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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

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

The Ballad of Townes & Blaze
The twisted but not-so-tall tale of Van Zandt and Foley, Lonesome Dove meets Barfly
"...The jigsaw of geography in filmmaking is such that one day during the making of..."

Aug. 17, 2018 Features Feature by Sybil Rosen

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

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

Contrast Film Festival Pushes Boundaries, Defies Gender
New film festival presents America: The Remix
"...Contrast Film Festival is not your typical film fest. Intermixing..."

July 20, 2018 Screens Feature by Sarah Marloff

Filmmaker Bruce LaBruce Gets "Provocative and Political!"
Getting explicit and merciless in The Misandrists
"...misandry in our lives, and director Bruce LaBruce's latest film, making its Texas premiere at this weekend's Contrast Film..."

July 20, 2018 Screens Feature by Sarah Marloff

Gay Place
A sign of good things to come?
"...Rights Project's family reunification efforts and this weekend's inaugural Contrast Film Fest, to Sunday's Drag the Vote and next..."

July 20, 2018 Column by Sarah Marloff

Getting Caught on 7 Splinters in Time
Director explains mindwarping time travel flick before screening
"...Sometimes you don't know what a film is really about until it's done. Sometimes, that's even..."

June 27, 2018 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

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

Indie Meme Film Festival Review: Ask the Sexpert
Bio-documentary of India's Dr. Ruth
"...Director Vaishali Sinha attempts an impartial depiction of contrasting perspectives on sex in Indian media, which is largely..."

April 24, 2018 Screens Post by Tinu Thomas

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

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

The Austin Film Festival Calendar
Plan out your 2018 Fest schedule
"...Film festival season is almost on us, and in Austin..."

Jan. 26, 2018 Screens Feature by Richard Whittaker

My Obsession: Time Travel in Movies
Falling down the wormhole of chronophysics in film
" 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

Tillie Walden: Talking Comics
"If it was torture, I’d’ve given up by now.”
"...graphic novel Spinning, will be at the Texas Book Festival this weekend. (For times, see below.) Until then, and..."

Nov. 1, 2017 Arts Post by Wayne Alan Brenner

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

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

Austin Film Festival Review: The Big Spoon
Love lost and found in this bittersweet local feature
"...Billed as an unromantic comedy, this homegrown Austin film explores what it means to be in the death..."

Oct. 18, 2016 Screens Post by Jessi Cape

DVDanger: Fantastic Fest 2015 Revisited
With the 2016 lineup here, time for VOD and DVD reruns
"...Festival films have a life cycle. Some drop by for..."

Aug. 6, 2016 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

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

ATX Television Festival: Shifting Landscapes: The Effect of 9/11 on Storytelling
How the World Trade Center attacks affected TV
"...veteran told the audience Friday at the ATX Television Festival panel Shifting Landscapes: The Effect of 9/11 on Storytelling...."

June 11, 2016 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Page Two: Roger Ebert Added a Star to His The Whole Shootin' Match Rating
Last Night at the Alamo restoration revives Eagle Pennell's early promise for posterity
" prouder of the leadership and team. The SXSW Film Festival is offering an extraordinary lineup of films; I..."

March 11, 2016 Column by Louis Black

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

The Wrong Kind of Rebel Rock
Why bands are lowering the Confederate battle flag
"...So why has Southern rock, rap, and metal clung..."

July 22, 2015 Music Post by Richard Whittaker

Sarah Hepola explains how she came to write a memoir on being a blackout drinker
"...features (going undercover to high school prom, anyone?), reviewing film, and serving as Screens editor. Since leaving Austin a..."

June 19, 2015 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

DVDanger: The Return of Artsploitation
Indie label returns with three psychosexual horrors
"...of outlets for them. So for fans of such films, the big question has been: Whatever happened to Artsploitation?..."

June 17, 2015 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Peace Officer Puts a Face on Police Militarization
Film details a former sheriff's search for answers
"...Peace Officer is such a timely film, it’s almost absurd. The documentary, which won the grand..."

March 20, 2015 Screens Post by Amy Kamp

The Good Eye: Crossing the (180-Degree) Line
Austin actresses go behind the camera
"...the roles they'd want to play and direct the films they'd love to be cast in. Some embarked on..."

March 20, 2015 Column by Amy Gentry

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