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Your Queer Guide to Austin
A crash course on the city's LGBTQ parties, prides, and resources
"...parties, the rise and fall of gay bars, new festivals, and community members doing awe-inspiring work. In a nutshell,..."

Sept. 5, 2018 Qmmunity Post by Sarah Marloff

Qmmunity: The Science of Queers
Plus events to make and celebrate queer history
"...Contrast Film Festival Dubbed the "Best Boundary-Pushing Fest" of 2018,..."

July 12, 2019 Column by Sarah Marloff

Hitchcock/Truffaut
Go behind the groundbreaking book of interviews; a must for cinephiles
"...In 1962, two filmmakers sat in a room together to record 50 hours..."

Feb. 26, 2016 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Alpha Female Films Tackles Queer Life in a Podunk Town
“Butch Queen”? Yes, please!
"...the event will be featured in the new short film “Butch Queen,” the latest project from Allie Lane and..."

Nov. 9, 2018 Qmmunity Post by Beth Sullivan

Cowboy del Amor
Ivan Thompson, the "Cowboy Cupid" who brokers marriages between American men and Mexican women, is a truly fascinating documentary character that is expertly revealed through rock-solid storytelling.
"...please turn on some music?"), but he turns out midfilm to have a soft side. Maybe. I've seen a..."

March 24, 2006 Movie Review by Marrit Ingman

Universal Talent
From 1961 to 1992, Julioeloy Mesa worked in the Cuban Institute of Cinematic Industry and Art, making movie posters that earned international awards, exhibitions in museums, and even a permanent collection in the Library of Congress. Though he now lives comfortably in Austin, Texas, Mesa's artistic struggle continues.
"...disciples, no art spoke more to the people. Mesa's film posters won awards in international competitions, including the Cannes..."

July 13, 2001 Arts Feature by Rob Curran

Jesus Is Coming
The video mailed across the state, the Christian film that found an audience in Austin, and other stories of evangelicals using film to spread the word
"...who came from miles away to see the Christian film that had been playing for weeks in a multiplex..."

April 27, 2001 Screens Feature by Sarah Hepola

Trump’s Twitter Library, a Ferris Wheel of Cheese, and More From the Wide, Weird World of SXSW
Festival-adjacent events abound!
"...Your SXSW badge doesn't just gain you entry to films, concerts, and conference panels. It also opens the door..."

March 8, 2019 Features Feature by Kimberley Jones

DVDanger: Thanatomorphose and Dead Weight
Two indie horrors tackle how the living contend with death
"...For every restriction that comes with indie horror film making – budgets, scale, resources – there's one big..."

Jan. 25, 2014 Screens Post

Qmmunity
A space to embrace Austin’s queer artists of color
"...Homo Arigato: The Wild Boys Jeremy, Tish, and Austin Film Society are at it again. After a few months..."

Sept. 14, 2018 Column by Sarah Marloff

My Obsession: Time Travel in Movies
Falling down the wormhole of chronophysics in film
"...in the stories and screenplays of science fiction. In contrast, the Divergent Universe, or Branch Theory, creates a new..."

Jan. 26, 2018 Screens Column by Bears Fonté

Reflections
SXSW 2000 Film Festival and Conference
"...stifle the loud music ("organized noise") next door. (The film's music is by such legends as George Harrison, Eric..."

March 24, 2000 Screens Feature by Kate X Messer

Qmmunity: Sellers Underground Shutters
Send Qmmunity your queer’d memories of the Fourth Street fixture
"...Dark City Beneath the Beat Contrast Film Festival brings queer rapper TT the Artist's docu-ode..."

Dec. 11, 2020 Column by Beth Sullivan

Shout Out to the Queer Best of Austin Winners
Qmmunity is so proud of you!
"...Best Boundary-Pushing Fest: Contrast Film Festival..."

