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War Stories
From Austin to the Upper Peninsula to Afghanistan and back: Heather Courtney's long journey to arrive at Where Soldiers Come From
"...War, and return with debilitating damage, if at all. Heather Courtney's new documentary, after all, focuses on three young..."

Oct. 7, 2011 Screens Feature by Cindy Widner

The Long Way Home
Austin documentarian Heather Courtney travels to Afghanistan, by way of her native Michigan
"...workers and the families they left behind, Austin filmmaker Heather Courtney went looking for a story to tell about..."

March 18, 2011 Screens Feature by Anne S. Lewis

The Home School
Austin's latest class of cinematic talent – represented by six anticipated films at SXSW – is going places, but they aren't leaving anytime soon.
"...bridges premiere, and others, like Paul Gordon's Motorcycle and Heather Courtney's Letters From the Other Side, continue festival runs..."

March 10, 2006 Screens Feature by Spencer Parsons

The Post Office
Austin's indie A/V boutique Stuck On On gets movies across the finish line
"...Linklater, or Malick. They include Where Soldiers Come From, Heather Courtney's documentary about members of the Michigan National Guard..."

Oct. 28, 2011 Screens Feature by Josh Rosenblatt

SXSW Film Reviews
Every Austinite should see this film, the human underside of our relentless growth; filmmakers should see it as a testimony to letting the story come to you.
"...Los Trabajadores/The WorkersD: Heather Courtney. (Video; 48 min.)..."

March 16, 2001 Screens Feature by Michael King

Film News
Local docmaker Heather Courtney heads to Afghanistan, and the 2009 Texas Film Hall of Fame Awards
"...Courtney Aims Lens at Afghanistan..."

Jan. 16, 2009 Screens Column by Joe O'Connell

More Than a Festival, Less Than a Movement
At Slamdance, tenderness, anger, and a very steep slope
"...Slamdance premiere of Letters From the Other Side, Austinite Heather Courtney's documentary about Mexican families left behind by fathers'..."

Feb. 3, 2006 Screens Feature by Spencer Parsons

The Watchmen
Three documentaries shine a light on playing to the audience
"...Karpovsky: Oh really? I now live at [Austin filmmaker] Heather Courtney's place, right around the corner from here. But..."

March 13, 2009 Screens Feature by Kimberley Jones

Film News
The Sundance Channel and NetFlix make 'Room' for Kyle Henry
"...Subjects Denied Visa Stamp The Mexican women interviewed in Heather Courtney's documentary Letters From the Other Side (see p.52)..."

March 10, 2006 Screens Column by Joe O'Connell

Film News
Suzanne Quinn, the first and only director of Austin Studios, steps down; plus, news from Slamdance and the Independent Spirit Awards, Avril Lavigne, the Jim Henson Co., and Jerm Pollett
"...estimates at more than $750 million.Sunny Slamdance Congrats to Heather Courtney, whose documentary Letters From the Other Side was..."

Dec. 16, 2005 Screens Column by Joe O'Connell

Sleight of Hand
How filmmaker Yen Tan fell into a gig selling other people's movies
"...independent film, including Bryan Poyser (Lovers of Hate) and Heather Courtney (Where Soldiers Come From). Tan's posters, with their..."

Feb. 10, 2012 Screens Feature by Josh Rosenblatt

Film Flam
Not following us on Twitter and the blog? Here's what you've been missing
"...Whedon, Judd Apatow); Alamo Slaughter gets an opening date; Heather Courtney wins the Independent Spirit's Truer Than Fiction Award..."

Jan. 20, 2012 Screens Column by Kimberley Jones

SXSW 2011 Film Awards
Jury and audience award winners announced
"...Editing: Where Soldiers Come From (Editors: Kyle Henry & Heather Courtney)..."

March 18, 2011 Screens Feature

Naked City
"...will perform Saturday night. And local director and producer Heather Courtney will present her documentary Letters From the Other..."

Nov. 10, 2006 News Feature

Film News
Pull the film loop tighter; plus, how to give Harry Knowles a heart attack
"...Festival. Patrick Million co-wrote the script with Monteverde... See Heather Courtney's thought-provoking PBS documentary, Letters From the Other Side,..."

