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Down the Rabbit Hole With Avant Glam
Darkly dreaming with Sassy Delure about her newest show
"...and deep, but Sassy Delure and the performers of Avant Glam Cabaret have promises to keep, and miles to..."

Aug. 1, 2014 Arts Post by Richard Whittaker

Avant Glam Breaks Out the Mistletoe
What's Christmas without a little unwrapping?
"...how: With a special celebration of unwrapping courtesy of Avant Glam...."

Dec. 21, 2013 Arts Post by Richard Whittaker

Avant Glam Into the Future
Sassy Delure on Austin's newest burlesque troupe
"...they'd grab their sequins and come a'runnin to form Avant Glam Cabaret. But it wasn't a sudden urge that..."

Aug. 8, 2013 Arts Post by Richard Whittaker

Avant-Garde Austin
Experimental Response Cinema announces its spring lineup
"...Experimental Response Cinema, an Austin collective of avant-garde film and video artists, has announced its spring lineup..."

Jan. 24, 2014 Screens Feature by Joey Keeton

The Pope of Avant Garde
Remembering William S. Burroughs
"...up for a brief audience with the pope of avant garde. Each one had a little something prepared to..."

Aug. 15, 1997 Books Feature

Structuralist, Collagist, and Surrealist Film: The Poetics of Avant-Garde Cinema

July 13, 2001 Screens Feature

Structuralist, Collagist and Surrealist Film: The Poetics of Avant-Garde Cinema

July 12, 2001 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Charting America
Filmmaker James Benning typifies the avant-garde tradition and will be on hand to present his film, Los, as part of the Austin Film Society's series, "Expanding Cinema: Fifty Years of Avant-Garde Cinema."
"...fitting that Benning -- a longtime student of the avant-garde tradition and now one of its masters -- will..."

July 13, 2001 Screens Feature by Marrit Ingman

The Innovators
Part 2 of "Jazz," by Harvey Pekar
"...From the late Sixties to the present, some avant-garde musicians have experimented with improvisation based on pre-set foundations..."

June 15, 2001 Music Feature by Harvey Pekar

Something Sassy for Christmas
Avant Glam Cabaret says Hello Holiday!
"...not like it's the unseasonal warmth is what's causing Avant Glam Cabaret and friends to drop their outer garments...."

Dec. 23, 2015 Arts Post by Richard Whittaker

Feed an Artist, Nourish the World
Austin School of Film underground and avant-garde shorts
"...True, the man behind the eye-opening avant-garde masterpieces Un chien andalou and L'age d'or failed to..."

Dec. 18, 2009 Screens Feature by Marc Savlov

Suspect Zero
There's a reason why this FBI agent who's chasing a serial killer has constant headaches: He's in the middle of a murky movie that mixes arch style with police procedural.
"...and gore. This is in keeping with director Merhige’s avant-garde pedigree: In addition to numerous gothically inclined music videos,..."

Aug. 27, 2004 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

The Inexpressible
Ferreting out the local avant-garde jazz scene
"...absence of clubs or coffee houses willing to book avant-garde music on a consistent basis, it's nearly impossible. Relentless..."

June 15, 2001 Music Feature by Christopher Hess

Expanding Cinema
An interview with premier avant-garde filmmaker and musician Michael Snow.
"...to inaugurate "Expanding Cinema" -- the Austin Film Society's avant-garde film and video survey which kicks off during this..."

Sept. 17, 1999 Screens Feature by Athina Rachel Tsangari

Man With a Movie To Score
Justin Sherburn sounds off on an avant-garde, Soviet silent
"...With a Movie Camera is a cornerstone of Russian avant-garde cinema, a plot-free documentary-of-sorts about the developing relationship between..."

July 6, 2012 Screens Feature by Josh Rosenblatt

The Radical Context
The Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center's Unseen Cinema: Early American Avant-Garde Film 1893-1941
"...that is the subject of Unseen Cinema: Early American Avant-Garde Film 1893-1941, a 10-part film series that the Harry..."

Feb. 13, 2004 Screens Feature by Rachel Proctor May

Live From New York!
Forty years of a landmark show should yield more than an 82-minute doc
"...Saturday Night Live archival footage clocking its growth from avant-garde to establishment, and interspersed with images from matching eras..."

June 12, 2015 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Frank
Arthouse comedy amuses yet disappoints.
"...by accident into a gig playing keyboards in an avant-garde band with an unpronounceable name. Frank (Fassbender) is the..."

Sept. 5, 2014 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

The Ballad of Genesis and Lady Jaye
His, hers, and ours: Outsider artists use plastic surgery to merge as one on the physical plane.
"...loving spree that manages to look and feel simultaneously avant-garde and yet oddly in line with so-called "traditional values."..."

April 6, 2012 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

El Bulli: Cooking in Progress
The most famous restaurant in the world is profiled in this documentary.
"...This is, ultimately, food preparation and presentation as razor-edge, avant-garde design, and Wetzel's cinematographer Josef Mayerhofer ogles the orgy..."

Oct. 14, 2011 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Who's Your Dada?
An evening of avant-garde/experimental cinema at ASoF
"...of Film's Friendly But Starving IV: An Evening of Avant Garde & Experimental Film. You want weird? You got..."

May 13, 2011 Screens Post by Marc Savlov

Rubber
Rubber is a movie about a sentient, telekinetic, and homicidal tire on a rampage.
"...a comeback for Eighties icon Hauser, and a feature-length avant garde film unlike any other. It is, in effect,..."

April 1, 2011 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Scott Walker: 30 Century Man
The fascinating documentary explores the overlooked career of this influential yet enigmatic music legend.
"...interview and studio footage offer a glimpse into the avant composer's closely guarded mind – one that seems gripped..."

March 27, 2009 Movie Review by Audra Schroeder

Dreamer: Inspired by a True Story
You could call it Seabiscuit Jr., but this horsey heartwarmer does something surprising in spite of its underdog sports-movie formula and shameless emotional manipulation: It manages to be an enjoyable movie about and for girls.
"...not – I repeat, is not – challenging or avant-garde cinema; Gatins (in his directorial debut) is the scribe..."

Oct. 21, 2005 Movie Review by Marrit Ingman

The Saddest Music in the World
Strange, marvelous, and unique, Guy Maddin's new film starring Isabella Rossellini is his best work to date.
"...and resist ordinary explanation. He is at once an avant-gardist and an antiquarian, if such a combination is indeed..."

June 4, 2004 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Imagine the Sound
"...Comic Book Confidential) filmed this profile of four jazz avant-gardists in the early Eighties. Included are performances by Cecil..."

April 30, 2002 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

A Waking Dream
Film collective in*situ screens the animation of Harry Smith, avant-garde filmmaker.
"...to overshadow Smith's 40-year career as a pioneer of avant garde film. This weekend, in*situ -- a collective of..."

Nov. 12, 1999 Screens Feature by Chris Baker

The Boys
"...of the fact that it's a brilliant exercise in avant-noir filmmaking, leaves you clammy and trembling, desperately in need..."

Oct. 22, 1999 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Uncut
"...silly fictional narrative for the film's failure -- it's avant-garde nonsense. (A clever sequence in which a court trial..."

April 9, 1999 Movie Review by Steve Davis

Experimental Films
"...be the stalwart Bruce Conner, a mainstay of the avant-garde film scene. Conner was making music videos back before..."

May 31, 1996 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

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