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Day Trips: Dobie Dichos, Oakville
Gather under the stars to celebrate storytelling and J. Frank Dobie
"...Dobie Dichos gathers people together who appreciate a good yarn..."

Oct. 22, 2021 Column by Gerald E. McLeod

RIP Dobie Theater
The Austin landmark is set to close on Sunday
"...Sad, but inevitable news: The Dobie Theater's long death rattle enters doornail status come Sunday...."

Aug. 17, 2010 Screens Post by Kimberley Jones

2010 Dobie Paisano Fellows Announced
Writers Philipp Meyer and John Pipkin to split time at 250-acre former ranch of J. Frank Dobie
"...well with the just announced winners of the 2010 Dobie Paisano Writing Fellowships: Once and very-near-future Austinite Philipp Meyer,..."

May 11, 2010 Books Post by Kimberley Jones

Now Streaming in Austin: AFS on Slacker at the Dobie
Linklater explains the breakout run of his classic
" while self-quarantining. So if you were at the Dobie Theatre 30 years ago, right now, there's a good..."

July 27, 2020 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Range War at the Dobie Ranch
A bulldozer's intrusion onto 'enchanted' property uncovers the struggles of UT's historic retreat for writers
"...barbed wire that borders the historic, University of Texas-owned Dobie Paisano Ranch, home to a prestigious fellowship program for..."

June 21, 2013 News Feature by Amy Gentry

Dobie Solves Your Bare Wall Crisis
The Dobie wants to right by your walls
"...Dan Cofer at the Dobie Theater wants to save your walls from bare-assedness. They're..."

April 7, 2008 Screens Post by Kimberley Jones

Dobie Redux
Who else was expecting, you know, an actual mall the first time you went in the Dobie?
"...coat of paint. The Austin Biz Journal reports the Dobie Mall is getting $2 million of remodeling – in..."

June 13, 2007 News Post by Wells Dunbar

Salon of the West
They may not notice us every time we go to Barton Springs -- after all, they are thinking, passionate men, deep in conversation. But we sure notice them: the men at Philosophers' Rock. Who are they? And why does Austin owe them such a debt of gratitude?
"...1940s or 1950s, an old man named J. Frank Dobie might walk over to the house of another old..."

July 4, 2003 Books Feature by Steve Moore

'World' Cinema
Three-month series AFS@Dobie launches with latest Jia Zhangke film
"...they decided to host their inaugural screening at the Dobie Theatre, the perfect gathering place, they felt, for an..."

Jan. 13, 2006 Screens Feature by Josh Rosenblatt

Write On
The 2002-03 Dobie Paisano Fellows are Oscar Casares and Todd Hearon.
"...Texas author's little parcel from the stars, aka the Dobie Paisano Fellowship, and the University of Texas and the..."

June 14, 2002 Books Feature by Shawn Badgley

Tears of the Black Tiger
This Thai film is part melodrama and part spaghetti western, as if Sirk and Peckinpah fell into a blender and out poured tear-soaked Polaroids, giant exploding squibs and blown-up heads, tearful Asian songbird ballads, and homoerotic outlaw bonding.
" killed in 2001 – now it’s playing the AFS@Dobie series – Tears is part melodrama and part spaghetti..."

Feb. 16, 2007 Movie Review by Marrit Ingman

'Flesh' Parade
The Dobie screens the X-rated director's cut of Seventies Flash Gordon parody Flesh Gordon at midnight.
"...mosquitoes, and cheap beer -- but midnight at the Dobie (screening Friday through Sunday only) probably runs a close..."

June 28, 2002 Screens Feature by Jerry Renshaw

All the Ladies in the House
Texas authors Sarah Bird and Diane Wilson win Dobie Paisano fellowships
"...UT announced today the winners of the 2010 Dobie Paisano Writing Fellowships – prestigious writing awards that involves..."

May 15, 2009 Books Post by Kimberley Jones

A Long, Strange Trip
The Dobie Plays host to Matthew Barney's five-part feast of the bizarre, the Cremaster cycle.
"...all five films in the cycle, as will the Dobie's exclusive engagement kicking off Friday -- attracted rave reviews..."

