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Yen Tan Sets a Timeless Drama Against the AIDS Crisis at SXSW Film
A different spirit of Christmas in Dallas filmmaker's 1985
"...about death, 1985 is full of life. Dallas-based director Yen Tan's latest feature film gracefully portrays one man's struggle..."

March 9, 2018 Screens Feature by Sarah Marloff

1985
Stunning AIDS drama looks beyond the disease and into grief
"...Directed by: Yen Tan. Starring: Cory Michael Smith, Virginia Madsen, Michael Chiklis,..."

Nov. 30, 2018 Movie Review by Matthew Monagle

Sleight of Hand
How filmmaker Yen Tan fell into a gig selling other people's movies
"...When Yen Tan was growing up in the Eighties, he didn't..."

Feb. 10, 2012 Screens Feature by Josh Rosenblatt

You Can't Always Get What You Want
Yen Tan's 'Pit Stop' finds humanity in transaction
"...divert our eyes in the body memory of commerce, Yen Tan keeps his wide open...."

March 8, 2013 Screens Feature by Brandon Watson

At the Corner of Art and Commerce
The poster design of Yen Tan
"...Independent filmmaker Yen Tan fell into poster design when he couldn't afford..."

Feb. 10, 2012 Screens Feature

The Man With the Golden Arm
Yen Tan’s poster designs are papering the town
"...nine-day run. That’s a lot of noise. But a standout poster design will do a lot to distinguish a..."

March 9, 2012 SXSW Post by Kimberley Jones

Sundance, Class of 2013
Andrew Bujalski, Yen Tan, David Lowery to debut new work
"...Austinites Andrew Bujalski and Yen Tan will screen new films in the Sundance Film..."

Nov. 28, 2012 Screens Post by Kimberley Jones

Film Flam
Kyle Killen back on TV, Yen Tan news, and more
"...might speculate Austin writer Kyle Killen has a special yen for split personalities. Our verdict? More, please...."

March 2, 2012 Screens Post by Kimberley Jones

PJ Raval's Call Her Ganda Will Open aGLIFF 2018
Local director headlines roster of new and returning films
"...a double bill, as aGLIFF celebrates another Texan filmmaker, Yen Tan, as the recipient of its first ever Tribute..."

July 11, 2018 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

ATX Film News
Acquisitions, awards, and a big gaming rumor
"...cabinet space: After scooping the Grand Jury Prize for Outstanding North American Documentary Feature at the Los Angeles Asian..."

July 6, 2018 Screens Column by Richard Whittaker

Crowdfund for the Win
Where the shoestring meets Web savvy
"...So you've decided to make a movie, like Yen Tan. You've got your script written and your actors..."

Feb. 10, 2012 Screens Feature by Josh Rosenblatt

AFCA Announces Local Film Short List
Five Austin films in contention for the annual award
"...on their end-of-year lists, and one of the most important considerations is the prestigious Austin Film Award. Today the..."

Dec. 11, 2018 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

New Name but Same Mission for aGLIFF
The All Genders, Lifestyles, and Identities Film Festival embraces the diversity of queer culture
"...also has another celebrated Austinite in the mix, filmmaker Yen Tan, who will receive the festival's inaugural tribute award...."

Sept. 7, 2018 Screens Feature by Josh Kupecki

Austin Film Society Announces 2018 Grant Winners
Recipients show strength and diversity of Texas filmmakers
"...in the pages of the Chronicle, including Dallas-to-Austin transplant Yen Tan. His narrative feature 1985 is one of the..."

Sept. 5, 2018 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

AGLIFF Closing With Mapplethorpe
Festival adds major bio-pic, plus complete line-up
"...a retrospective for the fest's first ever Tribute honoree, Yen Tan. In addition, there will be a special celebration..."

July 26, 2018 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Inside OUTsider
Queer filmmaking panel highlights Texas talent
"...assemblage of star talent for the event is an important landmark, not the least because the panelists involved are..."

