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Bob Byington and Kaley Wheless Go to Nebraska in Frances Ferguson
Small-town sins follow an unlikeable person in this likable film
" used to describe the work of Austin director Bob Byington, that one may as well be carved in..."

March 8, 2019 Screens Feature by Richard Whittaker

Bob Byington's Infinity Baby
Austin director has made a reputation for his low-key social comedies
"...rarely end up in each other's orbit. Austin director Bob Byington has made his own reputation for his brittle,..."

March 17, 2017 Screens Feature by Richard Whittaker

Somebody Up There Likes Bob Byington
The writer-director talks about his fifth feature
"...represents a moment of reckoning in the career of Bob Byington, it appears that he is well-positioned to seize..."

April 5, 2013 Screens Feature by Shawn Badgley

My Obsession: Bob Byington Dials in to the 555
Austin filmmaker shares his love for new sketch comedy series
"...[Ed. note: Bob Byington is an Austin-based filmmaker whose new film, Infinity..."

Feb. 17, 2017 Screens Column by Bob Byington

Bob Byington Sees the World, Writes Home About It
Harmony and Me's adventures in Australia
"...When Bob Byington took his comedy Harmony and Me to Australia,..."

March 8, 2011 Screens Post by Bob Byington

Bob Byington New to New York, Old Hat in Austin
Austinite Bob Byington premieres 'Harmony and Me' at Lincoln Center's New Directors/New Films showcase
"...misleading. New to them, maybe: We've already known about Bob Byington for years. His new film, Harmony and Me,..."

Feb. 13, 2009 Screens Post by Kimberley Jones

Byington's Back
Local writer/director to shoot Jason Schwartzman feature in town this spring
"...Me, at the Violet Crown Cinema last April, writer/director Bob Byington will bring the spotlight back to his hometown..."

Jan. 10, 2014 Screens Feature by Monica Riese

Somebody Up There Likes Me
Bob Byington's filmed-in-Austin, indie comedy takes place over decades as a guy wanders through life with (scene-stealing) coaching from his best friend, played by Nick Offerman.
"...Directed by: Bob Byington. Starring: Keith Poulson, Nick Offerman, Jess Weixler, Stephanie..."

April 5, 2013 Movie Review by Leah Churner

7 Chinese Brothers
Jason Schwartzman stars in this comedy from droll Austin auteur Bob Byington
"...Directed by: Bob Byington. Starring: Jason Schwartzman, Tunde Adebimpe, Olympia Dukakis, Eleanore..."

Sept. 4, 2015 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Infinity Baby
Babies (young and old) who can't grow up
"...Directed by: Bob Byington. Starring: Kieran Culkin, Kevin Corrigan, Martin Starr, Trieste..."

Sept. 15, 2017 Movie Review by Josh Kupecki

Things Are What You Make of Them
The deliciously cracked comedies of Bob Byington
" the real and uncomfortably recognizable world of writer/director Bob Byington, who takes premises that might sound distancing –a..."

Oct. 23, 2009 Screens Feature by Kimberley Jones

Private Parts in Public Places
Bob Byington lifts the lid on Registered Sex Offender
"...– in person and in his output – from Bob Byington. He has a soft, clipped, occasionally high voice...."

March 7, 2008 Screens Feature by Shawn Badgley

Gone to the Dogs
Bob Byington on his latest Austin comedy, 7 Chinese Brothers
"...Filmmaker Bob Byington's new feature 7 Chinese Brothers is a timeless..."

Aug. 28, 2015 Screens Feature by Marc Savlov

The Love Connection
Michael Moore hearts Austin and two of its funniest filmmakers, Bob Byington and Ben Steinbauer
"...– and "just great" is exactly what Moore thinks of Bob Byington and Ben Steinbauer, the two Austin filmmakers he..."

July 24, 2009 Screens Feature by Kimberley Jones

Harmony and Me
This Austin-made gem by Bob Byington is a sharply written and acted observational piece about a heartsick guy played by Justin Rice.
"...Directed by: Bob Byington. Starring: Justin Rice, Kevin Corrigan, Pat Healy, Kristen..."

