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The Slacker 2011 Interviews: Chris Eska
Director Chris Eska on Slacker 2011
"...memories the most. For Slacker 2011, August Evening director Chris Eska helmed the famous finale...."

Aug. 31, 2011 Screens Post by Marc Savlov

The Retrieval
Chris Eska's ambitious indie film is set during the waning months of the Civil War and tells a distinctive coming-of-age story.
"...Directed by: Chris Eska. Starring: Ashton Sanders, Tishuan Scott, Keston John, Bill..."

May 2, 2014 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Up The Hill for 'Slacker 2011'
On-set for the final scene of the remake (video)
"...final scene for Slacker 2011. That segment, directed by Chris Eska, along with the other 22 segments by local..."

Aug. 31, 2011 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

August Evening
This quiet, contemplative gem of a film paints a painfully accurate portrait of familial love, loss, and healing-by-degrees among the migrant communities bordering San Antonio.
"...Directed by: Chris Eska. Starring: Pedro Castaneda, Veronica Loren, Abel Becerra, Walter..."

Oct. 10, 2008 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Trial and Error, Rewarded
The days- and nights- and years-long journey to make August Evening
"...one of the many moments of understated resonance in Chris Eska's contemplative first feature. Though he and his producers..."

Oct. 3, 2008 Screens Feature by Shawn Badgley

Film News
The Top 10 things that had people talking in Austin film and TV this year
"...5) Eska is a close second..."

Jan. 4, 2008 Screens Column by Joe O'Connell

SXSW 2013 Film Reviews: 'The Retrieval'
Crisp shots and extremely strong performances by the leads make this film a must-see
"...The RetrievalNarrative Feature Competition, World Premiere D: Chris Eska; with Ashton Sanders, Tishuan Scott, Keston John..."

March 15, 2013 Screens Feature by Monica Riese

Moving Pictures
Twenty years on, more than two dozen filmmakers pay tribute to Slacker and a city in transition
"...the mood atop Mount Bonnell is downright giddy. Director Chris Eska and his DP Yuta Yamaguchi have scored the..."

Aug. 26, 2011 Screens Feature by Marc Savlov

SXSW Film Unveils March Lineup
So much ado!
"...and Kris Kristofferson. And in the Narrative Competition field, Chris Eska will premiere The Retrieval, his first feature since..."

Jan. 31, 2013 Screens Post by Kimberley Jones

Film News
Austinite Chris Eska's August Evening wins big at LAFF, a year after locals Gretchen and Chalk did
"...'August Evening' is smokin' Chris Eska's August Evening is red-hot, snaring a distribution deal..."

July 13, 2007 Screens Column by Joe O'Connell

Film News
Making 'Room' for Kyle Henry in Cannes; plus, 'August Evening,' 'Everything in Between,' and 'Dallas'
"...summer shoot for August Evening, the first feature from Chris Eska, a UCLA film grad whose short "Doki-Doki" showed..."

April 29, 2005 Screens Column by Joe O'Connell

Film Independent Spirit Award Nominations Announced
Boyhood, Kumiko earn multiple nods
"...Director and Best Female Lead (Rinko Kikuchi). Meanwhile, producer Chris Ohlson is one of three finalists for the prestigious..."

Nov. 25, 2014 Screens Post by Kimberley Jones

An Actor and an Übermensch
Tishuan Scott connects the dots between Nietzsche and his award-winning turn in civil war drama 'The Retrieval'
"...in, as the face of The Retrieval, Texas writer/director Chris Eska's critically acclaimed second feature. The film, which is..."

May 2, 2014 Screens Feature by Josh Rosenblatt

Film News
Austin Film: The SXSW CliffsNotes version
"...the European shoot? Slacker, he not be... I knew Chris Eska back when he was just valedictorian of Gonzales..."

March 7, 2008 Screens Column by Joe O'Connell

Film News
Festival huzzahs
"...wake of Hurricane Katrina... Film Independent's Spirit Awards nominees? Chris Eska's August Evening is up for the John Cassavetes..."

