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Greendale
Musician Neil Young imagines a whole town and its people in a Super-8 movie that serves as a companion piece to his CD and touring show.
"...Neil Young’s filmmaking pseudonym, and judging from the grainy Super-8 camerawork in this fictional song cycle about the small..."

Feb. 27, 2004 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Year of the Horse
"...short Crazy Horse songs. Shot in a combination of Super-8, 16mm, and Hi-8 video, the film deftly captures the..."

Nov. 7, 1997 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Sinister
Mix a doomed house with found footage and supernatural explanations and you have a horror movie that borrows smartly and has a strong lead in Ethan Hawke as a conflicted true-crime writer.
"...the new house, Ellison finds a mysterious box of Super-8 film reels and a projector. The movies are records..."

Oct. 12, 2012 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Dirt Road to Psychedelia
This documentary traces the changeover of Austin's youth culture from beatniks to hippies, folkies to rockers, and potheads to day-trippers – with side trips into all the music along the way.
"...informed sources with a wealth of decades-old photographs and Super-8 footage to tell the story of how Austin came..."

Feb. 15, 2008 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Wah-Wah
The death throes of an empire are are practically nothing when compared with the twitch of the marital death nerve in Richard E. Grant's semiautobiographical directorial debut.
"...a nonroyal point of view, like viewing an old Super-8 home movie of someone else's family, which, however alien..."

June 16, 2006 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Tarnation
Sometimes people grow up sane despite the best efforts of society to drive them mad. So it is for Jonathan Caouette, who with this film assembles his life into his art.
"...video diary, so chock-full is it with old photos, Super-8 and camcorder footage, answering machine tapes, and the like...."

Oct. 22, 2004 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Capturing the Friedmans
"...Arnold Friedman, and brother Jesse had been charged in 1986 with hundreds of counts of child molestation, and later..."

June 27, 2003 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

West Beirut
"...even the most stabile of teenagers. Thus Ziad Doueiri's 1998 film, West Beirut, comes as a flash of insight,..."

March 24, 2000 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Rock Opera
Locally filmed micro-budget feature tells a picaresque story about a punk guitarist who is trying to sell enough pot to finance a low-rent tour for his band. His journey instead takes him on a tour through the college-town underground.
"...This bracingly sordid slice of microbudget punk-rock cinema from Super-8 maestro Bob Ray makes it clear that, despite a..."

Sept. 3, 1999 Movie Review by Russell Smith

Flaming Ears
"...that has come before it (except, perhaps, Lizzie Borden's 1983 gem Born in Flames), this 1991, Austrian-made, futuristic, lesbian..."

July 8, 1994 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Like a Hurricane
Jim Jarmusch + Neil Young + Crazy Horse
"...Crazy Horse clips shot by others in 1976 and 1986...."

Nov. 7, 1997 Screens Feature by Marjorie Baumgarten

Small Wonders
They just nabbed two festival awards, next up is HBO, and Ed Wood is their greatest influence. Meet Austin's most successful 12-year-old filmmakers.
"...images I loved so much. With my father's Sixties-era Super-8 camera in hand, I schooled myself in the nail-biting..."

Nov. 12, 1999 Screens Feature by Marc Savlov

Austin Filmmaking, Ten Years After
Film director Richard Linklater interviews Bob Ray, the director of the new Austin-made movie Rock Opera, about the Austin Film scene over the past 10 years.
"...Ten years ago this summer, in 1989, Richard Linklater and crew took to the streets of..."

Sept. 3, 1999 Screens Feature by Marjorie Baumgarten

Young's Town, USA
A guided tour of 'Greendale'
"...have sections for; has joined, left, and rejoined the supergroup Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young; and plays sometimes as..."

Feb. 27, 2004 Screens Feature by Marjorie Baumgarten

Cinematexas 2002 Schedule
"...AMOA, LAGUNA GLORIA (3809 W. 35th), 458-8191..."

Sept. 13, 2002 Screens Feature

Postmarks
"...for the past four weeks: pg.33, Dec.12; pg.7, Dec.5, pg.85, Nov.28; pg.29, Nov.21. As many corporate advertisements go, there..."

