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Shayda
An Iranian mother and daughter find refuge from family violence in a Melbourne women’s shelter
"...a bitterly insightful yet still hopeful depiction of an Iranian woman and her daughter in an Australian refuge for..."

March 22, 2024 Movie Review by Richard Whittaker

Austin Film Society Announces 2023 AFS Grant for Short Films Recipients
Career-changing grants go to 16 projects from Texas filmmakers
"...Texas life shatters when her long-lost father returns from Iran, unveiling family secrets amidst a night of unsettling discussions,..."

Jan. 5, 2024 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Free Will Astrology
Your weekly horoscope, June 30 - July 6
"...ruled the vast Ghaznavid empire, which stretched from current-day Iran to central Asia and northwestern India. Like so many..."

June 30, 2023 Column by Rob Brezsny

The War for Change in Kandahar
How Austin filmmaker Ric Roman Waugh made the first major Western film in Saudi Arabia since Lawrence of Arabia
"...looks at the families at home – in England, Iran, Pakistan – at whistleblowers and press, at refugees and..."

May 26, 2023 Screens Feature by Richard Whittaker

Indie Meme Review: Leila's Brothers
Banned Iranian family drama reveals the damage of poverty
"...In Iranian family drama Leila's Brothers, 40-year-old Leila (Taraneh Alidoosti) has..."

April 20, 2023 Screens Post by Katie Karp

Five Must-See Movies at Indie Meme
South Asian cinematic celebration returns with groundbreakers and crowd-pleasers
"...celebration of the best of cinema from South Asia, Iran, and the global diaspora. With RRR bringing more American..."

April 14, 2023 Screens Feature by Richard Whittaker

Bill of the Week: Texans Take to the Capitol to Battle Discriminatory Property Bills
Who gets a piece of Texas?
"...Texas Iranian-American Advocacy Day was supposed to be a day for..."

March 17, 2023 News Feature by Benton Graham

AFS Film Series Abraham/Ibrahim Highlights Diversity and Common Ground
Spotlight on the cinema of the Middle East, North Africa
"...female suicide bomber (You Resemble Me, Feb. 28), an Iranian meta-cinema starring legendary auteur Jafar Panahi as himself (No..."

Feb. 17, 2023 Screens Post by Dex Wesley Parra

No Bears
The acclaimed Iranian filmmaker plays himself in feminist meta-cinema endeavor
"...Iranian director Jafar Panahi’s feminist views have consistently been at..."

Feb. 10, 2023 Movie Review by Jenny Nulf

Headlines / Quote of the Week
"...Kolkhorst, R-Brenham, that would ban foreign entities from China, Iran, North Korea, and Russia from buying land in Texas...."

Jan. 27, 2023 News Feature

SXSW Goes Monster Hunting With Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Amongst Thieves
Evil Dead Rises and more added to festival lineup
"...a plague of supernatural forces. Cast List: Sophie Wilde, Miranda Otto, Alexandra Jensen, Joe Bird, Otis Dhanji, Zoe Terakes,..."

Jan. 11, 2023 SXSW Post by Richard Whittaker

Iranian Revolution Touches Austin
Woman, life, freedom
"...While Iran sits over 7,000 miles away from Austin, local activists..."

Dec. 16, 2022 News Feature by Benton Graham

The Top 10 Austin News Stories of 2022
From worse to bad
"...their political lives, as 9/11 was for millennials and Iran-Contra was for Gen X and Watergate was for the..."

Dec. 16, 2022 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

World Cup Watch: WC 2022 at the Midpoint
"...their teeth, with an emotionally fraught 1-0 win over Iran, but won't have long to celebrate, as they face..."

Dec. 2, 2022 Sports Feature by Nick Barbaro

World Cup Watch: It’s Kickoff Time in Qatar
The highs and lows as the tournament begins
"...for much of the game. England's 6-2 waxing of Iran was surprising only in how very good England looked,..."

Nov. 25, 2022 Sports Feature by Nick Barbaro

World Cup Watch: And So It Begins ...
The World Cup kicks off in what organizers promise won't be the Fyre Festival of sporting events
"...B: England (5), USA (16), Iran (20), Wales (19)..."

