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McCanlies, Texas
Tim McCanlies is known in the movie business as a great script writer with few scripts that have actually hit the big screen. With the Sept. 19 release of Secondhand Lions, long thought to be one of the best unproduced scripts around, that will change.
"...points with critics and colleagues with Dancer, Texas Pop. 81; and he's acknowledged as the uncredited innovator of the..."

Sept. 19, 2003 Screens Feature by Louis Black

Not Your Average Arts & Crafts: Summer Media Camps
" which kids age 13-17 can crash-course in either Super-8 or DV movie-making. AFS Director of Artist Services Elisabeth..."

May 31, 2002 Screens Feature

Short Cuts
Cattle call!
"...presence as an extra on Friday and Saturday, Aug. 17-18, from 8:30pm to 2am, at the Mike A. Meyers..."

Aug. 17, 2001 Screens Column by Marc Savlov

Short Cuts
"...class ($320). The application deadline is Feb. 14. Call 835-7639 for info......"

Feb. 6, 1998 Screens Column by Marjorie Baumgarten

Short Cuts
"...enjoyment at the Ritz Lounge on Nov. 17, at 8 & 10:30pm. The film by Eric Saks is a..."

Nov. 14, 1997 Screens Column by Marjorie Baumgarten

Short Cuts
"...summer workshops. Topics range from intensives on documentary and Super-8 filmmaking to introductions to Chinese cinema, the Internet, and..."

July 4, 1997 Screens Column by Marjorie Baumgarten

"...a stylized documentary road movie filmed with a "rundown Super-8 camera" that solves the problem of the lack of..."

Aug. 16, 1996 Screens Column

Wojnarowicz: F**k You F*ggot F**cker
Inside the creativity and fury of the artist provocateur
"...photographer/activist Nan Goldin, Fran Lebowitz, and John Waters. In 1989 his longtime partner and fellow Act Up activist Peter..."

March 26, 2021 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Crip Camp
Remarkable Netflix documentary looks at a moment of social revolution for people with disabilities
"...draws from – smudgy black-and-white photos, half-inch videotape, grainy Super-8 – or the time-capsule clothing and hair, all bell..."

March 27, 2020 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Black Mother
A hypnotic and all-encompassing glimpse into Jamaican life
"...coherence but for contemplation. Shot on formats ranging from Super 8 and 16mm to HD – Black Mother is..."

April 12, 2019 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Maria by Callas
The genius soprano's contentious career in her own words
" the know. Home movies and playbills are shown (Super-8 films are presented with their sprocket holes preciously visible,..."

Nov. 30, 2018 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

A Band Called Death
A black proto-punk band from Detroit that wouldn't compromise on its name is unearthed in this music doc 35 years after recording their original demo tracks.
" American culture. It’s chock-full of black-and-white photos and Super-8 home movies, although the narrative is sometimes repetitive, and..."

June 28, 2013 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Stories We Tell
Canadian filmmaker and actress Sarah Polley goes looking for her biological father and comes homes with a wise and poetic documentary about the nature of truth.
"...newly shot footage made to look like scratchy, old Super-8 film, and material that records her father reading from..."

June 7, 2013 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

'Our Nixon'
Peek behind the curtain of the White House
"...– culled both from now-familiar network newscasts and the Super-8 "home movies" shot by Nixon aides Haldeman, Ehrlichman, and..."

March 15, 2013 Screens Feature by Anne S. Lewis

'Sinister': Local Boy Makes Evil
Cargill's 'Sinister' premieres at SXSW
"...dark house" horror film sub-genre married to the outright supernatural. Only in this case, the house, a suburban banality,..."

March 11, 2012 Screens Post by Marc Savlov

Two-Wheeled Texas
Bikers' best bets on the highways and byways
"...the alley. You are so authentic. 213 W. Fifth, 320-8424. Big Star Burlesque This local troupe of buxom..."

June 13, 2008 Features Feature by Angela Armstrong

Paranoid Park
Gus Van Sant's new film about young male skateboarders is breathtaking, heartbreaking, tragic, gorgeous, and psychically true all at the same time.
"...Paranoid Park will inevitably be compared to Larry Clark's sk8r triptych (Kids, Ken Park, Wassup Rockers), but Van Sant's..."

March 21, 2008 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Labor Intensive
John Fiege on 'Mississippi Chicken' and Anne Lewis on 'Morristown'
" a filmmaker who has been at it since 1968...."

Oct. 5, 2007 Screens Feature by Spencer Parsons

Joe Montana – Nice Guy, Pretty Good Football Player
"...was storming off to my bedroom on Jan. 22, 1989, with a grump and huff. Down 16-13 to the..."

July 2, 2007 Sports Post by Timothy Braun

The Devil and Daniel Johnston
The literal and figurative institutionalization of Austin music and art legend Daniel Johnston is analyzed from many angles in this perceptive film profile.
"...phenomenon is compared – and in some cases pronounced superior – to Robert Johnson, Bob Dylan, and Brian Wilson...."

May 5, 2006 Movie Review by Raoul Hernandez

The Notorious Bettie Page
Gretchen Mol dazzles as the titular pinup girl, but the film raises many more questions about the enigmatic icon than it answers.
"...while occasionally switching to some of the most gorgeously supersaturated color stock this side of Douglas Sirk). But like..."

April 21, 2006 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Be Here to Love Me: A Film About Townes Van Zandt
Vivid yet impressionistic, this documentary tribute to the musician Townes Van Zandt brings the life and the music of this songwriter's songwriter into focus.
"...stages of his life, clips from his television appearances, Super-8 home footage, audio recordings, and more. Brown’s real secret..."

Dec. 9, 2005 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Torremolinos 73
In this comedy set in Seventies Spain, a married couple makes porn movies for Scandinavian consumption.
"...boss (who assures his hesitant employee that the resulting Super-8 loops will only be distributed in sex-mad Scandinavia) is..."

June 24, 2005 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

The Fearless Freaks
Documentary about the band the Flaming Lips – the crazy/bizarre Oklahoma outfit that, despite itself, rose to national prominence.
" an Oklahoma City Long John Silver’s franchise in 1983, this should be it. Of course, it might also..."

April 15, 2005 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Liquid Assets
I know, most of our Super Bowl drinks will probably be from Shiner, Texas, but I thought it might be fun to pull together a group of wines that would go well with snacks and screams
"...I know, most of our Super Bowl drinks will probably be from Shiner, Texas, but..."

Jan. 28, 2005 Food Column by Wes Marshall

Riding Giants
A creative wipe-out from the director of Dogtown and Z-Boys
"...fortune to hatch and come of age during the Super-8 and video camcorder eras of the Seventies and Eighties,..."

Aug. 13, 2004 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Never Die Alone
Every known hip-hop gangster cliché comes to the fore in this film starring DMX and David Arquette.
"...keeps the grainy, dark feel of a poorly lit Super-8 running throughout), and even scoring. The plot has Jewish..."

March 26, 2004 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

"...bound to be a runner-up. Competing with those gravity-defying Super-8 shots of Tony Alva catching righteous air above some..."

Aug. 15, 2003 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

The Polyester Prince Road Show 2003
"...Various. The show is a traveling showcase of of Super-8 films by an international array of filmmakers. Also incorporated..."

Jan. 7, 2003 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Goodbye to Big Pink
The Rio Motel faces new ownership, a new name, and perhaps a new future.
"...-- the pink and baby blue stucco lodging at 4800 N. I-35, the venerable motor hotel with the hand-painted..."

July 26, 2002 News Feature by Rob D'Amico

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