Sept. 8, 2006 Screens Column by Joe O'Connell

SXSW Presents
'Los Trabajadores'
"...of picking up steady work at a living wage. Heather Courtney's camera-eye is captured particularly by two men: Ramón..."

Sept. 17, 2004 Screens Feature by Michael King

Page Two
SXSW Presents – a new series on KLRU that features beginning, independent documentaries – is the latest development in the vibrant Austin film scene
"...on less. In Los Trabajadores (The Workers), documentary director Heather Courtney tries to cut through the rhetoric and propaganda..."

Sept. 10, 2004 Column by Louis Black

TV Eye
Local filmmaker Heather Courtney's award-winning doc, Los Trabajadores, hits the small screen.
"...backs to make a living. And as local filmmaker Heather Courtney's documentary Los Trabajadores (The Workers) reminds us, those..."

March 21, 2003 Screens Column by Belinda Acosta

CinemaTexas Award Winners
"..."Los Trabajadores," dir. Heather Courtney..."

Oct. 12, 2001 Screens Feature

Latino Immigrants in Action
"...organization based in East Austin, will screen Austin filmmaker Heather Courtney's documentary Los Trabajadores/The Workers. Winner of an Audience..."

Sept. 13, 2001 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

sxswf: Trailer Park Gets Its War On
Previewing Where Soldiers Come From and Armadillo
"...for years now, we only just met Austin documentarian Heather Courtney last night at the La Zona Rosa party...."

March 15, 2011 Screens Post by Kimberley Jones

Naked City
Headlines and happenings from Austin and beyond
"...films that asks that question, including one by Texans Heather Courtney, Laura Varela, and Anne S. Lewis (Chronicle contributor..."

Aug. 20, 2004 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Naked City
"...last Saturday morning to watch Los Trabajadores, local filmmaker Heather Courtney's documentary on Austin's immigrant day labor community. Co-sponsored..."

Oct. 26, 2001 News Feature by Lauri Apple

Film Flam
NW Austin gets a new theatre, Alamo adopts reserved seating
"...Also new to a job: Heather Page has been announced as the Texas Film Commission's..."

Oct. 3, 2012 Screens Post by Kimberley Jones

Allison Orr Named 2018 USA Fellow
Honor for Forklift Danceworks founder comes with $50K grant
"...playwright and novelist Kirk Lynn, filmmakers Anne Lewis and Heather Courtney, poet A. Van Jordan, and musician Hannibal Lokumbe...."

Jan. 16, 2018 Arts Post by Robert Faires

Sending Postcards From the Great Divide
UT RTF chair Paul Stekler on election year for PBS
"...skills of multiple UT RTF alums, including Alvarez, director Heather Courtney (Where Soldiers Come From), editors Lucy Kreutz (61..."

July 10, 2016 News Post by Richard Whittaker

Last Day for AFS Film Grants
Get your AFS Grant applications in before midnight
"...Candler, Bob Byington, Bryan Poyser, Kyle Henry, Duane Graves, Heather Courtney, Don Swaynos, and PJ Raval, have all benefited..."

June 2, 2016 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Labors of Love (and Money)
Film production services melting pot Arts+Labor eyes a commercial expansion
"...Cassavetes Award nominee Yen Tan (Pit Stop); and Emmy-winner Heather Courtney (Where Soldiers Come From). Commercial clients have included..."

Oct. 23, 2015 Screens Feature by Michael Agresta

Page Two: Lights, Camera, Print Media
October 1985 was the strangest month
"...Nichols, Hannah Fidell, Yen Tan, Tim McCanlies, Karen Skloss, Heather Courtney, Steve Mims, Geoff Marslett, Clay Liford, Andrew Bujalski,..."

Sept. 18, 2015 Column by Louis Black

Austin Film Society Announces 2013 Grants
$116,000 awarded to Texas filmmakers
"...Where Soldiers Come From D: Heather Courtney. $500 for travel to the Emmy Awards..."

Aug. 28, 2013 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

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