Dec. 19, 1997 Column

Desk Set
Its inaugural class – equipped with cameras, computers, and expert instruction – wades into a sea of possibility
"...adapting and expanding its film-centric services from simple small-gauge Super-8 minifests (Cinemaker) to youth training (via the Center for..."

Dec. 8, 2006 Screens Feature by Marc Savlov

Film Feast
Cinemaker co-op's "potluck cinema'
"...shaped the theme of Cinemaker Co-op's December festival of Super-8 films. Initially, they wanted to give filmmakers the opportunity..."

Nov. 30, 2001 Screens Feature by Chale Nafus

Walking the Straight Edge
Texas Documentary Tour brings Jem Cohen's documentary on Fugazi, Instrument, to the Alamo Drafthouse.
"...likes of REM and Elliott Smith (and shot the Super-8 Witness Butthole Surfers film way back in 1986), spoke..."

Sept. 3, 1999 Screens Feature by Marc Savlov

Bringing It All Back Home
Super Suppers, Dream Dinners, and the new family meal
"...a manner that suits today's families. Dream Dinners and Super Suppers are dinner-assembly operations where, in an hour or..."

Aug. 12, 2005 Food Feature by Barbara Chisholm

SXSW Announces Gaming Awards Nominees
In its debut, the awards honor big and small games alike
"...next door to the gaming expo on Saturday, March 8. The event is free and open to the public..."

Feb. 11, 2014 Screens Post by James Renovitch

Willie Varela: Renegade
"...film expression, as well as an advocate of the Super-8 format. Inspired to pick up a camera by the..."

May 21, 2002 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Nosferatu, The Golden Arm Film Project
The first release in the Alamo Drafthouse's silent-film-with-live-musical-accompaniment series is a video every self-respecting Austin hipster should own.Produced by the Co-op's Barna Kantor and the Golden Arm Trio's Graham Reynolds, this is a complete reverse of the Alamo Drafthouse's series -- these are silent films inspired by music.
"...see Kimberley Jones' story on Harry Knowles' Butt-Numb-a-thon, p. 84, for a touching description of the place the Alamo..."

Dec. 15, 2000 Screens Review by Sarah Hepola

Score Wars - the Phantom Flicker
"..."sound-before-image project," it consists of more than 30 short Super-8 films. In order to participate, filmmakers were challenged to..."

Aug. 5, 1999 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Short Cuts
"...scheduled for this Sunday, at which time the distinguished Super-8mm film champion Toni Treadway will present a workshop and..."

May 30, 1997 Screens Column by Marjorie Baumgarten

He Needed a Hero
A regular schlub turns caped crusader in James Gunn's Super
"..."At about age 7 or 8," explains Gunn from his home in Los Angeles, "I..."

March 11, 2011 Screens Feature by Marc Savlov

Day Trippin'
More day parties than you can shake an iPhone at
"...Fall Collection (4:15), El Paso Hot Button (5) SATURDAY: Super Soul Saturday with Mingering Mike & Dori Hadar, Wiley..."

March 11, 2008 Music Post by Audra Schroeder

All Access
Austin's B-Side Entertainment rethinks how to get a movie to the masses
"...into the ring. An impressively large collection of homemade Super-8 films followed, as did various on-the-lot second assistant jobs:..."

Feb. 20, 2009 Screens Feature by Mike Kanin

Letters at 3AM
We take cars for granted, yet people have been living like this only a short time, and, when this era exhausts itself, people may never live like this again. What will they think of us, I wonder.
"...Smoking a cigarette in the parking lot of a Super 8 motel somewhere in the West. Across the street,..."

June 10, 2005 Column by Michael Ventura

Godzilla vs. the Green Screen
Austin special effects artists can kill you with a squib or with a CGI bullet hit, gore it up with pig entrails or digitally composited blood, and create just about anything you can imagine with their bare hands or software. Does the industry need both?
"...very first Academy Award for Special Make-Up Effects in 1982 for his astonishing work on John Landis' An American..."

April 22, 2005 Screens Feature by Marc Savlov

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