Nov. 1, 2018 Qmmunity Post by Sarah Marloff

Housecore Horror Live Shot: Saturday Part 2
King Parrot squawk, Author & Punisher grinds, Neurosis evolves
"...aching knees on day two of the Housecore Horror Film Festival – inevitable toll of Emo’s unyielding concrete floor..."

Oct. 26, 2014 Music Post by Richard Whittaker

Short Cuts
Film news from around Austin
"...a pair of them, actually -- within the Austin film community. The first is the abrupt resignation of longtime..."

Oct. 22, 1999 Screens Column by Marjorie Baumgarten

Postmarks
Overhyped Roadshows
"...of coverage the Chronicle provided of this week's Austin Film Festival, in contrast to the Statesman which provided substantial..."

Oct. 18, 1996 Column

The Ultimate Queer Guide to SXSW 2019
Often imitated, never duplicated, we’re here to keep it real kweer
"...Becoming Leslie, 5:30pm, Rollins Theatre, Badge required..."

March 1, 2019 Qmmunity Post by Sarah Marloff

Widows
Viola Davis leads an efficient heist that rarely blows the doors off
"...For his first film since winning multiple awards for 12 Years a Slave..."

Nov. 16, 2018 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Yellow Rose
The real New Country in this very Austin story of musical roots
"...the iconic folk song, the title also references the film’s protagonist, 17-year-old Filipina Rose Garcia (Noblezada), who lives in..."

Oct. 9, 2020 Movie Review by Beth Sullivan

New French Shorts
Queer and immigrant stories, satire and romance give new perspectives on French culture
"...effective compositions to let Ahmed's journey speak quietly. By contrast, dialogue-free and enigmatic animated short "Sheep, Wolf, And a..."

May 15, 2020 Movie Review by Richard Whittaker

Words Are Bonds
Worlds intersect at the 17th annual Austin International Poetry Festival
"...wading through the crowds for all the various music, film, interactive, theatre, crawfish, kite, and grumpy-donkey festivals that pop..."

April 17, 2009 Books Feature by Michael Agresta

DVDanger: The Atticus Institute
Or, in defense of found footage and mockumentaries
"...sub par romantic comedies would emerge every summer. By contrast, this decade has become a quagmire of supernatural found..."

Jan. 24, 2015 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Me Talk Dirty One Day
Bryan Poyser and Jacob Vaughan come clean on their 'Dear Pillow'
"...Times change. Making an independent film that stands apart never really gets any easier. Adjusted..."

Sept. 3, 2004 Screens Feature by John Pierson

Hot Movie Previews
Sneaking Into Summer
"...Do the math. With more than 40 films opening nationwide during those weeks, and with all of..."

May 23, 1997 Screens Feature by Marjorie Baumgarten

Slack Where We Started
Richard Linklater and John Pierson Ponder 'Slacker' and Its Aftermath
"...1989, Richard Linklater and a merry band of Austin filmmakers shot the movie that was eventually to become known..."

June 29, 2001 Screens Feature by Marjorie Baumgarten

The Making of Olympia
"...for two reasons: love and money. I loved the filmmakers, I loved the film's characters, and I loved the..."

Nov. 13, 1998 Screens Feature by Bill Stott

Page Two: Love and Badges
The last 'Page Two' on SXSW 09 (probably)
"...the perception of it in the world beyond, the Festival is well-loved, earning mostly enthusiastic praise. National and international..."

April 3, 2009 Column by Louis Black

That Old Revival Spirit
Testifying About Movies
"...in the company of others. This summer two Austin film series, the Austin Film Society's Summer Free-for-All and the..."

June 13, 1997 Screens Feature

Wes Anderson Brings Isle of Dogs to SXSW
Plus Midnighters bring the gore, and Alita party
"...horror A Quiet Place is this year's opening night film. Now Wes Anderson's new star-studded canine animation Isle of..."

Feb. 7, 2018 SXSW Post by Richard Whittaker

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