Jan. 8, 2010 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

"...Directed by: Robert Byington. Starring: Carmen Nogales, Jason Andrews and Damian Young. It's..."

Nov. 13, 1998 Movie Review by Russell Smith

AFF Knows We Like to Watch
Local film Harmony and Me tops sneak peek at festival lineup
"...first chance – finally! – to see local filmmaker Bob Byington's super-buzzy Harmony and Me. AFF won't announce the..."

Aug. 26, 2009 Screens Post by Kimberley Jones

SXSW Film Review: 7 Chinese Brothers
Schwartzman rules as a paragon of booze, Arrow, and love
" could be forgiven for thinking that Austin filmmaker Bob Byington’s newest, and possibly sweetest, might be a nominally..."

March 17, 2015 SXSW Post by Marc Savlov

An Evening With Kevin Corrigan
Just two old friends sharing stories and laughs
"...The conversation was moderated by Corrigan's friend, local filmmaker Bob Byington...."

June 24, 2014 Screens Post by Neha Aziz

15 Movies We Can’t Wait to See at SXSW 2019
A few words about some of our favorite films coming to the fest
" used to describe the work of Austin director Bob Byington, that one may as well be carved in..."

March 7, 2019 SXSW Post by The Screens Staff

Poker Face
The life cycle of man as deadpan farce in 'Somebody Up There Likes Me'
"...For years, writer/director Bob Byington has been chronicling the subtleties of human behavior...."

March 9, 2012 Screens Feature by Josh Rosenblatt

'Somebody' Gets a Hometown Welcome
Bob Byington and Nick Offerman wag their jaws
"...And, of course, it didn't hurt that writer/director Bob Byington and star/producer Nick Offerman were in attendance...."

April 6, 2013 Screens Post by Monica Riese

Austin Film Festival: Awkwardness, Onscreen and Off
Technical issues and an understandably irate filmmaker mar what should have been a triumphant hometown premiere of 'Harmony and Me'
"...something they collectively tried to make clear to writer/director Bob Byington as he took the stage with Tucker and..."

Oct. 24, 2009 Screens Post by Kimberley Jones

Take Three
Local Drought Doesn't Apply to Filmmaking
"...Returning to the Plate Local filmmaker Bob Byington has been through the process once before. Three..."

Aug. 16, 1996 Screens Feature by Karl Pallmeyer

SXSW Adds 102 Movies to 2019 Film Festival Lineup
After Us, what else does the film fest have in store?
"...all his complexities. Speaking of Austin's oddball icons, J.R. "Bob" Dobbs and The Church of the SubGenius is a..."

Jan. 16, 2019 SXSW Post by Richard Whittaker

Austin Film Scene: Where Pragmatism Meets Idealism
‘The New York Times’ floats a capital idea
"...Slacker and Dazed and Confused. Others, such as filmmakers Bob Byington, Bryan Poyser, and Terrence Malick are noted, along..."

May 18, 2013 Screens Post by Marjorie Baumgarten

'Tuna' Is a Catch on YouTube
Bob Byington's 2000 film stars Louis CK and Nick Offerman
"...Allow us to present a 13-year-old indie by director Bob Byington, Tuna, which stars a babyfaced Nick Offerman and..."

April 18, 2013 Screens Post by Monica Riese

SXSW 2012 Film Lineup Announced
'21 Jump Street' selected as Centerpiece Film
"...TX filmmakers are still represented, with new films from Bob Byington, the Duplass brothers, Jonny Mars, Andrew Garrison, and..."

Feb. 1, 2012 Screens Post by Kimberley Jones

Moving Pictures
Twenty years on, more than two dozen filmmakers pay tribute to Slacker and a city in transition
"...Today it's Bob Ray who, via the luck of the convoluted raffle..."

Aug. 26, 2011 Screens Feature by Marc Savlov

TV Eye
Good riddance to Bill Maher, with reservations.
"...hosts Tim Russert on NBC's Meet the Press and Bob Schieffer on CBS's Face the Nation. Stephanopoulos makes his..."

June 28, 2002 Screens Column by Belinda Acosta

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