Feb. 12, 2016 Screens Feature by Sean L. Malin

AFS Grant Emphasizes Diversity
Society offering $130,000 for emerging filmmakers
"...them to join the ranks of previous recipients like Yen Tan (1985), Clay Liford (Slash) Kat Candler (Hellion), Karen..."

April 3, 2018 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

SXSW Unleashes Massive Film List
High-concept horror A Quiet Place to open fest
"...talents like the Zellner brothers, Ethan Hawke, Andrew Bujalski, Yen Tan, and many more, here's today's list for your..."

Jan. 31, 2018 SXSW Post by Richard Whittaker

AFS Grants Announced
$115,000 awarded to filmmakers
"...All That We Love D: Yen Tan (Austin) AFS Grant Award: $2,500 MPS Camera Award:..."

Sept. 2, 2014 Screens Post by Marjorie Baumgarten

Austin Film Society Announces 2013 Grants
$116,000 awarded to Texas filmmakers
"...Austin this week), while PJ Raval gets some travel assistance for Before You Know It...."

Aug. 28, 2013 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Keep Calm and Party On
Everything you need to know to navigate SXSW Film
"...want to start with our SXSW Film preview, on stands Thursday, featuring interviews with boldface names like Joss Whedon,..."

March 4, 2013 Screens Post

Sun Sets on the Big 'Dance
Sundance ends with acquisitions and accolades for Austin filmmakers
"...festival's Cinematography Award. Lowery was also the co-screenwriter of Yen Tan's Austin-made Pit Stop, an unusually told story about..."

Feb. 1, 2013 Screens Feature by Marjorie Baumgarten

SXSW Film Unveils March Lineup
So much ado!
"...this year’s Sundance Film Festival was the wealth of standout films made by Austin directors. Today, the South by..."

Jan. 31, 2013 Screens Post by Kimberley Jones

An Asian Mom and a Jewish Mom Walk Into a Bar …
Actually, they walk into Austin's Lucky Chaos Theatre this Friday
"...by Asian-American authors living in Austin. That was very important to me, that it has to be people working..."

Jan. 31, 2013 Arts Post by Wayne Alan Brenner

Sundance ’13: Day Four
'Computer Chess' and 'Pit Stop' are true originals
"...The other two are Andrew Bujalski’s Computer Chess and Yen Tan’s Pit Stop...."

Jan. 24, 2013 Screens Post by Marjorie Baumgarten

Sundance Taps Texas Filmmakers for 2013 Fest
Richard Linklater, David Gordon Green, Andrew Bujalski, and more head to Park City to show off new films
"...edgy, forward-thinking, modestly budgeted films: Andrew Bujalski's Computer Chess, Yen Tan's Pit Stop, and Hannah Fidell's A Teacher. Bastian..."

Dec. 7, 2012 Screens Feature by Kimberley Jones

Mama Drama
The comedy in 21st century babymaking
"...surrounding pregnancy, birth, and parenting, writer/director Jonathan Lisecki's Gayby stands out as a surprisingly sweet and charming exploration of..."

March 9, 2012 Screens Feature by Melanie Haupt

Alphabet Soup: aGLIFF, IFP, and Other Announcements
Announcements from aGLIFF, Austin represents at the IFP, and more
"...productions. All That We Love, written by Pit Stop’s Yen Tan and Wuss’ Clay Liford and directed by Tan,..."

July 25, 2014 Screens Post by Marjorie Baumgarten

Familiar Features at Dallas International Film Festival
Revisit some favorites that hit Austin already
"...Yen Tan's third feature finds humanity in transaction and follows..."

April 4, 2013 Screens Post by Monica Riese

2019 Texas Film Awards at AFS Cinema
"...Filmmaker Yen Tan at AFS Cinema during the 2019 Texas Film..."

March 8, 2019 Photo Gallery

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