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I Live My Broken Dreams
This year's rock docs examine the 'outsider myth' and more among the likes of Daniel Johnston, Townes Van Zandt, and Wild Man Fischer
"...David Olney, in Be Here to Love Me: A Film About Townes Van Zandt..."

March 11, 2005 Screens Feature by Will Robinson Sheff

Somebody Up There Likes Bob Byington
The writer-director talks about his fifth feature
"...For most independent filmmakers, this development – a reversal of fortunes for a..."

April 5, 2013 Screens Feature by Shawn Badgley

God Bless This Mess
The AFS Texas Documentary Tour: Doug Block's '51 Birch Street'

Oct. 6, 2006 Screens Feature by Anne S. Lewis

Owen Egerton’s Bloody Good Time
Writer/director’s distinctly Austin horror-comedy returns for RTX Austin
"...SXSW. Only it wasn't him, it was his second film as a writer/director, Blood Fest. And it wasn't simply..."

Aug. 3, 2018 Screens Feature by Richard Whittaker

Race to Innovation
With $1,000 each and eight weeks, five teams compete to take theatre to a new level
"...spark. The first annual ArtSpark Theater & Game Development Festival, which opens Sept. 8, appears to be going for..."

Sept. 9, 2005 Arts Feature by Elizabeth Cobbe

Smart Growth
Reflecting on 20 years of South by Southwest Interactive Festivals
"...hard to imagine South by Southwest without the Interactive Festival. For years, though, Interactive was treated as something of..."

March 1, 2013 Screens Feature by Monica Riese

Event Horizon
As festivals, crowds, and expenses proliferate – is Austin approaching major event overload?
"...In one of Richards' dispatches from this year's Festival, he took a minute to write about what may..."

July 12, 2013 News Feature by Mike Kanin

Off the Record
Ben Kweller saddles up in Austin, Willie Nelson and company share one last night in the Backyard, and Bavu Blakes and others gear up for election night
"...Airport on their way to New Orleans' Voodoo Music Festival last weekend. Guitarist Paul Leary introduced himself to the..."

Oct. 31, 2008 Music Column by Austin Powell

Contradictions Exposed
"...religion [Vol.16, No.17]. The spirituality of art, music, and film cannot be left out...."

Jan. 10, 1997 Column

Who's Afraid of 'Big Bad Wolves'?
Wolfing down the new Israeli horror from Navot Papushado and Aharon Keshales
" ask director Navot Papushado, he says, "This whole film is about fatherhood."..."

Sept. 20, 2013 Screens Feature by Richard Whittaker

Our readers talk back.
"...Problems in Orchestral Film Scoring..."

Oct. 25, 2002 Column

Playback: This Is Not Traditional
Tim Kerr and Jerry Hagins remain unconventional in Up Around the Sun, plus an update on World Class Capital Group
"..."Once, we played at a string band festival and this guy came up and asked, 'Are those..."

Aug. 17, 2018 Music Column by Kevin Curtin

ATX TV Fest: How Roku Is Changing How We Watch TV
Will the streaming box disappear, only to be more ubiquitous?
" the streaming service system's main job as a film platform...."

June 22, 2018 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Filmmaker Keith Maitland on Tackling Tower
Innovative doc animates the UT Tower Massacre
"...more posh than it really is," said the Austin filmmaker. It's not like he's gone Hollywood: He was there..."

Oct. 21, 2016 Screens Feature by Richard Whittaker

DVD Watch: 'Fat Kid Rules the World'
Matthew Lillard's directorial debut has a big heart
"...Troy Billings (Jacob Wysocki of Sundance 2011 hit Terri)..."

Jan. 22, 2013 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Space Invaders on a Shoestring Budget
Monsters is the best monster movie of the millennium (so far)
" sheer virtue of directorial pluck (it's Edwards' first film out of the gate) and producerial luck (rumored budget:..."

Oct. 29, 2010 Screens Feature by Marc Savlov

Looking More Closely When Others Look Away
On directors examining structure, storytelling, and how pictures can move us
"...two criteria you have to meet to land your film in SXSW's Emerging Visions showcase. First of all, you..."

March 9, 2007 Screens Feature by Nora Ankrum

DVDanger: What's Your Point of View?
For Halloween, some beastly releases of the haunting month
"...Short stories and short films are the arguably native form of horror. Just long..."

Oct. 20, 2013 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Kid Powers
Charlie Belle kicks up some Magnetic Fields buzz
"...Campbell's phone interview with Merritt, conducted shortly before the film opened here in November of last year...."

Sept. 23, 2011 Screens Post by Cindy Widner

aGLIFF: Like a Virgin on the Runway in Trinidad
Onward through aGLIFF, night 2!
"...candy store this year. There are so many tremendous films – and very few of the typical gay cinema..."

Sept. 6, 2008 Qmmunity Post by Andy Campbell

Friday Picks
SXSW picks & sleepers
"...just help the BBC narrate a documentary about the Festival, they proved bands get signed here. Warner Bros. offered..."

March 18, 2005 Music Feature

"...Ironically, this outpouring of additional screens is a marked contrast to the dire battle being waged in the UT..."

Oct. 24, 1997 Screens Column by Marjorie Baumgarten

Short Cuts
Buy local! Go see Guillermo del Toro's Blade 2! While you're at it, check out his other film in theatres, The Devil's Backbone!
"...Guillermo del Toro's Blade 2, which closed out SXSW Film 2002 last Saturday night at the Paramount Theatre, is..."

March 22, 2002 Screens Column by Marc Savlov

Feeding the 'Afflicted'
Clif Prowse and Derek Lee have a new angle on found footage
"...Fantastic Fest. Coming in after being acquired by CBS films, it swept the board at the awards in the..."

Sept. 24, 2013 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

DVDanger: 'American Mary'/'Ninja III: The Domination'
The changing POV of the female revenge flick
"...stands as a moment of glorious lunacy in a festival that prides itself on its insanity. The disc can't..."

June 15, 2013 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

"...on TV. I highlight classic (and not so classic) films for a news station in Seattle and I often..."

Aug. 9, 2002 Column

SXSW Survival Thriller Asks What Keeps You Alive
Not just another Cabin in the Woods
"...– it's because they are the gems of the festival. Within the past five years, late-night audiences squirmed during..."

March 9, 2018 Screens Feature by Jenny Nulf

Playback: Hot Shivers
New Whiskey Shivers, Butthole Surfers, Casualties, murals, and takes on American literary classics
" the third installment of the lucrative Pitch Perfect film series, now scheduled for the holidays, and just last..."

July 21, 2017 Music Column by Kevin Curtin

Astraea Sees the Future
Director Kristjan Thor brings snowy apocalypse to Austin
"...The film (which receives its Austin debut this Thursday as part..."

July 20, 2016 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Your Fantasy House
Where reader types would own a vacation home if it could be anywhere in literature
"...By contrast, the Wood Between the Worlds is made for relaxation...."

June 17, 2016 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

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