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Dancer, Texas Pop. 81
"...childhood pact to get the heck out of Dancer, Texas, thereby decreasing their hometown's population by five percent. Their..."

May 1, 1998 Movie Review by Hollis Chacona

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.
"...he scored points with critics and colleagues with Dancer, Texas Pop. 81; and he's acknowledged as the uncredited innovator..."

Sept. 19, 2003 Screens Feature by Louis Black

Featuring Texas
Films From Around the State
"...Finding North As in previous years, South by Southwest..."

March 13, 1998 Screens Feature by Marc Savlov

More McCanlies, Texas
The full interview with the director of 'Secondhand Lions'
"...he scored points with critics and colleagues with Dancer, Texas Pop. 81; and he's acknowledged as the uncredited innovator..."

Sept. 19, 2003 Screens Feature by Louis Black

Texas Feature Times
"...Dancer, Texas Pop. 81: 3/13, Paramount, 7pm; 3/19, Paramount, 10pm..."

March 13, 1998 Screens Feature

Texas D vs. Baylor Fire Bolt
Winner take all
"...Texas fans nibbled on Thanksgiving turkey and expected the worst...."

Dec. 1, 2011 Sports Post by Joe O'Connell

Texas Platters
"...If ever I expected to find a secret track,..."

July 31, 1998 Music Review

1, 2, Tres, Cuatro: Waltz Across Texas
San Antonio rock & roll posters and Central Texas dance halls – preserve them.
"...past? That's one goal of our sister city's South Texas Popular Culture Center, which itself was a gamble. Would..."

April 6, 2012 Music Column by Margaret Moser

Record Reviews: Texas Platters
"...Cowboy Junkies, Semisonic, Emmylou Harris, Willie Nelson, the Wallflowers, 81/2 Souvenirs, Patty Griffin, Kelly Willis, Loyle Lovett. That's the..."

Nov. 29, 1996 Music Review

Ray Price
"...Paycheck, Roger Miller, and Johnny Bush, and Price, now 81, was among the first to record songs by Bill..."

July 6, 2007 Music Review by Doug Freeman

Secondhand Lions
In this unique family film that's also an ode to heroic movies gone by, a boy is sent for the summer to live with his two eccentric uncles in Texas.
"...by his mother into the company of two cantankerous Texas uncles while she flits off to parts unknown. The..."

Sept. 19, 2003 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Road Trip
"...Tiffany (Blanchard) -- currently attending the University of Austin, Texas -- since they were little kids. Through a convenient..."

May 19, 2000 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Migrating North
As the Texas and national film industry feels the burn of runaway production, many agree with one directive: Blame Canada.
"...Inevitably, this has affected the Texas film community, from the local crew members -- strapped..."

Oct. 4, 2002 Screens Feature by Marc Savlov

Iron Writer
"...only tourist attractions in the area, namely the Central Texas Museum of Automotive History and the Noah's Land wildlife..."

Aug. 6, 1999 Screens Feature by Cary L. Roberts

Once Upon a Time in Austin
The films, the filmmakers, the crews, the making of a scene
"...May-September 2002: The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (New Line Cinema) P: Michael Bay; D:..."

March 12, 2004 Screens Feature by Louis Black

Postmarks
Think Positive
"...I went to see Dancer, Texas Pop. 81 based on the four-star recommended review by..."

May 8, 1998 Column

SXSW Film Conference and Festival '98 Further Reflections
"...that he's not entirely out to his small-town, South Texas family. To demonstrate just how many obstructions he had..."

March 27, 1998 Screens Feature

Short Cuts
SXSW Film Festival 03 update
"...Greenberg, and Tim McCanlies sweet, funny debut film Dancer, Texas Pop. 81. The latter two are returning to SXSW..."

March 14, 2003 Screens Column by Marc Savlov

Short Cuts
It wouldn't be a film festival without the deals, steals, and rash of black turtlenecks.
"...news so far? Tim McCanlies (The Iron Giant, Dancer, Texas Pop. 81) has inked a deal with New Line..."

March 15, 2002 Screens Column by Marc Savlov

The 11th Hour
Tim McCanlies eyes the finish line
"...(who also wrote and directed Secondhand Lions and Dancer, Texas Pop. 81) and Reisch get through a few minutes..."

March 13, 2009 Screens Feature by Josh Rosenblatt

Reeling in '98
The Austin Chronicle Top Nine Films of 1998
"...7. The Apostle 8. Wag the Dog 9. Dancer, Texas Pop. 81 MARC SAVLOV 1. Happiness 2. A Simple..."

Jan. 8, 1999 Screens Feature

SXSW Film Unveils March Lineup
So much ado!
"...overlooked any). In the Headliners category, Tim McCanlies (Dancer, Texas Pop. 81) will debut When Angels Sing, scripted by..."

Jan. 31, 2013 Screens Post by Kimberley Jones

Short Cuts
"...SXSW's world premiere of Tim McCanlies' Dancer Texas Pop. 81, on Friday, March 13 at the Paramount,..."

March 13, 1998 Screens Column by Marjorie Baumgarten

Postscripts
BookPeople is making it easier than ever to contribute to local nonprofits and other independent businesses on its Web site.
"...was recently chosen as the posterfigure for this year's Texas Writers Month (which is May), will be at BookPeople..."

Feb. 2, 2001 Books Column by Clay Smith

Competition Judges
"...Tim McCanlies wrote and directed the independent feature Dancer, Texas, Pop. 81 and wrote 1999's acclaimed animated feature The..."

March 17, 2000 Screens Feature

Page Two
When they label war protesters' speech as traitorous, right-wing war supporters reveal themselves as truly anti-American.
"...The Texas Show features the best of the Dallas Video Festival..."

Feb. 28, 2003 Column by Louis Black

Short Cuts
Tim League says "blow me!" with his brand-new, German-imported, inflatable screen; plus, The Sixth Sense's Haley Joel Osment may soon be seen on Austin street corners, muttering "I see Texans."
"...the upcoming film from local writer/director Tim McCanlies (Dancer, Texas Pop. 81). Robert Duvall, Haley Joel Osment, and Michael..."

June 28, 2002 Screens Column by Marc Savlov

Page Two
The agony and the ecstasy of SXSW 2002
"...Guillermo del Toro, and Tim McCanlies (writer/director of Dancer, Texas Pop. 81 and adapter of The Iron Giant). Tim..."

March 22, 2002 Column by Louis Black

Short Cuts
"...This just in: Tonight, Thursday, May 27, Texas Writers Month has extended its celebration to include a..."

May 28, 1999 Screens Column by Marjorie Baumgarten

1998 Austin Theatrical Movie Openings
"...(M.S.) 10/30/98 DANCE WITH ME 2.5 (R.S.) 8/21/98 DANCER, TEXAS POP. 81 4.0 (H.C.) 5/1/98 DANGEROUS BEAUTY 1.0 (M.S.)..."

Jan. 8, 1999 Screens Feature

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