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Chef du Cinema Presents 'American Graffiti'
Also: Bourbon root beer
"...Chef du Cinema, aka Ron Deutsch, makes me wish that I were..."

April 3, 2013 Screens Post by Joey Keeton

Expanding Cinema
An interview with premier avant-garde filmmaker and musician Michael Snow.
"...No artist could be more perfect to inaugurate "Expanding Cinema" -- the Austin Film Society's avant-garde film and video..."

Sept. 17, 1999 Screens Feature by Athina Rachel Tsangari

Letters at 3AM
Even though 2002 was an exceptional year for American cinema, American art has never been more marginalized, ghettoized, and controlled, than it is today.
"...Chronicle concurred that 2002 was an exceptional year in cinema. (My list neglected the unusually honest We Were Soldiers..."

Jan. 10, 2003 Column by Michael Ventura

Cape Fear
"...of what was already a remarkably disturbing movie in 1962. It adds putrefactive psychological dimensions to 1962's perfect little..."

Nov. 22, 1991 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Go behind the groundbreaking book of interviews; a must for cinephiles
"...In 1962, two filmmakers sat in a room together to record..."

Feb. 26, 2016 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Painted Faces
"...Starring: Samo Hung, Cheng Pei-Pei and Lam Ching-Ying. It's 1962, and a young boy is entering the mysterious, exotic..."

Aug. 6, 1993 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Once Upon a Time … When We Were Colored
" far better suited to television than to the cinema. Based on the autobiographical novel by Clifton Taulbert, Once..."

May 17, 1996 Movie Review by Joey O'Bryan

Chronicle Recommends: Vive la France!
In honor of New French Cinema Week, we go Gallic!
"...without France, there would be no such thing as cinema. Our European cousins didn’t just perfect the first iteration..."

April 22, 2019 Screens Post by The Screens Staff

AFS Essential Cinema: Agnes on Agnès
"...Wave arrived with Breathless and The 400 Blows. Her 1962 film, Cleo From 5 to 7, furthers Varda's study..."

Dec. 31, 2010 Screens Feature by Marjorie Baumgarten

A new AFS series highlights the little-seen films of the Soviet New Wave.
"...Well-intentioned critics often regard the better-known films of Soviet cinema, like those of Andrei Tarkovsky, as hallmarks of individual..."

Nov. 2, 2001 Screens Feature by Marrit Ingman

Five Films to See in Austin This Week
Your weekly film guide for Feb. 2 through Feb. 8
"...Of course, there are the requisite screenings of the..."

Feb. 2, 2018 Chron Events Post by Josh Kupecki

Mummy's the Word
Mexic-Arte Museum screens a landmark of Mexican fantastic cinema
"...modest, black-and-white way, a genuine landmark of Mexican fantastic cinema. In a switch from Universal's (and Boris Karloff's) long-established..."

Aug. 15, 2008 Screens Feature by Marc Savlov

Paramount Announces Summer Classic Film Series Lineup
See the whole schedule and get some tickets to escape the heat
" the Paramount and neighboring Stateside. Two giants of cinema get special nods, starting with Peter Sellers, Scene Stealer,..."

May 16, 2017 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Summer Film Events
"...Bull: 4:20, 9:15 8/18 Paths of Glory: 7:15 Lolita (1962): 9:05 8/19 Lolita (1962): 7:15 Paths of Glory: 10:15..."

May 22, 1998 Screens Feature

All is Grace: The Films of Robert Bresson
"...the films of Robert Bresson. "If you believe in cinema, or the possibility of cinema, you'd be crazy to..."

Aug. 31, 2000 Movie Review

Summer Movie Events
"...Bull: 4:20, 9:15 8/18 Paths of Glory: 7:15 Lolita (1962): 9:05 8/19 Lolita (1962): 7:15 Paths of Glory: 10:15..."

June 12, 1998 Screens Feature

Holiday Viewing: The Gospel According to St. Matthew
“The most sublime Texts ever written”
"...he made a dozen films that helped guide Italian cinema – and the Italian left wing – through the..."

Dec. 20, 2017 Screens Post by Nick Barbaro

CineMarfa Announces 2015 Lineup
Sci-fi in an out-of-this-world setting
"...trip from Austin to Marfa, but the lineup of CineMarfa 2015 ventures even farther: There’s a nifty space theme..."

March 25, 2015 Screens Post by Kimberley Jones

That Old Revival Spirit
Testifying About Movies
"...well be, but it's still one of the best cinematic meditations on the nature of inherited evil to come..."

June 13, 1997 Screens Feature

Celebrity, South Austin Style
The Mayor of South Austin
"...Ask him about the Cinema West hoopla and you'll get an earful: "Can I..."

Dec. 4, 1998 News Feature

DVDanger: Four Films in Search of a Cult
Retro releases and martial arts aim for new crowds
"...Australian exploitation cinema may not be on most people's radar, but in..."

April 18, 2015 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Of Family Heirlooms and Industrial Films
The Texas Archive of the Moving Image preserves the state's cinematic roads less traveled
"...screen some of the commonly acknowledged benchmarks of Texas cinema – The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas or Dazed..."

May 27, 2011 Screens Feature by Josh Rosenblatt

Down We Go
Revisiting Renaissance man Robert Thom's prolific and hellish Hollywood visions
"...(the title I prefer) is a masterpiece of fingernails-on-chalkboard cinema. Its layered contradictions are not only the ideal way..."

Aug. 10, 2007 Screens Feature by Louis Black

Short Cuts
Austin blazes another trail: the Cinema Touching Disability 2004 Film Festival
"...double bills – until a triumphant screening at the 1962 Cannes Film Festival finally brought it the recognition that..."

May 21, 2004 Screens Column by Marc Savlov

Che Bella
The Austin Film Society's series is called "Che Bella: Italy in the 60s," but the story really begins -- as does all of modern cinema -- in the streets of Rome, in May of 1944. Nick Barbaro looks at Italian neorealism and the movies it inspired.
"...story really begins -- as does all of modern cinema -- in the streets of Rome, in May of..."

Jan. 19, 2001 Screens Feature by Nick Barbaro

No Prozac for the Wicked
The Cool Capers of Donald Westlake
"...True aficionados of hard-boiled fiction and cinema were the least surprised by Westlake's deft handling of..."

Dec. 26, 1997 Books Feature by Jesse Sublett

Counterprogramming Cupid
Stick it to Valentine's Day with these free ways to say eff off to love
" lecture Silents Are Golden: A Celebration of Silent Cinema, which takes place Feb. 14 at 4pm at the..."

Feb. 11, 2011 Screens Feature by Kimberley Jones

(Re)learning Japanese
One was a hardworking Renaissance man, a student of literature. The other was a hard-living military veteran, a cameraman-in-training who stumbled into acting after his grizzled mug and gruff mien won a talent search. Together, Akira Kurosawa and Toshiro Mifune created some of the Japanese cinema's most enduring treasures.
"...Kurosawa and Toshiro Mifune created some of the Japanese cinema's most enduring treasures, films that combined the thrills of..."

Feb. 7, 2003 Screens Feature by Marrit Ingman

Suggested Viewing
"...Sica) The archetypal neorealism and an icon of world cinema. I prefer the Italian title (plural)...."

Jan. 19, 2001 Screens Feature by Nick Barbaro

Roam Sweet Home
Filmmaker Ellen Spiro and the Texas Documentary Tour
"...the form and modes of production -- a nomadic cinema, if you will...."

Nov. 7, 1997 Screens Feature by Jerry Johnson

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