Dec. 14, 2007 Screens Column by Joe O'Connell

AFS Grants Announced
$115,000 awarded to filmmakers
"...Arrow” D: Dustin Shroff (Austin) AFS Grant Award: $1,500 Chris is a twelve-year-old loner trapped in the suburban sprawl..."

Sept. 2, 2014 Screens Post by Marjorie Baumgarten

Texas Filmmakers' Production Fund Grant Recipients
$77,000 to 27 projects
"...August Evening, Chris Eska (narrative)..."

Aug. 26, 2005 Screens Feature

Double Nickelodeons on the Dime
Plenty of opportunities to catch some classic films
"...A series called "Texas Christening" appropriately kicks off the venue's reopening. AFS founder and..."

May 26, 2017 Screens Feature by Marjorie Baumgarten

Capital City Black Film Festival Returns
Year two gets even more ambitious
"...a movie this year, called The Retrieval [from writer/director Chris Eska]. Alright? The Retrieval is about a slave, a..."

Aug. 20, 2014 Screens Post by Kahron Spearman

Arts+Labor Does SXSW
Checking in with a local production house at the Fest
"...this video they produced at the world premiere of Chris Eska's second feature...."

March 13, 2013 SXSW Post by Monica Riese

Trailer Park: SXSW Film Day 5
Three picks (and clips) from today's screenings
"...with Django Unchained. Now this competition film by director Chris Eska covers some of the same ground – literally..."

March 12, 2013 SXSW Post by Monica Riese

Restyling 'Slacker'
Local filmmakers join forces to reshoot the Austin classic
"...Bob Byington, Mike Dolan, Sam Wainwright Douglas, Jay Duplass, Chris Eska, Paul Gordon, Amy Grappell, Duane Graves, Berndt Mader,..."

April 29, 2011 Screens Post by Kimberley Jones

Take It to Bank
TFPF announces grant winners
"...SEPTEMBER MORNING Chris Eska 85 min narrative $7,000 production..."

Aug. 30, 2010 Screens Post by Kimberley Jones

Savlov's Top Ten Redux Part Two: The Bane of Michael Medved
Savlov's Top Ten extras
"...8.) Native Texan Chris Eska's August Evening is a bittersweet gem of a..."

Jan. 7, 2009 Screens Post by Marc Savlov

You Can Leave Your Hat On
Watching movies in Marfa
"...a prism of films. The narrative August Evening by Chris Eska tracked a Mexican-American family in Gonzales falling apart..."

May 9, 2008 Screens Feature by Jardine Libaire

Los Angeles: Totally Crushing on Austin
A couple of homegrown films hit the L.A. Film Festival
"...Steve Collins' Gretchen won Best Dramatic Feature in 2006, Chris Eska's August Evening in 2007 – and now in..."

May 7, 2008 Screens Post by Kimberley Jones

Spirit Huzzahs
Texans show big at the Independent Spirit Awards
"...the Truer Than Fiction Award for The Unforeseen and Chris Eska winning the John Cassavetes Award for August Evening...."

Feb. 25, 2008 Screens Post by Kimberley Jones

A New Revolution?
Ding dong: The Golden Globes are (more or less) dead.
"...John Cassavetes Award. (The home state vote goes to Chris Eska for August Evening). The Spirit Awards air on..."

Jan. 8, 2008 Screens Post by Kimberley Jones

Film News
As Perry proposes $20 million for incentives in budget, two major productions open up shop in Austin
"...you want some fiction, too? How about August Evening, Chris Eska's story of an aging undocumented worker, which shot..."

Feb. 16, 2007 Screens Column by Joe O'Connell

Texas Filmmakers' Production Fund Grant Recipients
$125,000 to 18 filmmakers
"...Sarah M. Dowling, "The Anatomy of a Frog" (narrative); Chris Eska, August Evening (narrative); Naiti Gamez, "Sadie" (narrative); Jenn..."

Aug. 25, 2006 Screens Feature

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