Decker to be Honored at Texas Film Awards
Support the Girls star to take home Rising Star Award
"...The Austin Film Society's annual Texas Film Awards ceremony is one..."

Dec. 18, 2018 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

The Austin Film Society's Noir Canon Travels the Mean Streets
The city is the star of the AFS film series
"...This has been rectified for moviegoers with Austin Film Society's Noir Canon, an ongoing retrospective that curates..."

Nov. 23, 2018 Screens Feature by Julian DeBerry

Magic Lantern Shines a Light on British Christmas Ghost Stories
Hang with the spirits of Christmas past
"...podcast will unfurl two of the finest when the Austin Film Society unearths two small-screen Yuletide chillers as part..."

Nov. 16, 2018 Screens Feature by Richard Whittaker

Other Worlds Austin Goes to an Alien Nation
Sci-fi and horror fest releases full, final lineup
"...The Other Worlds Austin film festival has always been dedicated to science fiction..."

Nov. 9, 2018 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

East Austin Studio Tour: Who Is Marc English?
That question will be answered, vividly, and pretty much in full
"...him in this story years ago. He’s a longtime Austinite who swarmed in from Boston as fast as he..."

Nov. 6, 2018 Arts Post by Wayne Alan Brenner

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