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Disaster Relief
In the wake of last week's terrorist attacks on New York City and Washington, D.C., Austin theatre artists are doing their part to help out: raising funds for disaster relief from audiences attending their shows.

Sept. 21, 2001 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

UT's Master Plan Disaster?
So Far, School's New Buildings Receive Low Marks

Aug. 29, 1997 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Insuring Disaster
Austin: Just Another Outpost

Nov. 10, 1995 News Feature

'Nothing Is Done Alone' Extended Interview
The TxCC and their role in Bastrop's recovery after the fires
"...the corps and how they fit into the Bastrop disaster scenario. I ended up also learning about how they..."

Dec. 2, 2013 Chronolog Post by Kate X Messer

Melancholia
Danish filmmaker Lars von Trier brings his vision of human annihilation to the screen in this visually stunning and thematically rich film.
"...In the most generic sense, Melancholia is a disaster film (which is certainly not the same thing as..."

Nov. 18, 2011 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

San Andreas
This is how the world ends, not with a bang, but with a guffaw
"...this newest entry in the perennial "California Gets It" disaster movie subgenre is a hoot. It’s also exactly what..."

May 29, 2015 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

2012
Big. Dumb. Fun.
"...a scale never before seen, the characters in his disaster epics manage to reaffirm their broken loves, make amends..."

Nov. 13, 2009 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Daylight
"...driving a Yellow Checker into the tunnel when the disaster occurs, immediately rushes to offer his services when no..."

Dec. 6, 1996 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Deepwater Horizon
Mark Wahlberg stars in this throwback to Seventies disaster films
"...make a film about one of the worst man-made disasters of all time, one that saw over 210 million..."

Sept. 30, 2016 Movie Review by Josh Kupecki

The Impossible
The sound and fury of the Christmas tsunami is deeply harrowing as shown here through the microcosm of one family's experience.
"...The Impossible begins two days before the disaster, when a British family of five – Henry (McGregor),..."

Jan. 4, 2013 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Dark Was the Night, Cold Was the Ground
Austin slowly thaws out from an unprecedented – but not entirely unexpected – disaster
"...and organizations that have helped the community face the disaster; contact us if you have one to add: calendar@austinchronicle.com...."

Feb. 19, 2021 News Feature by Lina Fisher

Geostorm
It's not just a storm, it's a ...
"...falling.” I concur, to be sure, but this planet-in-peril disaster flick – and it is assuredly a flick in..."

Oct. 27, 2017 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Into the Storm
The tornado may be bad, but the movie is not.
"...Disaster movies over the last decade or so have evolved..."

Aug. 8, 2014 Movie Review by Louis Black

… And God Spoke (the making of …)
"...refreshing Coca-Cola (It's a product placement thing.). Borman “captures” disaster after disaster on camera, doing for bad filmmakers what..."

Nov. 4, 1994 Movie Review by Robert Faires

Raspad
"...their pawns in the media -- first shrouded the disaster in mystery, then continued to minimize the severity of..."

Aug. 21, 1992 Movie Review by Pamela Bruce

Your Weekend in Film
These people go forth by going for broke
"...if one in particular is a head-first dive into disaster...."

Nov. 30, 2017 Screens Post by The Screens Staff

Stonewall
A Midwestern boy comes out amid the backdrop of the Stonewall Riots
"...Roland Emmerich, a Hollywood filmmaker who’s best-known for helming disaster pictures such as Independence Day, The Day After Tomorrow,..."

Sept. 25, 2015 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Gawking at Tragedy
Please don't go down to flood-sites unless you plan to sign up to help
"...It's not a huge problem – yet. But in disasters, there often seems to be the potential for a..."

May 29, 2015 Emergency Post by Kate X Messer

The Great Invisible
Doc looks at the impact of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill on the lives of residents in the Gulf area.
"...polluted the waters along the Gulf Coast, making the disaster the worst offshore spill in the history of the..."

Dec. 12, 2014 Movie Review by Steve Davis

West, Ammonium Nitrate, And the Myopia of Terrorism
House hearing shows emphasis on public safety, not health and safety
"...on Homeland Security and Public Safety into late month's disaster in West, Texas. Nevertheless, the question was raised: With..."

May 5, 2013 News Post by Richard Whittaker

Super 8
This throwback to the monster movies of the Seventies evokes the early work of Steven Spielberg.
"...men who swoop in and try to harness the disaster. Joe’s father, Jackson Lamb (Chandler of Friday Night Lights),..."

June 10, 2011 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Vertical Limit
"...duo who, as the film opens, face the ultimate disaster while climbing a sheer cliff face in Utah. Bloodied..."

Dec. 8, 2000 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Hard Rain
"...Flood, it's hopefully the final nail in the recent action-adventure-disaster tsunami that began (again -- these things are cyclical,..."

Jan. 16, 1998 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

The Sweet Hereafter
"...in British Columbia that has just experienced a gut-wrenching disaster in which 14 children perish and many others become..."

Jan. 9, 1998 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Tax Relief for Wildfire Victims
IRS offering tax relief to victims
"...in the same sentence), taxpayers in counties declared federal disaster areas may be eligible for a host of tax..."

Sept. 20, 2011 News Post by Jordan Smith

It Took a Few Days: Obama and Perry Release Funds for Wildfire Relief
Obama Extends State of Emergency; TDRF vouchers and assistance cards
"...Friday to release up to $250,000 from the Texas Disaster Relief Fund...."

Sept. 10, 2011 News Post by Anne Harris

Craft Service
Michael Almereyda on 'This So-Called Disaster'
"...AC: On to This So-Called Disaster. How did the film come about?..."

Sept. 24, 2004 Screens Feature by Marc Savlov

Faster Than Sound: $1.5 Million in HOT Funds Routed to Emergency Musician Relief
Austin Music Disaster Relief Fund created – contentiously.
"...by Council Member Kathie Tovo, creates an "Austin Music Disaster Relief Fund" to eventually divvy emergency grants to local..."

April 17, 2020 Music Column by Rachel Rascoe

Dark Waters
Todd Haynes' courtroom drama is a true-life environmental horror
"...A dour courtroom procedural about a slow-moving environmental disaster may not seem like the most obvious project for..."

Nov. 29, 2019 Movie Review by Richard Whittaker

Midway
Roland Emmerich goes all guns blazing recreating the pivotal sea battle
"...You’ve got to hand it to disaster master Emmerich. He’s successfully predicted the imminent future of..."

Nov. 8, 2019 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

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