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Austin School of Film Screams for Summer of Mexican Horror
Pesadillas Calidas series highlights classics from across the Border
"...Bored of horror films that think Mexico is just a place..."

June 6, 2013 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

The School of Rock
In Linklater's studio-financed comedy hit, Jack Black brings his rock & roll vibe to riff-needy prep students.
"...that’s no lie: Black can rock with the best of them. He has both the requisite chops and pipes,..."

Oct. 3, 2003 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Back to 'School of Rock'
Get schooled on the film by Mike White, Jack Black, and Richard Linklater in time for its 10th anniversary
"...Jack Black was 34 when The School of Rock was released; it was his first film..."

Aug. 23, 2013 Screens Feature by Chase Hoffberger

School of Dance
Post-MFA, Ellen Bartel has a brand-Spankin' new choreographic point of view
"...as they paced and pivoted, evoking the human machine of mass transit in Ellen Bartel's MFA thesis dance, "Watch..."

May 11, 2012 Arts Feature by Jonelle Seitz

Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts: School of rock
For the second time in two years, the Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts – a true school of rock – will be auditioning students in Austin
"...Jack Black had to instruct kids in the fundamentals of rock-etry on the sly, but there are some schools..."

March 30, 2007 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Point Austin: Revenge of the Cyborgs
Speech may be free, but justice costs real money
"...down virtually all restrictions on corporate (and union) financing of election campaigns – I found myself reaching for outlandish..."

Jan. 29, 2010 News Column by Michael King

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

Other Worlds Austin Crosses the Event Horizon
Film fest opens with 20th anniversary of sci-fi/horror classic
"...Infinite space. Infinite terror. One night only. Other Worlds Austin, the dedicated science fiction film festival, has announced that..."

Aug. 15, 2017 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

SXSW 2009 Film Festival
Go out and explore. With so many options, it's hard to go wrong.
"...and it's a safe bet there are still plenty of films you have yet to see. Shorts, narratives, docs,..."

March 20, 2009 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Is Austin's Growing Dance Music Scene in Need of Its Own HQ?
We talk to a dozen members of ATX’s electronic music community
"...even in 2017, walking into a dance club in Austin feels cheesy. Despite a recent electronic music boom, house..."

Nov. 10, 2017 Music Feature by Dan Gentile

Other Worlds Celebrates 40th Anniversary of Time After Time
Fest to honor Nicholas Meyer, director of the beloved chrono-romance
"...and director who saved the Federation. Now Other Worlds, Austin's preeminent science fiction festival, will honor him as the..."

Aug. 15, 2019 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Five Recommended Arts Events In Austin This Weekend
Mind the rain, yes, but don’t miss these public treats IRL
"...get back – and you’ll return with a wealth of *gasp* experience and *blink* new memories. We mean, look:..."

May 3, 2018 Arts Post by Wayne Alan Brenner

Rock School
More than his Philadelphia school of rock, it's blustery instructor Paul Green who becomes the true subject of this documentary.
"...Argott. Maybe this documentary plays better in places outside Austin, the so-called live music capital of the world, where..."

June 10, 2005 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

House of Hummingbird Explores the Adolescence of a Woman and a Nation
South Korean drama screens at the Austin Asian American Film Festival
"...This year has seen memorials marking the fifth anniversary of the sinking of the MV Sewol, a South Korean..."

June 14, 2019 Screens Feature by Richard Whittaker

South by Southwest Film Festival 2016
Partake. Enjoy. And tips for townies.
"...world premieres to scrappy micro-indies, the South by Southwest Film Festival shows it all over the course of nine..."

March 18, 2016 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

SXSW Film Pro Tips
What to see, where to be, and how to relax
"...with some math: SXSW throws more than 150 feature films at you over 10 days’ time. You’re never gonna..."

March 4, 2015 Screens Post by Kimberley Jones

Jackass Hits Austin, Makes Film, Gets Trashed
Dave England in Austin
"...and former Johnny Knoxville accoutrement make an omelette out of his own vomit on MTV's Jackass? Watching him sucker..."

April 7, 2009 Screens Post by Marc Savlov

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

Film News
The Austin Film Festival gets Stoned; plus, a Texas Filmmakers' Production Fund update
"...Austin Film Festival gets Stoned..."

Aug. 24, 2007 Screens Column by Joe O'Connell

Film News
Jeff Nichols' Shotgun Stories wins the Narrative Jury Award at AFF; plus, Pras, NAMAC, and Willem Dafoe
"...Count Jeff Nichols as the next hot Austin filmmaker. His Shotgun Stories, the tale of a feud..."

Oct. 19, 2007 Screens Column by Joe O'Connell

Film News
Stars litter the Austin landscape, the real Oprah Effect, and other nuggets of film info
"...star power behind Fireflies in the Garden, which is filming now in the Bastrop area and previously around the..."

April 13, 2007 Screens Column by Joe O'Connell

Film News
Pull the film loop tighter; plus, how to give Harry Knowles a heart attack
"...Pulling the film loop tighter The catch phrase for the Texas film..."

Sept. 8, 2006 Screens Column by Joe O'Connell

Best Live Music Performances of 2018
The bands and venues that kept our critics on their feet
"...Kahron Spearman: Kendrick Lamar, Circuit of the Americas..."

Dec. 28, 2018 Music Feature by Greg Beets

Survival of the Fittest?
The unlikely story behind the Austin-based black comedy, Natural Selection.
"...by all accounts, an unlikely story: During the 1996 Austin Heart of Film Screenwriters Conference and Film Festival, a..."

Feb. 4, 2000 Screens Feature by Marc Savlov

East Austin Studio Tour Made Easy
Whether you're a veteran or a rookie, get the most out of East.
"...Whether you’re a veteran of Big Medium’s 15th East Austin Studio Tour (EAST) or..."

Nov. 10, 2016 Chron Events Post by Thomas Danh

Film News
Jennifer Aniston eyes Texas
"...While Brad Pitt is busy filming Terrence Malick's Tree of Life in Smithville and his..."

April 11, 2008 Screens Column by Joe O'Connell

The Constancy of Sorrow
Native Texan Kevin Reynolds taps loss of innocence, from Cold War Commies to The Count of Monte Cristo
"...known for his work with friend Kevin Costner on films like their mutual 1985 breakthrough, Fandango; 1991's Robin Hood:..."

May 8, 2009 Screens Feature by Marc Savlov

The Home School
Austin's latest class of cinematic talent – represented by six anticipated films at SXSW – is going places, but they aren't leaving anytime soon.
"...all his stuff in storage, he kept putting it off. Now, he's probably going to stay a while...."

March 10, 2006 Screens Feature by Spencer Parsons

Blue Starlite Shines at Austin Studios
Summer schedule of 'Giant,' 'Grindhouse,' and wild men
"...Drive-In will be showing at its new home at Austin Studios, wait no more! Drive-in boss Josh Frank sent..."

June 13, 2012 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

In the Land of Women
Adam Brody stars in this movie, which also features Kristen Stewart and Meg Ryan, as a young man creeping toward adulthood.
"...sound as though it might be the latest madcap offering from Pedro Almodóvar, In the Land of Women is..."

April 20, 2007 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

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