Nov. 18, 2022 Sports Feature by Nick Barbaro

Where in Austin to Watch the World Cup
And get food and drinks while you do
"...will be streamed. US matches against Wales, England, and Iran will all be streamed at 1 pm on game..."

Nov. 11, 2022 Sports Post by Leena Alali

Holy Spider
True crime drama is an indictment of theocracy and misogyny
"...evil lurks in the holy city of Mashhad in Iran. As Muslim pilgrims flock to visit the city’s shrines,..."

Nov. 11, 2022 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

World Cup TV Schedule
Who’s playing, where, and when
"...A: Qatar, Ecuador, Netherlands, Senegal B: England, IR Iran, USA, Wales C: Argentina, Saudi Arabia, Mexico, Poland D:..."

Nov. 7, 2022 Sports Post

Opinion: We Should All Fight for Human Rights in Iran
Although the government has tried to silence the people of Iran by shutting down the internet and suppressing protesters, we can use our collective global voice to speak out
"...It is long past time that Iran ceases oppressing women and stops its attack on civilians...."

Oct. 28, 2022 Column by Mahsa Monshizadegan

Crosstalk: Golden Dawn Arkestra Records Live Album and Metal Breakouts the Sword Break Up
Austin music news headlines of the week
"...percussionist Abou Sylla, Grupo Fantasma guitarist Beto Martinez, and Iranian vocalist Mohammad Firoozi, of Atash, who dedicated his song..."

Oct. 28, 2022 Music Column by Rachel Rascoe

The Most Memorable Moments of Saturday’s ACL Fest Weekend Two
Lido Pimienta, Habibi, and Princess Nokia’s Kirby squirt gun
"...slamming. – Raoul Hernandez Hazy Habibi Cements Support for Iranian Women..."

Oct. 16, 2022 Music Post by Kriss Conklin

Headlines / Quote of the Week
"...Calling: Fiery anti-veil protests have erupted in dozens of Iranian cities after the death of 22-year-old Mahsa Amini, who..."

Sept. 30, 2022 News Feature

A Not-That-Undercover Austin Look at Donald Trump’s Roadshow
The House. The Senate. “Our” country.
"...mom. War with China is scary. Russia is scary. Iran is scary. Mexico is scary. Don Jr. is kinda..."

May 20, 2022 News Feature by Maggie Q. Thompson

Public Notice: A Potpourri, Plus the World Cup
"...strikes it lucky AGAIN as Three Lions draw USA, Iran and a tougher tie against Wales, Scotland or Ukraine."..."

April 8, 2022 News Column by Nick Barbaro

Watch This: Indoor Creature Follows Ben Franklin in “American Dream”
New music video tracks a breezy, satirical cash grab
"...work is a lot more serious,” adds Ghassemi. “I’m Iranian-American, so I like to portray a lot of Persian..."

April 1, 2022 Music Post by Rachel Rascoe

La Condesa’s Lucky 13; Graeme Little Goes Big; Lucy’s Loses a Leg; Pasta | Bar Opens on East Sixth; Indie Chefs Community Is On Its Way to Town; and the Hajimaleki Bros Step Up Like Champions
All the news that’s fit to get your taste buds quivering
"...perils of war from their childhood in a war-torn Iran – and knew they had to support humanitarian efforts..."

March 9, 2022 Food Post by Wayne Alan Brenner

SXSW Film Goes Right to the Moon
Apollo 10 1/2, Sandra Bullock, and more join movie list
"...Linda Goldstein Knowlton, Producers: Maria Grasso, Linda Goldstein Knowlton, Miranda Bailey When a Guatemalan mother seeking asylum was separated..."

Feb. 2, 2022 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Sound Unseen is Blowing Up Your Stream
The hybrid music and movie fest unifies the ATX and the Twin Cities
"...Mohammed and Hakim are the only young immigrants in Iran who have formed a rock band. All they miss..."

Nov. 10, 2021 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Fantastic Fest Nabs Latest Derrickson-Cargill-Hawke Horror Collab The Black Phone
Keira Knightley dark comedy Silent Night to close fest
"...Iran, 2021 US Premiere, 93 min Director - Arsalan Amiri..."

Sept. 9, 2021 Screens Post by Kimberley Jones

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