July 11, 2003 Screens Feature by Marc Savlov

Best Movie Theatre Buttered Popcorn
Dobie Theatre
"...bag of popcorn with real butter topping at the Dobie Theater makes even the worst movie tolerable. Dobie is..."

Sept. 13, 1996 Best of Austin Feature

Best Cinevations
Dobie Theatre
"...One of the last of the independent movie theatres, Dobie is the only commercial, off-campus venue that's still programmed..."

Aug. 5, 1994 Best of Austin Feature

Best Film Series
"...fairly recent re-pairing, the Austin Film Society and the Dobie Theatre, as this was the spot of the start..."

Oct. 12, 2007 Best of Austin Feature

The Hottest State
Ethan Hawke writes and directs this story based on his own novel about a lovesick narcissist in New York City.
" also effective. Otherwise, The Hottest State lacks heat. (AFS@Dobie)..."

Sept. 21, 2007 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

12:08 East of Bucharest
Using a conversation about history, three men, and a talk show, this Romanian comedy and Cannes Camera d’Or winner achieves surprising levels of underplayed wit and pathos. AFS@Dobie
" viewing to truly appreciate, it’s worth the commitment. AFS@Dobie..."

Sept. 14, 2007 Movie Review by Toddy Burton

The Boss of It All
Lars von Trier assures us at the outset that this will be a "cozy comedy," the last thing you might expect from this prickly filmmaker. (AFS@Dobie)
" often on the audience, not with the audience. AFS@Dobie..."

Aug. 31, 2007 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Lights in the Dusk
How does one say “cherchez la femme” in Finnish?
"...and desolation. Sometimes there exist lights in the dusk. AFS@Dobie..."

Aug. 17, 2007 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Triad Election
When the time comes for an aging gangster godfather in Hong Kong to step down, a bloody battle for control ensues in this vivid story about thug life.
"...crowd, the film surely rewards followers of the genre. AFS@Dobie..."

Aug. 3, 2007 Movie Review by Marrit Ingman

Ten Canoes
Ten Canoes is as much a work of anthropology as it is a narrative, and its true strength lies in its exploration of ancient aboriginal hunting practices, death rituals, and legal traditions.
"...have a new and different kind of cinematic mythmaking. AFS@Dobie..."

July 27, 2007 Movie Review by Josh Rosenblatt

I Don't Want to Sleep Alone
Although Tsai Ming-Liang's I Don’t Want to Sleep Alone is nearly wordless and slow moving, the film’s characters are compelling and its pace hypnotic. (AFS@Dobie)
"...nobody wants to go into that good night alone. (AFS@Dobie)..."

July 20, 2007 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Syndromes and a Century
Thai filmmaker Apichatpong Weerasethakul creates a baffling yet intriguing film of meandering abstractions. (AFS@Dobie)
"...Okay, so it’s like reading a Samuel Beckett novel. (AFS@Dobie)..."

July 13, 2007 Movie Review by Josh Rosenblatt

This Malian courtroom drama is like nothing you've ever seen: The people put the institutions of the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund on trial.
" appreciation and into the realm of world understanding. AFS@Dobie..."

June 22, 2007 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Red Road
This subtle psychological thriller from Scotland holds its cards close to the vest while keeping viewers intrigued but perplexed.
"...not always what it looks like on the surface. AFS@Dobie..."

June 15, 2007 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Beyond the Gates
With infinite grace but no real suspense, Beyond the Gates bears dramatic witness to the Rwandan ethnic genocide of the last decade.
"...these days, and far more importantly, so does YouTube. AFS@Dobie..."

June 1, 2007 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Filmmaker Robinson Devor sadly sabotages his own attempt to bring the practice of bestiality into the light.
" bring "zoos," literally and figuratively, into the light. AFS@Dobie..."

May 25, 2007 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Grbavica: The Land of My Dreams
This first feature from Bosnian director/writer Jasmila Zbanic offers up a slice of life after hell in which a widowed mother and daughter still veer perilously between fear and hope.
"...remain locked in a rapturous stranglehold amidst the rubble. AFS@Dobie..."

May 18, 2007 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

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