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Five Celebrations of the Cinematic Diaspora at the Austin Jewish Film Festival
From dissections of comedy to the complexities of history
"...L'chaim! It's time to celebrate the return of the Austin Jewish Film Festival, and what more suitable way than..."

Nov. 4, 2022 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

18 is for Life at the Austin Jewish Film Festival
Fest returns online and at the drive-in
"...death and sorrow due to the pandemic, the 18th Austin Jewish Film Festival is becoming a celebration of life..."

Nov. 7, 2020 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Austin Jewish Film Festival Goes Longer For You
Fest now running through Friday, with free films
"...Film festivals this year have had to take the leap..."

Nov. 18, 2020 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Humor and Compassion at the Austin Jewish Film Festival
Bringing back hope and joy after the Tree of Life massacre
"...been a gala opening night for the 16th annual Austin Jewish Film Festival was instead marred by a horrific..."

Nov. 1, 2019 Screens Feature by Marc Savlov

The Austin Jewish Film Festival Reaches Out
From homophobia to 'Hava Nagila,' these 21 features cross boundaries and borders
"...The 11th annual Austin Jewish Film Festival, which kicks off Saturday, April 13,..."

April 12, 2013 Screens Feature by Andy Campbell

Austin Jewish Film Festival: Bukra Fil Mish-Mish
The tragic story of a lost chapter of animation history
"...captivating, as is their story: the children of Russian Jewish migrants who somehow cobbled together the beginning of an..."

Nov. 12, 2020 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

The Fifth Austin Jewish Film Festival
Jan. 20-26
"...Hideout Theatre (617 Congress)AdmissionFind Friend of the Festival badges ($150; valid for admission to all films at..."

Jan. 19, 2007 Screens Feature

Second Annual Austin Jewish Film Festival
March 27-April 3
"...Mamadrama: The Jewish Mother in Cinema..."

March 26, 2004 Screens Feature

Austin Jewish Film Festival Schedule
"; for information on Flexpasses and Friend of the Festival badges, as well as discount details for members of..."

Jan. 20, 2006 Screens Feature

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

The Austin Film Festival Calendar
Plan out your 2018 Fest schedule
"...Film festival season is almost on us, and in Austin..."

Jan. 26, 2018 Screens Feature by Richard Whittaker

Austin Film Festival Lands The Whale
Brendan Fraser's Venice smash to open fest, Oct. 27-Nov. 3
"...Austin Film Festival is bringing home a leviathan: The Whale,..."

Sept. 8, 2022 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Focusing on Mental Health at the Capital City Black Film Festival
The online version of the fest becomes a celebration of healing
"...but the team behind this year's Capital City Black Film Festival have kept to the plan for this weekend's..."

Dec. 4, 2020 Screens Feature by Richard Whittaker

Austin Film Festival Announces Full Lineup
AFF's finalized lineup
"...After last week's tease, the Austin Film Festival has announced its official lineup for the..."

Sept. 24, 2008 Screens Post by Kimberley Jones

Other Worlds Film Festival Summons a Jewish Dark Spirit for The Vigil
Not your regular Hollywood demon
"...feature, The Vigil, writer/director Keith Thomas instead draws on Jewish traditions, giving audiences a new kind of uncanny force...."

Jan. 29, 2021 Screens Feature by Richard Whittaker

Five Marquee Movies at Austin Film Festival 2022
Headliners and Oscar contenders at this year's AFF
"...Award season starts here. While the Austin Film Festival can be a launch pad for rising..."

Oct. 21, 2022 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

Film News
Austin movie crews are coming home for the holidays and should quickly unpack for frightful film fun
"...Austin movie crews are coming home for the holidays and..."

Nov. 26, 2004 Screens Column by Joe O'Connell

SXSW and Amazon Announce Virtual Festival Lineup
Feature and shorts from 2020 fest going online for 10 days
"...not have happened IRL this year, but today the film festival released the lineup of films that will be..."

April 21, 2020 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

SXSW Film Adds Midnighters and More
Horror lineup announced, plus shorts and more
"...Booking a film festival is about whittling. This year, the SXSW Film..."

Feb. 9, 2016 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Film Reviews
"...key elements that makes Safe such an enormously challenging film is that writer/director Todd Haynes leaves these critical decisions..."

Sept. 22, 1995 News Feature

Film Flam: Local Screens News
Mr. Kaplan closes Cine Las Americas, Ernie Cline scores big, and more
"...Rest for the Weary (a club to which most Austin residents have pledged lifetime fealty), Cine Las Americas has..."

March 27, 2015 Screens Post by Marjorie Baumgarten

Paramount Announces Summer Classic Film Series Lineup
See the whole schedule and get some tickets to escape the heat
" comes the Paramount to save all you indoor-loving film fans, with the announcement of the 2017 Summer Classic..."

May 16, 2017 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Filmmaker and Film-Educator Paul Stekler Says Goodbye to UT
As he delivers his final class, the former head of UT-Austin's Department of Radio-Television-Film gives a commencement speech looking back on a career without a plan
"...stories for years. Tell me a story in the films they've wanted to make. And remember that all lives..."

May 6, 2022 Screens Feature by Paul Stekler

A Very Jewish Horror in Attachment
Filmmaker Gabriel Bier Gislason discusses cultural authenticity
"...Catholicism has ruined the supernatural. Too many horror films in too many cultures are basically The Exorcist in..."

April 5, 2023 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

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

Film Reviews
"...the Week That Was, Get Smart) and scripts for films such as The Graduate and Catch-22. Credit must also..."

Oct. 6, 1995 News Feature

Film Reviews
"...bizarre cult hit Twister comes this genuinely affecting comedy-horror film that updates the Dracula lineage to present-day New York..."

Sept. 29, 1995 News Feature

Film News
Forgiveness, All the Boys Love Mandy Lane, and more
"...Kotowski seeks 'Forgiveness' in Austin..."

Aug. 10, 2007 Screens Column by Joe O'Connell

SXSW Film Conference and Festival '98 Further Reflections
"...Included here are more reviews of films screened during the SXSW Film Festival 1998. Additional reviews..."

March 27, 1998 Screens Feature

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